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Jakob Egholt Søgaard

Jakob Egholt Søgaard

Postdoc

My research interests lie within the core areas of public and labor economics with focus on taxation, labor supply, optimization frictions and inequality. I work on these topics with a primarily empirical approach using reduced-form and non-parametric methods, such as e.g. bunching.

I have a past both in and out of academia. After graduating as a MSc in Economics I started working in the Danish Ministry of Finance and I remained affiliated to the ministry during my PhD studies. In the Ministry of Finance (and later the Ministry of Taxation), I worked extensively on practical policy evaluation and policy formulation using both empirical methods and economic modelling.

Fields of interest

Public Finance, Labor Economics, Applied Microeconometrics, Inequality

Teaching

Public Finance - Elective course BSc 3rd year / MSc. 2017-

Research

Children and Gender Inequality: Evidence from Denmark, July 2018
Kleven, Henrik; Landais, Camille; Søgaard, Jakob Egholt

Revise & Resubmit American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
Press: The New York Times, The Economist, Slate, Vox, Quartz, Politiken, Berlingske, JPVoxEU | NBER WP |

Top Incomes in Scandinavia: Recent Developments and the Role of ..., April 2018
Søgaard, Jakob Egholt

In Nordic Economic Policy Review: Increasing Income Inequality in the Nordics.

The Long Run History of Income Inequality in Denmark, March 2016
Atkinson, Anthony B.; Søgaard, Jakob Egholt

Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 118(2), 264–291.
Press: Berlingske |

Labor Supply and Optimization Frictions, July 2015
Søgaard, Jakob Egholt

Working paper
EPRU WP |

The Effects of Financial Incentives on Retirement Decisions: ..., September 2013.
Schaarup, Jonas Zielke; Schultz, Esben Anton; Søgaard, Jakob Egholt

Unpublished Working Paper

ID: 37643704