Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research develops knowledge on urban initiatives and conditions and examines how these contribute to the generation of wealth and economic growth in cities. We work across the fields of economy, sociology and geography and our research results are relevant to a wide range of stakeholders, such as decision-makers, citizens and researchers.
Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research is a research unit established by the foundation Kraks Fond. The foundation provides financial aid to non-profit initiatives within the field of urban research and urban economics.
Urban research is a diverse field that covers a wide range of topics. We have chosen to focus our research on the field of urban economics and we place our research projects within the following areas: Housing, Urban Business, Urban Phenomena, Public Governance and Big Data.
Our research is primarily quantative and is based on data from Statistics Denmark, a governmental institution that collects, compiles and publishes statistics on Danish society.
To ensure a high scientific level in every project the Kraks Fond has an advisory board consisting of international renowned scientists from Denmark and abroad. The board examines the relevance of the projects in the field of urban economics to a wider audience in science and society. The advisory board always hands over its assessment to the board before final approval.
The advisory board consists of: