Jesper Eriksen


Aarhus University

I am an academic economist and Postdoc at the UDDanKvant research unit and the Department of Sociology at the University of Copenhagen. My research focus on on topics in labor economics, economics of education, and social mobility. I received my PhD from Aalborg University Business School and has been 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. I have also worked as a Short Term Consultant for The World Bank.


  • Labor Economics
  • 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.