Morten Skov Madsen
  • Universitetsvej 1, 25.2

    DK-4000 Roskilde


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Personal profile


I am a PhD Fellow at the Department of Social Sciences and Business, where I am part of the research group Roskilde School of Governance (RSG) and the Center for Research on Public-Private Collaboration (COPS).

My PhD project concerns public procurement. I investigate how public organizations prepare, carry out and follow up on procurement of goods and services from private suppliers, with a special focus on the impact of transaction complexity and purchasing skills.

I primarily use quantitative methods to collect and analyze data, and I am part of a research team conducting a randomized field experiment on public organizations' purchaser skills.


I teach or have taught at a introductory course in quantitative methods (both as lecturer and as instructor in exercise lessons), at a course on marketization in the public sector, and have also contributed to teaching in a course on policy analysis in modern democracies. In addition, I supervise student projects.

Education/Academic qualification

Public Administration, MSc in Public Administration, Roskilde University

Feb 2018Jan 2020

Award Date: 21 Jan 2020

Journalism, Bachelor of Journalism, Danmarks Medie og Journalisthøjskole

Sep 2011Jun 2015

Award Date: 25 Jun 2015

External positions

Student, Rigsrevisionen

Oct 2018Jan 2020

Journalist, Lolland-Falsters Folketidende A/S

Oct 2015Jan 2018

Research assistant, Danmarks Medie og Journalisthøjskole

Dec 2014Apr 2015

Journalist trainee, Fyens Stiftstidende (Fynske Medier A/S)

Feb 2013Jul 2014

Interviewer, Epinion

Feb 2011Nov 2011


  • Public administration
  • Public-Private Collaboration
  • Contracting out
  • Outsourcing
  • Public procurement