VATT Institute for Economic Research, Finland, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Research Professor, VATT Institute for Economic Research; Adjunct Professor of Economics, University of Helsinki
Social security, unemployment, early retirement pensions
Trainee/Assistant Researcher/Senior Researcher, VATT Institute for Economic Research, 1996–2012; Visiting Senior Researcher, Aarhus School of Business, 2007
PhD Economics, University of Helsinki, 2007
"Early retirement policy in the presence of competing exit pathways: Evidence from pension reforms in Finland." Economica 82 (2015): 46–78.
"A distributional analysis of earnings losses of displaced workers in an economic depression and recovery." Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 76 (2015): 565–588 (with O. Korkeamäki).
"On the reliability of retrospective information in European household panel." Empirical Economics 46 (2014): 1473–1493 (with R. Wilke).
"The effect of receiving supplementary UI benefits on unemployment duration." Labour Economics 21 (2013): 122–133 (with P. Parrotta and M. Rosholm).
"Institutional rules, labour demand and retirement through disability programme participation." Journal of Population Economics 25 (2012): 439–468 (with O. Korkeamäki).
An almost decade-long economic stagnation left an unemployment problem for an aging societyFinland’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 among older groups contribute favorably to public finances, but high overall unemployment and a large share of the long-term unemployed are serious concerns.MoreLess