Jesper Eriksen

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Copenhagen

I am a Postdoc at the UDDanKvant research unit and the Department of Sociology at the University of Copenhagen. My research focus on economics of education, and social mobility. I am a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics, Department of Social Policy in April-June 2022 .

I received my PhD from Aalborg University Business School in 2021. Previously, I was a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in the academic year 2018-2019, and a visiting PhD fellow at CEBI, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, in the Fall of 2019. I have also worked as a researcher at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, and as a Short Term Consultant for The World Bank in 2017.


  • Economics of Education
  • Social Mobility


Ongoing Research

Refugees and Intergenerational Mobility

  • Presentations: Harvard Visiting Fellows Seminar 2018, IKE seminar 2020.
  • (Working paper available upon request)

Screening and Peer Effects in Apprenticeship Programs (with Shaun Dougherty)

  • Presentations: APPAM International 2019, CVER 2019 at the LSE, 2019 Cedefop/OECD Joint Symposium on Apprenticeships 2019.
  • (Working paper available upon request)


Firm Innovation and Continuing Education. Eriksen J. & J. R. Holm (2021). In Globalization, New and Emerging Technologies, and Sustainable Development – The Danish Innovation System in Transition, Routledge.

  • Preprint
  • Media mentions: Jyllands Posten, Midtjyllands Avis, Skive Folkeblad, Brønderslev Avis, Elektronik & Data

The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility - Danish Evidence. Eriksen, J. & M. D. Munk (2020). Economics Letters, Vol. 189, 109024

Time-Series Cross-Section Analyser i Komparativ Politisk Økonomi. Eriksen J. & S. Etzerodt (2018). Metode og Forskningsdesign, Vol. 3.