Jens Hougaard

Jens Hougaard
Area Head of Economics, Visiting Professor of Economics

Jens Leth Hougaard is a Visiting Professor of Economics and serves as the Area Head of Economics for NYU Shanghai. He holds an appointment at the University of Copenhagen as a Professor of Microeconomics and the head of Blockchains and Electronic Markets. 


Select Publications

  • J. Gudmundsson, J.L Hougaard, and C.Y. Ko (2019), Decentralized mechanisms for river sharing, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 94, 67-81
  • J.L. Hougaard (2018), Allocation in Networks, MIT Press
  • J.L. Hougaard and H Moulin (2018), Sharing the cost of risky projects, Economic Theory, 65, 663-679
  • J.L. Hougaard, J.D. Moreno-Ternero, M. Tvede and L.P. Østerdal (2017), Sharing the proceeds from a hierarchical venture, Games and Economic Behavior, 102, 98-110
  • J.L. Hougaard and M. Tvede (2015), Minimum cost connection networks: truth-telling and implementation, Journal of Economic Theory, 157: 76-99



  • PhD, Economics
    University of Copenhagen

Research Interests

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Economic Design
  • Networks
  • Game Theory
  • Mechanism Design

Courses Taught

  • Topics in Economics: Market Design