The Research Unit was established in 2016, to support the policy decisions of Danmarks Nationalbank by providing a conceptual framework to assess policy-making challenges and economic models and tools to analyse the economy. Economists in the Research Unit are expected to produce high-quality research to be published in refereed journals and to participate in the international academic and central banking debate. The Research Unit runs the Danmarks Nationalbank PhD Programme and hosts the CopenhagenMacro Network of economists. Economists throughout all core departments at Danmarks Nationalbank conduct research in a wide variety of areas in Macroeconomics and Finance, with a special focus on banking, household finance, heterogeneous-agent models of firms, households and financial intermediaries, transmission of business cycle shocks. The Research Unit has built expertise in using the extensive micro-datasets available in Danmark.