Jakob Egholt Søgaard

Jakob Egholt Søgaard

Assistant professor, tenure track

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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