Jakob Egholt Søgaard

Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen

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.

Selected Research


The Division of Parental Leave: Empirical Evidence and Policy Design
Working Paper. 2022


Identifying Behavioral Responses to Tax Reforms:
New Insights and a New Approach
Journal of Public Economics. 2022


Does Biology Drive Child Penalties?
Evidence from Biological and Adoptive Families
American Economic Review: Insights. 2021


Labor Supply and Optimization Frictions:
Evidence from the Danish Student Labor Market
Journal of Public Economics. 2019