VATT Institute for Economic Research, Finland
IZA World of Labor role
Senior Researcher, VATT Institute for Economic Research, Finland
Immigration, social security, unemployment
Researcher/Teaching Assistant, Helsinki School of Economics, 2003–2010
PhD Economics, Aalto University, School of Economics (previously called Helsinki School of Economics), 2011
“Long-term effects of extended unemployment benefits for older workers.” Labour Economics 62 (2020) (with T. Kyyrä).
“The spike at benefit exhaustion: The role of measurement error in benefit eligibility.” Labour Economics 60 (2019): 75–83 (with T. Kyyrä and J. Verho).
"Unemployment insurance in Finland: A review of recent changes and empirical evidence on behavioral responses." VATT Research Reports 184 (2017) (with T. Kyyrä and A. Rissanen).
"Labour mobility and returns to experience in foreign firms." Scandinavian Journal of Economics 13:3 (2011): 637–664.
The economy has finally started to recover from an almost decade-long economic stagnationFinland's population is aging rapidly by international comparison. The shrinking working-age population means that the burden of increasing pension and health care expenditures is placed on a smaller group of employed workers, while the scope for economic growth through increased labor input diminishes. Fiscal sustainability of the welfare state calls for a high employment rate among people of working age. Recent increases in employment contribute favorably to public finances, but high overall unemployment and a large share of the long-term unemployed are serious concerns.MoreLess