Jakob Egholt




University of Copenhagen & CEBI


2023 - 2025


Jakob Søgaard is an assistant professor at Center for Economic Behavior and Inequality (CEBI) at University of Copenhagen, and a CESifo research affiliate. His research interests lie within the core areas of public and labor economics with focus on (complex) tax and benefit systems, labor supply, optimization frictions, income and gender inequality. His current research on the effects of earmarked parental leave is funded by an Infrastructure Grant from Carlsbergfondet.

Three selected publications:

Children and Gender Inequality: Evidence from Denmark (co-authors Henrik Kleven & Camille Landais)
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, vol. 11(4), p. 181-209. 2019.

Does Biology Drive Child Penalties? Evidence from Biological and Adoptive Families (co-authors Henrik Kleven & Camille Landais), American Economic Review: Insights, vol. 3(2), p. 183-198. 2021

Labor Supply and Optimization Frictions: Evidence from the Danish Student Labor Market 
Journal of Public Economics, vol. 173, p. 125-138. 2019