Peer Skov

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Lecturer

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 – 5026

Email: pskov@aut.ac.nz

Qualifications:

  • 2014: Ph.D. in Economics, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen
  • 2012: Visiting scholar at the Office of Tax Policy Research, University of Michigan. Fall Term
  • 2009: M.D. in Economics, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen
  • 2006: Visiting student at Department of Economics, University of Western Ontario. Fall Term
  • 2005: B.A. in Economics, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • 2014:04-present: Research Fellow, Economic Policy Research Unit, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2015:09-present: Research Associate, New Zealand Public Finance, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • 2016:07-present: Research Associate, Rockwool Foundation Research Unit, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2016:07-present: Research Associate, Centre for Social Data Analytics, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.

Teaching Areas:

  • Microeconomics
  • Statistics for business

Research Areas:

  • Public Finance, applied micro-econometrics, programme and policy evaluation.

Research Summary:

Peer Ebbesen Skov is lecturer in the School of Economics at AUT. Peer’s main research focus is on tax policy from an empirical perspective, and includes research into tax evasion and enforcement, tax avoidance, and the elasticity of tax bases but Peer has also published research in criminology and is currently working on projects including the effects of the minimum wage on youth unemployment and the link between experimental measures of altruism and real world charity donations. The majority of Peer’s research projects are based on full population administrative register data.

Current Research Projects:

  1. Andersen, Signe Hald, Lars Højsgaard Andersen and Peer Ebbesen Skov "The Effect of Crime on Marriage: Evidence from a Natural Experiment".
  2. Boserup, Simon Halphen, Niels Johannesen, Claus Thustrup Kreiner and Peer Ebbesen Skov “Tax Avoidance in Capital Income Taxation”.
  3. Gillitzer, Christian and Peer Ebbesen Skov "Taxpayer Misreporting of Charitable Deductions: Evidence from the Introduction of Third-Party Information Reporting in Denmark", EPRU working paper 2013-04.
  4. Leth-Petersen, Søren and Peer Ebbesen Skov "Does the Marginal Tax Rate Affect Activity in the Informal Sector?", RFF discussion paper no. 64.
  5. Kreiner, Claus Thustrup, David Dreyer Lassen and Peer Ebbesen Skov "The Importance of the Family and Early-Life Experiences in Pro-Social Behavior".
  6. Kreiner, Claus Thustrup, Daniel Reck and Peer Ebbesen Skov "Effects of Minimum Wage Rules on Youth Employment: Evidence from a Danish Discontinuity".

Research outputs:

Featured research outputs

  • Kreiner, C. T., Reck, D., & Skov, P. E. (2019). Do lower minimum wages for young workers raise their employment? Evidence from a Danish discontinuity. Review of Economics and Statistics. doi:10.1162/rest_a_00825

  • Gillitzer, C., & Skov, P. E. (2018). The use of third-party information reporting for tax deductions: evidence and implications from charitable deductions in Denmark. Oxford Economic Papers, 70(3), 892-916. doi:10.1093/oep/gpx055

  • Kreiner, C. T., Leth-Petersen, S., & Skov, P. (2017). Pension saving responses to anticipated tax changes: Evidence from monthly pension contribution records. Economics Letters, 150. doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2016.11.011

  • Kreiner, C. T., Leth-Petersen, S., & Skov, P. E. (2016). Tax reforms and intertemporal shifting of wage income: Evidence from Danish monthly payroll records. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 8(3). doi:10.1257/pol.20140233

  • Andersen, S. H., Andersen, L. H., & Skov, P. E. (2015). Effect of marriage and spousal criminality on recidivism. Journal of Marriage and Family, 77(2). doi:10.1111/jomf.12176

  • Skov, P. E. S. (2014). Essays in empirical public finance: Tax incentives and taxpayer behavior. (University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen,Denmark). Retrieved from http://www.econ.ku.dk/

  • Kreiner, C. T., Leth-Petersen, S., & Skov, P. E. (2014). Year-end tax planning of top management: Evidence from high-frequency payroll data. American Economic Review, 104(5). doi:10.1257/aer.104.5.154

Books

Journal articles

  • Kreiner, C. T., Reck, D., & Skov, P. E. (2019). Do lower minimum wages for young workers raise their employment? Evidence from a Danish discontinuity. Review of Economics and Statistics. doi:10.1162/rest_a_00825

  • Gillitzer, C., & Skov, P. E. (2018). The use of third-party information reporting for tax deductions: evidence and implications from charitable deductions in Denmark. Oxford Economic Papers, 70(3), 892-916. doi:10.1093/oep/gpx055

  • Kreiner, C. T., Leth-Petersen, S., & Skov, P. (2017). Pension saving responses to anticipated tax changes: Evidence from monthly pension contribution records. Economics Letters, 150. doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2016.11.011

  • Kreiner, C. T., Leth-Petersen, S., & Skov, P. E. (2016). Tax reforms and intertemporal shifting of wage income: Evidence from Danish monthly payroll records. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 8(3). doi:10.1257/pol.20140233

  • Andersen, S. H., Andersen, L. H., & Skov, P. E. (2015). Effect of marriage and spousal criminality on recidivism. Journal of Marriage and Family, 77(2). doi:10.1111/jomf.12176

  • Kreiner, C. T., Leth-Petersen, S., & Skov, P. E. (2014). Year-end tax planning of top management: Evidence from high-frequency payroll data. American Economic Review, 104(5). doi:10.1257/aer.104.5.154

Theses

  • Skov, P. E. S. (2014). Essays in empirical public finance: Tax incentives and taxpayer behavior. (University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen,Denmark). Retrieved from http://www.econ.ku.dk/

Oral presentations

  • Bentsen, K. H., & Skov, P. E. (2018). Linking taxpayer information: The effect of a self-reporting instrument on tax compliance. Copenhagen, Denmark. Retrieved from https://www.econ.ku.dk/cebi/events/lunch-seminars/

  • Skov, P. E. (2018). Do lower minimum wages for young workers raise their employment? Evidence from a Danish discontinuity. Sydney, Australia. Retrieved from https://sydney.edu.au/arts/arts/economics/research/seminars.shtml

  • Skov, P. E. (2018). Do lower minimum wages for young workers raise their employment? Evidence from a Danish discontinuity. Sydney, Australia. Retrieved from https://www.uts.edu.au/

  • Skov, P. E. (2018). Round-table discussion: Labour team and tax team, New Zealand Treasury. Wellington, New Zealand.

  • Skov, P. E. (2018). Do lower minimum wages for young workers raise their employment? Evidence from a Danish discontinuity. Wellington, Auckland.

  • Skov, P. E., & Gillitzer, C. (2018). The use of third-party information reporting for tax. Deductions: Evidence and implications from charitable deductions in Denmark. Wellington, New Zealand.

  • Skov, P. (2017). Tax compliance: Timing of tax payments. Wellington, New Zealand.

  • Skov, P. (2017). Do lower minimum wages for young workers raise their employment? Evidence from a Danish discontinuity. Wellington, New Zealand.

Working paper/discussions

  • Kreiner, C. T., Daniel, R., & Skov, P. E. (2018). Do lower minimum wages for young workers raise their employment? Evidence from a Danish discontinuity. Center for Economic Behavior and Inequality (CEBI), Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. Retrieved from https://www.econ.ku.dk/cebi/publikationer/working-papers/CEBI-WP-05-18.pdf

  • Kreiner, C. T., Reck, D., & Skov, P. E. (2018). Markant effekt af overenskomstfastsatte mindste- lønninger på unges beskæftigelse / Do lower minimum wages for young workers raise their employment? Evidence from a Danish discontinuity. Rockwool Foundation Research Unit, Copenhagen, Denmark. Retrieved from https://www.rockwoolfonden.dk/

  • Skov, P., Bentsen, K. H., & Hvidtfeldt, C. (2015). Det sorte danmarkskort: Geografisk variation i danskernes sorte deltagelsesfrekvens. Rockwool Fondens Forskningsenhed. Retrieved from http://www.rockwoolfonden.dk/app/uploads/2016/01/Arbejdsnotat-37_WEB.pdf

  • Gillitzer, C., & Skov, P. (2013). Evidence on unclaimed charitable contributions from the introduction of third-party information reporting in Denmark. Economic Policy Research Unit (EPRU), University of Copenhagen. Retrieved from http://www.econ.ku.dk/

Awards:

2015: NZIER Poster Competition at NZAE annual conference.
2015: Peoples Choice Poster Competition NZAE annual conference.
2014: Jan Whitwell Prize for best doctoral presentation at NZAE annual conference.