Mikkel Mulvad

Staff portrait: Mikkel Mulvad

Mikkel Mulvad is a PhD student at the Department and is located in building 2622(C), office 202.

How long have you been a PhD student at the Department of Economics and Business?
8 months

What is your background?
BSc in Mathematics-Economics from Department of Mathematics at Aarhus University. MSc in Mathematical Finance from Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London.

What are your main areas of research?
Stochastic and Econometric Analysis of Commodity Markets with focus on electricity. In particular the newly developed field of Ambit Stochastics.

What is in your experience the biggest difference between being a PhD student and being a regular student?
Definitely that it feels more like 'work'. As a student you only have yourself to answer to. As a PhD student you have more responsibilities; to your own students, to your supervisor, to collaborators etc. This increases the work-burden substantially in my opinion. That being said, there is still plenty of time to 'live the student' life. This, together with being able to plan your own schedule, is one of the biggest perks of being a PhD student as compared to, say, working in the industry (gasp).

Are you teaching any classes this semester, or what are you going to teach next semester?
I am TA'ing second semester statistics (shout-out to my cool students!). Next year, I am hopefully TA'ing said students in Mathematical Economics II. If the powers that be will allow it, I may get to lecture a bit as well.

Are you planning to take part in any conferences or PhD courses in the near future?
I just went to London for a conference. We have a couple of local Aarhus conferences/workshops/courses planned over the summer, and then I have a summer school in Belgium (Electricity Markets) in late August. If things work out, I plan on either going to Poland (Lévy Process conference) and/or Greece (Econometrics) over the summer as well.

Have you been abroad in connection with your PhD study (or where are you planning to go)?
Not yet, but I am definitely planning to go abroad as much as possible.

What do you do when you are not at work?
Sorry, I don't understand the question… I am always at work!?

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Anders Kock

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What is it like to be a university rock star?!?

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