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 Borgman

Member, PhD student
cecilia.borgman at hanken.fi

KH
Kristiina Huttunen

Member, Research Professor
kristiina.huttunen at vatt.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

Aapo Kivinen

Member, PhD student
aapo.kivinen at aalto.fi

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

MS
Matti Sarvimäki

Member, Professor
matti.sarvimaki at aalto.fi
Homepage

SS
Salla Simola

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

TS
Tuomo Suhonen

Member, Senior researcher
tuomo.suhonen at vatt.fi

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

17 Mar 2020

Labor and Public

Cancelled

  • Aline Bütikofer
  • NHH

14 Apr 2020

Labor and Public

TBA

  • Hanna Virtanen
  • Etla

28 Apr 2020

Labor and Public

TBA

  • Petri Böckerman
  • JYU

12 May 2020

Labor and Public

TBA

  • David Seim
  • Stockholm University

26 May 2020

Labor and Public

TBA

  • Zohal Hessami
  • University of Mannheim
Helsinki GSE