Tomi Kyyrä

VATT Institute for Economic Research, Finland, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Research Professor, VATT Institute for Economic Research; Adjunct Professor of Economics, University of Helsinki

Research interest

Social security, unemployment, early retirement pensions

Past positions

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

Selected publications

  • “Long-term effects of extended unemployment benefits for older workers.” Labour Economics 62 (2020) (with H. Pesola).

  • "The spike at benefit exhaustion: The role of measurement error in benefit eligibility.” Labour Economics 60 (2019): 75–83 (with H. Pesola and J. Verho).

  • “Does subsidized part-time employment help unemployed workers to find full-time employment?” Labour Economics 56 (2019): 68–83 (with J. M. Arranz and C. García-Serrano).

  • “Does experience rating reduce sickness and disability claims? Evidence from policy kinks.” Journal of Health Economics 61 (2018): 178–192 (with T. Paukkeri).

  • "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).