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. 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 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.

Selected Research


Jørgensen & Søgaard: Welfare Reforms and the Division of Parental Leave

Welfare Reforms and the Division of Parental Leave

Working Paper. 2021
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Jakobsen & Søgaard: Identifying Behavioral Responses to Tax Reforms: New Insights and a New Approach

Identifying Behavioral Responses to Tax Reforms: New Insights and a New Approach

Working Paper. 2021
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Kleven, Landais & Søgaard: Does Biology Drive Child Penalties? Evidence from Biological and Adoptive Families

Does Biology Drive Child Penalties? Evidence from Biological and Adoptive Families

American Economic Review: Insights 2021
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Søgaard: Labor Supply and Optimization Frictions: Evidence from the Danish Student Labor Market

Labor Supply and Optimization Frictions: Evidence from the Danish Student Labor Market

Journal of Public Economics. 2019
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