We talked with Daniel about a career in Public Consulting.
- Why did you decide to dedicate your career to the public sector? “By virtue of its size alone, the public sector is relevant for every citizen in Denmark. Each money we hand over half of our salary to the institutions that constitutes the public welfare sector, and it is therefore of utmost importance, that the public sector is run efficiently and smoothly. As a consultant primary focused in this area, it is our finest job to help institutions facilitate efficiency and value for money. We do this for example by international comparisons and strategic cost reductions – something that I find very interesting to work with!
Having worked on the inside of this big machinery for a couple of years, I find it meaningful to make an impact that matters for the public sector with Monitor Deloitte.”
- What are you particular interested in at the moment? “Nudging has been one of the hottest topics in behavioral economic over the last years, and is still an evolving field. The nudging potential in the public sector is huge, and fits perfectly in the search for alternative ways to influence the decision-making, other than purely economic incentives. Especially in respect to how we motivate and incentivize individuals in order to move them from unemployment to being employed. This is a topic very close to my heart, and I am currently writing my master thesis within this area.”
- You worked with European Community of Shipowners’ Association, what can you tell us about it? “The global shipping industry has been under a lot of pressure since the financial crises, mainly due to increasing costs, overcapacity and lack of liquidity. We made an impact that mattered for the European Community Shipowners’ Associations, making policy recommendations by looking at top performance international shipping centers and addressing the parameters Europe is lacking relative to the top international shipping centers. Hopefully our contribution will prepare the European shipping industry to the challenges lying ahead and the tough international competition.”