Curriculum Vitae – Lartey Godwin Lawson Ph. D.


Nationality: Danish

Born at: Aflao, Ghana

Private Address: Nygårdsvej 2. 2. TH. 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark

E-mail Mobil phone: + 45 2660 6478


Present Employment and Office Address:

The Danish Road Directorate (Vejdirektoratet, Trafiksikkerhed og cykling)

Niels Juels Gade 13, 1022 København K, Denmark

Telephone: 45 7244 3333

Statistician: Road traffic safety – accident statistics

Project coordinator: WHO – Danish statistics


1999-2003 Ph.D. Animal Health Economics, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

1997-1999 Candidatus Oeconomiae Agronomiae (Msc. Agric. Economics), LIFE, KU, Denmark

1992-1997 B.Sc., Agric. Economics Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

1988-1991 Export marketing, Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College, Denmark

1985-1987 Diploma Agricultural Management, Nordisk Landboskole, Odense, Denmark

1982-1983 Certificate in Farm Management, Nordisk Landboskole, Odense, Denmark

1970-1975 O’ Level General Certificate of Education, Ghana


Professional Experience:
2016- The Danish Road Directorate (Vejdirektoratet, Trafiksikkerhed og cykling)

2010-2016 Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, (Fødevarestyrelsen)

2011- Part Time Lecturer in Quantitative Markets Analysis, University of Aalborg, Department of Business and Management

2011- Member of the Censor Corps (Examiner) at University of Copenhagen, (LIFE,KU)

2008- Reviewer for International Journals in the fields of Economics, Veterinary Epidemiology, Agricultural Science and International Marketing

2007-2010 Diverse EU Projects in Food safety: Technology assessment of precision farming (4 countries):. Efficacy, cost benefit, and consumer perception of post-harvest pathogen reduction of fresh pork (FFS05-5-DECONT): Risk perception and cost benefit analysis of interventions to control Campylobacter in Broiler Production (FFS05-1 -CAMPY): Balancing microbiological safety against other food quality parameters (QUALYSAFE). The Economics of Use and Non-use of antimicrobial growth promoters in livestock production: See references for the outputs of these activities.

2003-2010 Diverse lectures in economics and econometrics, Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

1975-1981 Senior Clerk, Bank for Housing and Construction, Accra, Ghana


– Lartey G. Lawson:
Reviewed Publications and Institute working Papers/Reports

2015 Lartey G. Lawson and Jørgen Dejgård Jensen: The Hierarchical Index Model for Animal Welfare Inspection in Denmark. In Symposium I Anvendt Statistik 26-28 januar, 2015, p.159-169

2015 Jørgen Dejgård Jensen, Lartey Godwin Lawson, Mogens Lund: Systemic cost-effectiveness analysis of food hazard reduction – Campylobacter in Danish broiler supply. In: European Journal of Operational Research, 241 (2015) 273–282

2014 Andreea Iacob, John Kuada, Lartey G. Lawson: Relationships between Brand Perception, Ideology and Consumer Ethnocentrism in Post-Communist Romania. In: Journal of EuroMarketing, 23.1-2, p.85-119

2012 Andreea Iacob, John Kuada, Lartey G. Lawson: Country Image and Brand Perception of Hybrid Products from Emerging Economies 19th International Business Research Conference”, Monash University, Melbourne Australia on November 19th – 21st 2012, and published in the subsequent conference proceedings

2012 Jørgen Dejgaard Jensen, Lawson G. Lartey: and Mogens Lund (2012): Economies of Capacity Utilization in Decontamination of Pig Carcasses, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. 45,1(February 2013):125–138

2012 Luljeta Hajderllari Kostas Karantininis Lartey G. Lawson FDI as an Export-Platform: A Gravity Model for the Danish Agri-Food Industry, Working Paper no.2012 / 7, IFRO, University of Copenhagen

2011 Lawson, G. Lartey, Søren Marcus Pedersen, Claus Grøn Sørenseb, Liisa Pesonen, Spyros Fountas, Armin Werner, Frank W. Oudshoorn, Luzia Herold, Thanos Chatzinikos, Inger Marie Kirketerp, Simon Blackmore: A four nation survey of farm information management and advanced farming systems: A descriptive analysis of survey responses. Comput. Electron. Agric., 77 (1): 7–20

2010 Lawson Lartey and Henning Otte Hansen: Strukturudvikling I pelsdyravlen: Kan udviklingen forklares og forudsiges? Tidsskrift for Landøkonomi 196 (1):73-80

2009 Lawson Lartey G., Anders S. Larsen, Søren Marcus Pedersen and Morten Gylling:
Perceptions of Genetically Modified Crops among Danish Farmers, Food Economics 6 (2): 99-118

2009 Lawson Lartey G., Jørgen Dejgaard Jensen and Mogens Lund (2009): Cost-effectiveness of Salmonella reduction in Danish abattoirs, International Journal of Food Microbiology, 134;126-132

2009 Lawson Lartey, Jørgen Dejgaard Jensen and Mogens Lund (2009): Costs of intervention measures against campylobacter in Danish broiler supply chain, Institute of Food and Resource Economics (FOI), Report 201

2008 Lund M., Christensen J., Lawson G.L. Friis Pedersen M., Kirkegaard P., Kromann H., Ugelvig O., Kristensen T., and Thøgersen R. (2008): Økonomiske konsekvenser af nye velfærdsforanstaltninger I kvægbruget: FOI, Uredningsrapport til Justitsministeriet, 131 (English Economic consequences of new welfare provisions for Dairy cattle, FOI report no. 131 (to the Ministry of Justice)

2008 Lawson Lartey G., Vibeke F. Jensen, and Lars Otto (2008): The Economics of Use and Non-Use of Antimicrobial Growth promoters: The case of Danish Broiler Production, Journal of International Farm Management 4(2). Online

2007 Lawson Lartey G., Jørgen Dejgaard Jensen and Mogens Lund (2007): The costs of Food Safety – a Methodological Review. Working Paper no. 21/2007: Institute of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2007 Lawson Lartey G., Johannes Sauer, Peter V. Jensen and Helen H. Jensen (2007): The Banning of Anti-Microbial Growth Promoters and Farm Efficiency Effects in Danish Pig Production. Working Paper no.
20/2007: Institute of Food and Resource Economics Institute, Copenhagen University, Denmark

2007 Lawson Lartey G., Vibeke F. Jensen, Jacob B. Christensen and Mogens Lund (2007): Therapeutic antibiotic use and the variable cost of broiler production in Denmark. Working Paper no. 17/2007: Institute of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2006 Jacobsen L.B. Jensen H.G. Lawson L.G. Sector- and economy-wide effects of terminating the use of anti-microbial growth promoter in Denmark Food Economics 3:1-11

2005 Lawson L.G. and Nielsen K. Interactive Benchmarking – A stochastic frontier approach.The Empirical Economics Letters. 4(4):231-246

2005 Kilpinen O., Roepstorff A., Permin A., Nørgaard-Nielsen G., Lawson L.G., Simonsen H.B. Influence of Dermanyssus gallinae and Ascaridia galli infections on behaviour and health of laying hens (Gallus gallus domestcus). British Poultry Science. 46:26-34

2004 Lawson L.G., Agger JF, Lund M, Coelli T. Lameness, metabolic and digestive disorders, and technical efficiency in Danish dairy herds: A stochastic frontier production approach. Livestock Production Science, 91:157-172

2004 Lawson L.G., Brunn J, Coelli T, Agger JF, Lund L. Relationships of efficiency to reproductive disorders in Danish milk production. A stochastic frontier analysis. Journal of Dairy Science. 87:212-224.

2004 Valde JP, Lawson LG, Lindberg A, Agger JF, Ssaloniemi H, Østerås O. Cumulative Risk of Bovine Mastitis Treatments in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Acta vet. scand. 45:201-210

2003 Schrøder-Petersen, D.L., Simonsen. H.B., Lawson, L.G. Tail-in-Mouth behaviour among weaner pigs in relation to age, gender and group composition regarding gender. Acta Agriculturae Scandinaviae, Section A, Animal Science, 53:29-34

2002 Viuff Dorte.; Palsgaard Anne; Rickords Lee; Lawson G. Lartey; Greve Torben; Schmidt Mette; Avery Birthe; Hyttel Paul; Thomsen D. Preben. (2002). Bovine Embroyos Contain a Higher Proportion of Polyploid Cells in the Trophectoderm.Than in the Embryonic disc. Molecular Reproduction and Development 62:483-488

2002 Schrøder-Pedersen, DL, Simonsen HB, Ersbøll AK, Lawson GL; 2002; Tail-in-Mouth activity in piglets reared in barren and enriched environments. KTBL-Schrift 407:84-91

2001 Sørensen Bratbo D. Ladewig L.; Matthews L.; Ersbøll Kjær A.; Lawson L. G. (2001). Measuring motivation: Using the cross point of two demand functions as an assessment of the substitutability of two rein forcers. Applied Animal Behaviour Science,

2001 Sanotra GS., Lawson LG, Thomsen MG, Vestergaard KS. (2001). Influence of Stocking Density on Tonic Immobility, Lameness and Tibial Dyschondroplasia in Broilers. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science Vol. 4,1:71-87

2001 Sørensen Bratbo D, Ladewig L., Lawson LG. (2001). The influence of strain on demand functions for water in rats (Taatus Norvegicus) Scandinavian Journal of Laboratory Animal Science, 28:1-9

2001 Bartlet PC, Agger JF, Houe H, Lawson LG. (2001). Incidence of clinical mastitis in Danish dairy cattle and screening for non-reporting in a passively collected national surveillance system. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 48,2:73-83

2001 Asuboah, R. A.; de Neergaard, E.; Danquah, O. A.; Mathur, S. B.; Lawson L. G.: (2001) Seed transmission of Cerecospora kikuchii on soybean in Ghana. Article 1, Ph.D. Thesis. Faculty of Life Sciences Department of Plant Biology, Plant Pathology Section, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2001 Asuboah, R. A.; de Neergaard, E.; Danquah, O. A.; Mathur, S. B.; Lawson L.G., (2001): Effects of Sowing dates and pre-sowing seed infection levels of Cercospora kikuchii on soybean seed health in Ghana. Article 2, Ph.D. Thesis. Faculty of Life Sciences Department of Plant Biology, Plant Pathology Section , University of Copenhagen, Denmark

1997 Vestergaard KS, Skadhauge E, Lawson LG (1997). The stress of not being able to perform dustbathing in laying hens. Physiology & behavior ; 62,2:413-419

1996 Alban L, Agger JF, Lawson LG. (1996): Lameness in tied Danish dairy cattle: the possible influence of housing systems, management, milk yield and prior incidents of lameness. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 29:135-149.

1996 Petersen V, Simonsen HB, Lawson LG. (1996): The effect of environmental stimulation on the development of behaviour in pigs. Applied animal behaviour science, 45: 215-224

1995 Sanotra GS, Vestergaard KS, Agger JF, Lawson LG. (1995): The relative preferences for feathers, straw, wood-shavings and sand for dust bathing, pecking and scratching in domestic chicks. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 43:263-277

1995 Alban L, Lawson LG, Agger JF. (1995): Foul in the foot (Interdigital necrobacillosis) in Danish dairy cows, – frequency and possible risk factors. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 24:73-82

1994 Bøgh HO, Eriksen L, Lawson LG, Lind P. (1994): Evaluation of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and a histamine release test system for the detection of pigs naturally infected with Ascaris suum. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 21:201-214