Prof Jesper Bagger

Professor of Economics


Jesper is an empirically orientated economist with research interests in labour and macro-labour economics, family economics and public economics. His work in these areas has been published in leading academic journals. Jesper joined the University of Edinburgh in 2023. Prior to that, he was a Post Doc at Aarhus University and Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Reader at  Royal Holloway, University of London, and also held visiting positions at Northwestern University and Aarhus University.


PhD in Economics, Aarhus University, 2007

Responsibilities & affiliations

  • Research Fellow at the IZA Institute for Labor Economics
  • International Fellow at the Dale T. Mortensen Centre, Aarhus University
  • Associate Editor, European Economic Review

Current research interests

Firm recruitment, income taxation and labour allocation, marriage market sorting