Hanna Pesola

VATT Institute for Economic Research, Finland

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Senior Researcher, VATT Institute for Economic Research, Finland

Research interest

Immigration, social security, unemployment

Past positions

Researcher/Teaching Assistant, Helsinki School of Economics, 2003–2010


PhD Economics, Aalto University, School of Economics (previously called Helsinki School of Economics), 2011

Selected publications

  • “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.