Research

Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research disseminates urban research relevant to decision-makers and interested citizens. This is achieved by initiating projects compiled by their own researchers. Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research can also recommend the Krak Foundation to provide financial support to external projects relevant within the field of urban research.

Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research collaborates with a number of external researchers and institutions from Denmark and abroad. There is no requirement for external researchers to contribute solely to Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research communications. Researchers can, for example, write working papers in Danish or English for publication in scientific journals.

Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research does not specify requirements for reporting beyond the agreed research products and financial reporting. However, it is a requirement that a time schedule and a project description are provided.

Methods and data

Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research initiates mainly quantitative research, typically based on data from Statistics Denmark. Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research produces both descriptive information and analyses causal relationships within the field of urban research.

  • Descriptive projects survey significant issues and problems in Danish society; for example, what proportion of Danish jobs are outsourced every year?
  • Causal projects investigate the effect of a relationship between two variables; for example, do surveillance cameras reduce crime in the city?