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? What are the social as opposed to private benefits of educating more engineers? What are the social and economic consequences of job loss? Does job protection increase or decrease unemployment?

Labor Economics Research Group

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.

Members
RU
Roope Uusitalo

Chair of the group, Professor
roope.uusitalo at helsinki.fi

BA
Bizopoulou Aspasia

Member, Post-doc
aspasia.bizopoulou at vatt.fi
Homepage

MB
Manuel Bagues

Member, Affiliated / visiting
manuel.bagues at aalto.fi
Homepage

AB
Andres Barrios Fernandez

Member, Post-doc
andres.barrios-fernandez at vatt.fi
Homepage

TB
Tolga Benzer

Member, PhD student
tolga.benzer at aalto.fi
Homepage

CB
Constanza Biavaschi

Member, University Researcher

Cecilia Blomster

Member, PhD student
cecilia.blomster at hanken.fi

FH
Flavio Hafner

Member, Post-doc
flavio.hafner at aalto.fi
Homepage

KH
Kristiina Huttunen

Member, Associate Professor
kristiina.huttunen at aalto.fi
Homepage

PI
Pekka Ilmakunnas

Member, Professor Emeritus
pekka.ilmakunnas at aalto.fi
Homepage

RI
Ramin Izadi

Member, PhD student
ramin.izadi at aalto.fi

LJ
Laura Jernström

Member, PhD student
laura.jernstrom at helsinki.fi

MK
Martti Kaila

Member, PhD student
martti.kaila at helsinki.fi

AK
Aino Kalmbach

Member, PhD student
aino.kalmbach at aalto.fi

AK
Antti Kauhanen

Member, Research director
antti.kauhanen at etla.fi

IK
Ilpo Kauppinen

Member, Senior researcher
ilpo.kauppinen at vatt.fi
Homepage

EK
Eugen Koev

Member, PhD student
evgenii.koev at helsinki.fi

MK
Mika Kortelainen

Member, Chief Researcher
mika.kortelainen at vatt.fi
Homepage

IK
Isa Kuosmanen

Member, PhD student
isa.kuosmanen at helsinki.fi

TK
Tomi Kyyrä

Member, Research Professor
tomi.kyyra at vatt.fi
Homepage

JM
Juuso Mäkinen

Member, PhD student
juuso.p.makinen at aalto.fi

Maarit Olkkola

Member, PhD student
maarit.olkkola at aalto.fi
Homepage

YP
Yao Pan

Member, Professor
yao.pan at aalto.fi

TP
Tuomas Pekkarinen

Member, Research Professor
tuomas.pekkarinen at vatt.fi
Homepage

HP
Hanna Pesola

Member, Senior researcher
hanna.pesola at vatt.fi

JS
Jussipekka Salo

Member, PhD student
jussipekka.salo at helsinki.fi

MS
Matti Sarvimäki

Member, Professor
matti.sarvimaki at aalto.fi
Homepage

SS
Salla Simola

Member, PhD student
salla.simola at aalto.fi
Homepage

Aapo Stenhammar

Member, PhD student
aapo.kivinen at aalto.fi

TS
Tuomo Suhonen

Member, Senior researcher
tuomo.suhonen at vatt.fi
Homepage

MT
Marko Terviö

Member, Professor
marko.tervio at aalto.fi
Homepage

LT
Lassi Tervonen

Member, PhD student
lassi.tervonen at aalto.fi

CT
Claudia Troccoli

Member, PhD student
claudia.troccoli at aalto.fi

JV
Jouko Verho

Member, Senior researcher
jouko.verho at vatt.fi

NZ
Natalia Zinovyeva

Member, Affiliated / visiting
natalia.zinovyeva at aalto.fi
Homepage

Upcoming Seminars

17 Sep 2019

Labor and Public

Divided they Fall. Fragmented Parliaments and Government Stability (with Davide Cipullo and Luca Repetto)

  • Felipe Carozzi
  • LSE

1 Oct 2019

Labor and Public

Optimal taxation of capital income with heterogeneous rates of return

  • Aart Gerritsen
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam

15 Oct 2019

Labor and Public

Firm- and individual-level responses to labor immigration

  • Cristina Bratu
  • Aalto University

29 Oct 2019

Labor and Public

First year of the Finnish Basic Income Experiment

  • Jouko Verho
  • VATT

12 Nov 2019

Labor and Public

The Crime Ladder: Estimating the Impact of Different Punishments on Defendant Outcomes (with Martti Kaila and Emily Nix)

  • Kristiina Huttunen
  • VATT and Aalto University

26 Nov 2019

Labor and Public

The Impact of Local Property Taxation on Firm Growth and Location: Evidence from Flanders

  • Sander Ramboer
  • VATT

10 Dec 2019

Labor and Public

RESCHEDULED TO SPRING 2020

  • David Seim
  • Stockholm University

12 Dec 2019

Labor and Public

Labor and Public Economics PhD Workshop

  • Labor and Public Economics PhD Workshop

10 Dec 2019

Labor and Public

Siblings’ Effects on College and Major Choice: Evidence from Chile, Croatia and Sweden

  • Andrés Barrios Fernandez
  • VATT

26 May 2020

Labor and Public

  • Labor/Public PhD workshop

14 Apr 2020

Labor and Public

TBA

  • Hanna Virtanen
  • Etla

28 Apr 2020

Labor and Public

Health Information Technology and Quality of Prescribing

Organized via ZOOM
  • Petri Böckerman
  • JYU

12 May 2020

Labor and Public

Bookworms, nerds and alpha males: the impact of skill bundling on labor market outcomes

Organized via ZOOM
  • Ramin Izadi
  • Aalto University

15 Sep 2020

Labor and Public

Labor market competition, wages, and worker mobility

  • Flavio Hafner
  • Aalto University

29 Sep 2020

Labor and Public

The Rise of For-Profit Higher Education: A General Equilibrium Analysis (with Ioana Schiopu (ESADE Business School))

  • Ciprian Domnisoru
  • Aalto University

13 Oct 2020

Labor and Public

Love Thy (Elected) Neighbor? Residential segregation, political representation and local public goods

  • Janne Tukiainen
  • University of Turku/VATT

27 Oct 2020

Labor and Public

Can a wage subsidy system help reduce 50 per cent youth unemployment? (joint with Jukka Pirttilä)

  • Amina Ebrahim
  • UNU-WIDER

10 Nov 2020

Labor and Public

Pre-college skills and educational wage differentials

  • Tuomas Pekkarinen
  • VATT

24 Nov 2020

Labor and Public

Sibling spillovers in education: Evidence from parallel natural experiments

  • Hanna Virtanen
  • Aalto University

8 Dec 2020

Labor and Public

The Advantage of Incumbents in Coalitional Bargaining (with Janne Tukiainen)

  • Jaakko Meriläinen
  • ITAM

1 Dec 2020

Labor and Public

Labor/Public PhD workshop

9 Mar 2021

Labor and Public

Regulating Conglomerates: Evidence From an Energy Conservation Program in China

  • Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato
  • Duke University

23 Mar 2021

Labor and Public

Commuting time and the gender gap in labor market participation

  • Jordi Jofre-Monseny
  • Universitat de Barcelona and IEB

6 Apr 2021

Labor and Public

Accounting for Business Income in Measuring Top Income Shares: Integrated Accrual Approach Using Individual and Firm Data from Norway

  • Annette Alstadsaeter
  • Norwegian University of Life Sciences

18 May 2021

Labor and Public

An Economical Business-Cycle Model

  • Pascal Michaillat
  • Brown University

1 Jun 2021

Labor and Public

The Gender Recontest Gap in Elections

  • Zohal Hessami
  • Mannheim

20 Apr 2021

Labor and Public

The Labour Market Impact of COVID-19 Lockdowns: Evidence from Ghana

  • Simone Schotte
  • UNU-WIDER

4 May 2021

Labor and Public

Re-Evaluating Technologies’ Effects on Work

  • Joonas Tuhkuri
  • MIT

2 Jun 2021

Labor and Public

Labor and Public PhD Workshop organized by Helsinki GSE and FDPE

27 Sep 2021

Labor and Public

Helsinki GSE/FDPE Labor and Public Economics PhD Workshop

7 Sep 2021

Labor and Public

Behavioral Barriers and the Socioeconomic Gap in Child Care Enrollment

  • Simon Wiederhold
  • Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

21 Sep 2021

Labor and Public

Narrowing Distances between Workers from Disadvantaged Areas and Jobs

  • Naomi Gershoni
  • Ben-Gurion University

5 Oct 2021

Labor and Public

Do firms really want to pay lower wages? Evidence from a subminimum wage experiment (co-authors Petri Böckerman, Tuomas Kosonen and Henri Keränen)

  • Toni Juuti
  • PT

19 Oct 2021

Labor and Public

Overcoming Credit Constraints and Migrating Out of Rural and Economically Distressed America

  • Jacob Bastian
  • Rutgers University

2 Nov 2021

Labor and Public

Who Works Where and Why? Parental Networks and the Labor Market

  • Shmuel San
  • Hebrew University

16 Nov 2021

Labor and Public

TBA

  • Essi Eerola
  • VATT

30 Nov 2021

Labor and Public

Skills, Mismatch, and Labor Market Search (with Arnaud Maurel, Andrew Shephard and Pengpeng Xiao)

  • Ciprian Domnisoru
  • Aalto University

14 Dec 2021

Labor and Public

TBA

  • Arnaldur Stefansson
  • Uppsala University

5 Oct 2021

Labor and Public

Do firms really want to pay lower wages? Evidence from a subminimum wage experiment (with Petri Böckerman, Tuomas Kosonen, and Henri Keränen)

  • Toni Juuti
  • PT
Helsinki GSE