Labor Economics

  • How does an increase in unemployment benefits affect the length of unemployment?
  • How does child care support affect the decision of mothers take a job?
  • Are minorities discriminated in the labor market?
  • Does more education reduce crime?
  • How to best integrate immigrants?
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Labor economics seeks to answer questions such as those above. More generally, labor economists study the functioning of labor markets, and how different regulations affect labor market outcomes, such as the number and type of people employed, the wages they earn, and the kind of jobs they get.

The academically most interesting questions in labor economics are almost invariably also highly relevant from a policy perspective. Modern labor economists use increasingly detailed and large data sets, conduct randomized controlled trials, and employ sophisticated econometric tools to provide answers to causal questions.

Chair

Members

  • Matias Giaccobasso

    VATT

    Growing Up Over the Social Safety Net: The Effects of a Cash Transfer Program on the Transition to Adulthood

    • Labor & Public Economics
    • Seminar
  • Thang Tran

    Aalto University

    What explains rising grades in Finnish universities?

    • Labor & Public Economics
    • PhD Seminar
  • Anna Holvio

    University of Helsinki

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    • Labor & Public Economics
    • PhD Seminar
  • Hanna Pesola

    VATT

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    • Labor & Public Economics
    • Seminar
  • Cecilia Blomster

    Hanken

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    • Labor & Public Economics
    • PhD Seminar
  • Atte Pudas

    Aalto University

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    • Labor & Public Economics
    • PhD Seminar
  • Viveka Tsamurov

    University of Helsinki

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    • Labor & Public Economics
    • PhD Seminar
  • Jason Sockin

    IZA, Cornell University

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    • Labor & Public Economics
    • Seminar
  • Saara Haikonen

    University of Helsinki

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    • Labor & Public Economics
    • PhD Seminar
  • Ossi Tahvonen

    University of Helsinki

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    • Labor & Public Economics
    • PhD Seminar
  • Victor Lavy

    University of Warwick

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    • Labor & Public Economics
    • Seminar
  • Ellen Sahlström

    Aalto University

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    • Labor & Public Economics
    • PhD Seminar