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

MB
Manuel Bagues

Member, Affiliated / visiting

TB
Tolga Benzer

Member, PhD student

AB
Artturi Björk

Member, PhD student

Cecilia Borgman

Member, PhD student

LC
Lauro Carnicelli

Member, PhD student

KH
Kristiina Huttunen

Member, Research Professor

PI
Pekka Ilmakunnas

Member, Professor Emeritus

RI
Ramin Izadi

Member, PhD student

LJ
Laura Jernström

Member, PhD student

Arttu Kahelin

Member, PhD student

AK
Arttu Kauhanen

Member, PhD student

Aapo Kivinen

Member, PhD student

EK
Eugen Koev

Member, PhD student

MK
Mika Kortelainen

Member, Chief Researcher

TK
Tomi Kyyrä

Member, Research Professor

JM
Juuso Mäkinen

Member, PhD student

Maarit Olkkola

Member, PhD student

TP
Tuomas Pekkarinen

Member, Research Professor

JS
Jussipekka Salo

Member, PhD student

MS
Matti Sarvimäki

Member, Professor

SS
Salla Simola

Member, PhD student

MT
Marko Terviö

Member, Professor

LT
Lassi Tervonen

Member, PhD student

CT
Claudia Troccoli

Member, PhD student

NZ
Natalia Zinovyeva

Member, Affiliated / visiting

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