Professor Martin Kaae Jensen

Professor Martin Kaae JensenProfessor in Economics

Contact details

  • Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2901
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  • Office: AC107, Astley Clarke Building
  • Office hours: Thursday 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm (term time only) otherwise by appointment

Personal details

Professional activities and affiliations:

  • School REF Coordinator
  • Chair of the 2015/16 US/UK Job Market Committee
  • External Examiner at London School of Economics (MSc)
  • Associate fellow, CRETA
  • Fellow, Novo Tempus (University Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne)
  • Expert Reviewer of Grant applications for the NSF (USA), ISF (Israel), FCT (Portugal), and the ANR (France)
  • Foreign Expert Evaluator at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

I am a referee at the following mathematics and engineering journals:

  • Discrete Applied Mathematics
  • IEEE Journal of Automatic Control
  • Journal of Global Optimization
  • Mathematics of Operations Research
  • Order
  • Optimization Letters

and at the following economics journals:

  • the BE Press Theory Suite
  • Bulletin of Economic Research
  • Econometrica
  • Economic Theory
  • Games and Economic Behavior
  • International Economic Review
  • International Journal of Game Theory
  • Journal of Economic Theory
  • Journal of Mathematical Economics
  • Journal of Political Economy
  • Journal of Public Economics
  • Macroeconomic Dynamics
  • Mathematical Social Sciences
  • Quantitative Economics
  • Review of Economic Studies
  • Theoretical Economics


Administrative responsibilities

  • Deputy Head of Department (Research)
  • Chair of Research Committee
  • Chair of Recruitment Committee
  • REF Coordinator


  • Macroeconomics
  • Game Theory
  • Evolutionary Game Theory

My research is focused on macroeconomic theory, though I also work in game theory and dynamic microeconomics.

My present projects are on growth models as well as a class of models called Large Dynamic Economies (LDEs). LDEs include models with borrowing constraints, uninsurable risk, and also models of firm dynamics and occupational choice models.

Together with Daron Acemoglu, I am working on extending this framework to allow for aggregate uncertainty. These issues are closely related to my work on distributional comparative statics which asks how distributions (of income, intelligence, uncertainty, private information, etc) relate to and determine economic outcomes. For example, the relationship between income inequality and aggregate savings in an economy is a distributional comparative statics question.

Finally, I work on aggregative games and evolutionary game theory.


I am willing to supervise students in all areas related to Dynamic Macroeconomics and Game Theory.

Current students


Robust Comparative Statics in Large Dynamic Economies" (with Daron Acemoglu), Journal of Political Economy 123, 587-640, 2015.

Aggregate Comparative Statics" (with Daron Acemoglu), Games and Economic Behavior 81, 27-49, 2013.

Global Stability and the 'Turnpike' in Optimal Unbounded Growth Models", Journal of Economic Theory 147, 802-832, 2012.

Robust Comparative Statics in Large Static Games" (with Daron Acemoglu), IEEE Proceedings on Decision and Control 49, 2010.

Aggregative Games and Best-Reply Potentials", Economic Theory 43, 45-66, 2010.



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