Camilla Jensen

PhD (Economics), MA (English and Economics)

  • Universitetsvej 1, 25.3

    DK-4000 Roskilde



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I have a background in cultural studies (MA in Economics and Languages) and a PhD in Economics from SDU, Denmark. My doctoral thesis was on foreign direct investment in Poland and the political-economic and technological aspects of the reincorporation of foreign capital into the Polish economic system during transition to a market economy. Since then I have worked as Assistant and Associate Professor at the Department of International Economics and Management at CBS, Copenhagen. At the same time I was a Lecturer in Comparative Economic Systems at Copenhagen University. Later I became Associate Professor at the Economics Department at Kadir Has University in Istanbul until I moved to Malaysia as the first Director of Studies and Associate Professor to the Nottingham School of Economics in Malaysia. During my time working in Asia I also served two terms as Research Fellow with the think-tank CASE in Poland.

My research is in international trade and focuses on multinational firms and exporting capabilities but with the political-economic aspects of economic systems research as an important underlying theme. For example, I have conducted several research projects on the political-economic systemic aspects of foreign direct investment in emerging economies such as Poland, Turkey, Malaysia and Cuba. Currently I am finalising a major research project on the Polish Special Economic Zones' policy where the underlying hypothesis is that the SEZ administrations have become a third factor (in between the central and local administrations) of the political-economic geography of the country with the particular protagonist role of catering to (foreign) business investors. A related project I am continuing working on is the role of country systemic factors (especially political risk) towards shaping the long run of the techno-socio-economic outcomes of foreign direct investments in emerging economies.

My future research will focus on the role of information and cultural perceptions related with the current proliferation of self-governance mechanisms for standard setting cultures and systems in international trade exemplified with cases related with energy and the environment, where the central actors also often are multinational firms.


  • Economics, Politics
  • Multinational Firms
  • International Trade
  • Policy Evaluation
  • Sustainable Development

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