Jakob Egholt Søgaard

Jakob Egholt Søgaard

Assistant professor, tenure track

I am an assistant professor at Center for Economic Behavior and Inequality (CEBI) at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen.

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. I work on these topics with a primarily empirical approach using reduced-form and non-parametric methods.

I have a past both in and out of academia. After graduating as MSc in Economics 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.

Fields of interest

Public Finance, Labor Economics, Applied Microeconometrics, Inequality


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


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

Working paper. 2020
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

Forthcoming in American Economic Review: Insights. 2020

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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