Jesper Eriksen


Aarhus University

I am an economist doing research in labor and public economics. Presently I am a researcher at The Danish School of Education, Aarhus University. From Fall 2021 I will join the UDDanKvant research center at Copenhagen University.

My research focus on drivers of social mobility and education outcomes, and relations between education and firm performance.

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, University of Copenhagen, in the Fall of 2019. In 2016-2017 I worked as a Short Term Consultant for The World Bank.


  • Labor Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Economics of Education


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.