Jakob Egholt Søgaard

Jakob Egholt Søgaard

Assistant professor, tenure track, Tenure Track Assistant Professor

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    Personal homepage: www.jakobsogaard.com

    I am an assistant professor at Center for Economic Behavior and Inequality (CEBI) at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. I have a past both in and out of academia. In 2011, I started working in the Danish Ministry of Finance and I remained affiliated to the ministry during my PhD studies between 2012-2015. In the Ministry of Finance – and later the Ministry of Taxation, I worked intensively on practical policy evaluation and policy formulation using both empirical methods and economic modelling, before returning to academia in 2018. My research interests lie within the core areas of public and labor economics with focus on taxation, labor supply, optimization frictions, income and gender inequality. My current research on the effects of earmarked parental leave is funded by an Infrastructure Grant from Carlsbergfondet

    Fields of interest

    Public Finance, Labor Economics, Applied Microeconometrics, Inequality


    Public Finance Elective BSc 3rd year / MSc. 2017-
    Seminar in Public Economics Elective MSc. 2021-
    Econometrics A (DatØk) BSc 2nd year 2021-


    The Division of Parental Leave: Empirical Evidence and Policy Design
    Jørgensen, Thomas Høgholm; Søgaard, Jakob Egholt

    Working paper. 2022
    CESifo WP | Press: JP, To the Moon, Honey | CESifo Summary

    Identifying Behavioral Responses to Tax Reforms: New Insights and a New Approach
    Jakobsen, Katrine Marie; Søgaard, Jakob Egholt

    Journal of Public Economics. August 2022
    CEBI WP, CESifo WP | Member of expert group

    Does Biology Drive Child Penalties? Evidence from Biological and Adoptive Families
    Kleven, Henrik; Landais, Camille; Søgaard, Jakob Egholt

    American Economic Review: Insights, vol.3(2), p. 183-198. 2021

    Labor Supply and Optimization Frictions: Evidence from the Danish Student Labor Market
    Søgaard, Jakob Egholt

    Journal of Public Economics, vol. 173, p. 125-138. 2019

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

    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, vol. 11(4), p. 181-209. 2019
    Press: The New York Times, The Economist, Slate, Vox, Quartz, Politiken, DJØF, JP, Berlingske | Radio P1, Radio 24syv, Netflix | VoxEU | NBER WP | AEJ Award

    Top Incomes in Scandinavia: Recent Developments and the Role of Capital Income
    Søgaard, Jakob Egholt

    In Nordic Economic Policy Review: Increasing Income Inequality in the Nordics. 2018
    Press: Berlingske

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

    Scandinavian Journal of Economics, vol. 118(2), p. 264–291. 2016
    Press: Berlingske, Information | Radio P1 | EPRU WP | SJE Award

    The Effects of Financial Incentives on Retirement Decisions: Evidence from a Temporary Tax Rebate to Older Workers in Denmark
    Schaarup, Jonas Zielke; Schultz, Esben Anton; Søgaard, Jakob Egholt

    Unpublished Working Paper. 2013

    Sammenhængen mellem Uddannelse og Erhvervsdeltagelse (in Danish)
    Søgaard, Jakob Egholt

    Danish Ministry of Finance Working Paper Series, no. 24/2011. 2011.


    Other Media Appearances

    Climate Policies and Inequality

    Politiken, Information, Information, Information

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