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  • Does Experience Rating Reduce Sickness and Disability Claims? Evidencefrom Policy Kinks 

    Kyyrä, Tomi; Paukkeri, Tuuli
    Journal of Health Economics (Elsevier, 2018)
    We study whether the experience rating of employers’ disability insurance premiums affects the inflow to disability benefits in Finland. To identify the causal effect of experience rating, we exploit kinks in the rule that ...
  • Firm types, price-setting strategies, and consumption-tax incidence 

    Harju, Jarkko; Kosonen, Tuomas; Nordström Skans, Oskar
    Journal of Public Economics : September 2018 (Elsevier, 2018)
    We analyze price responses to large restaurant VAT rate reductions in two different European countries. Our results show that responses in the short and medium run were clustered around two focal points of zero pass-through ...
  • Regulation as an enabler of demand response in electricity markets and power systems 

    Annala, Salla; Lukkarinen, Jani; Primmer, Eeva; Honkapuro, Samuli; Ollikka, Kimmo; Sunila, Kanerva; Ahonen, Tero
    Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier, 2018)
    The reduction of environmental impacts of electricity use and the transition to renewable power generation crucially depend on demand response (DR). This article takes the political commitment to DR as a starting point and ...
  • Does decentralization of decisions increase the stability of large groups? 

    Bjedov, Tjaša; Lapointe, Simon; Madiès, Thierry; Villeval, Marie Claire
    Social Choice and Welfare : forthcoming (Springer Verlag, 2018)
    Using a laboratory experiment with nested local and global public goods, we analyze the stability of global groups when individuals have the option to separate, according to the degree of decentralization of decision-making. ...
  • Cognitive consequences of the timing of puberty 

    Koerselman, Kristian; Pekkarinen, Tuomas
    Labour Economics (Elsevier, 2018)
    In this paper, we use British cohort data to study the degree to which children at different stages of pubertal development at age 11 and 16 differ in their cognitive and behavioral outcomes at age 16 as well as in their ...
  • Effects of municipal mergers on voter turnout 

    Lapointe, Simon; Saarimaa, Tuukka; Tukiainen, Janne
    Local Government Studies : forthcoming (Taylor & Francis, 2018)
    We study the effects of municipal mergers on voter turnout in a difference-in-differences framework, using data from a wave of municipal mergers in Finland in 2009. Analysing two pre-merger elections and three post-merger ...
  • "Love thy neighbour"? The effect of income and language differences on votes for municipal secessions 

    Lapointe, Simon
    Regional Science and Urban Economics (Elsevier, 2018)
    This paper studies voters’ preferences on municipal borders in a setting with cohabiting linguistic communities. It takes advantage of unique data from referendum results in the Canadian province of Quebec in 2004, which ...
  • Job Loss and Regional Mobility 

    Huttunen, Kristiina; Møen, Jarle; Salvanes, Kjell G.
    Journal of Labor Economics : 2 (University of Chicago Press, 2018)
    We study the migration behavior of displaced workers and find that job displacement increases regional mobility. We find, however, that noneconomic factors, such as family ties, are very important for the migration decision ...
  • Self-Selection of Emigrants: Theory and Evidence on Stochastic Dominance in Observable and Unobservable Characteristics 

    Borjas, George J.; Kauppinen, Ilpo; Poutvaara, Panu
    The Economic Journal : forthcoming (Wiley, 2018)
    The Roy model has more precise predictions about the self-selection of migrants than previously realised. The conditions shown to result in positive or negative selection in terms of expected earnings also imply a stochastic ...
  • Best Education Money Can Buy? Capitalization of School Quality in Finland 

    Harjunen, Oskari; Kortelainen, Mika; Saarimaa, Tuukka
    CESifo Economic Studies : 2 (Oxford University Press, 2018)
    By international comparison, Finnish pupil achievement is high and school achievement differences small. The Finnish education system is unusual also because there are no national testing programmes, and information on ...
  • Trade, productivity and profitability: On profit levels and profit margins 

    van den Berg, Marcel; van Marrewijk, Charles; Tamminen, Saara
    The World Economy : forthcoming (Wiley, 2018)
    Do firms engaging in international trade have higher or lower profit margins? It is well established that more productive firms engage in trading activities and as a result have higher profit levels. We use two theoretical ...
  • Knowledge Spillovers, the Technology Frontier and High-Tech FDI - Evidence from Finland 

    Berghäll, Elina
    Finnish Economic Papers : 1 (Finnish Economic Association, 2017)
    The link between foreign direct investment (FDI) and the technology frontier is strong in the theoretical and empirical literature, particularly for high-tech multinational corporations. Policymakers aiming to harness local ...
  • Optimal taxation and public provision for poverty reduction 

    Kanbur, Ravi; Paukkeri, Tuuli; Pirttilä, Jukka; Tuomala, Matti
    International Tax and Public Finance : 1 (Springer Verlag, 2018)
    The existing literature on optimal taxation typically assumes there exists a capacity to implement complex tax schemes, which is not necessarily the case for many developing countries. We examine the determinants of optimal ...
  • Public Employees as Politicians: Evidence from Close Elections 

    Hyytinen, Ari; Meriläinen, Jaakko; Saarimaa, Tuukka; Toivanen, Otto; Tukiainen, Janne
    American Political Science Review : 1 (Cambridge University Press, 2018)
    We analyze the effect of municipal employees’ political representation in municipal councils on local public spending. We use within-party, as-good-as-random variation in close elections in the Finnish open-list proportional ...
  • Shocking news and cognitive performance 

    Poutvaara, Panu; Ropponen, Olli
    European Journal of Political Economy (Elsevier, 2018)
    We study how shocking news affects cognitive performance. Identifying these effects makes societies more resilient by helping to adjust policy responses to reduce indirect costs of future atrocities. Our analysis is based ...
  • Delivering affordable housing and neighborhood quality: A comparison of place- and tenant-based programs 

    Eerola, Essi; Saarimaa, Tuukka
    Journal of Housing Economics : forthcoming (Elsevier, 2017)
    This paper analyzes the relative merits of large place- and tenant-based housing programs in Finland in terms of housing affordability and neighborhood quality. Using hedonic regression methods and household micro data, ...
  • Fasting Glucose and the Risk of Depressive Symptoms: Instrumental-Variable Regression in the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study 

    Wesołowska, Karolina; Elovainio, Marko; Hintsa, Taina; Jokela, Markus; Pulkki-Råback, Laura; Pitkänen, Niina; Lipsanen, Jari; Tukiainen, Janne; Lyytikäinen, Leo-Pekka; Lehtimäki, Terho; Juonala, Markus; Raitakari, Olli; Keltikangas-Järvinen, Liisa
    International Journal of Behavioral Medicine : 6 (Springer Verlag, 2017)
    Purpose Type 2 diabetes (T2D) has been associated with depressive symptoms, but the causal direction of this association and the underlying mechanisms, such as increased glucose levels, remain unclear. We used ...
  • Public health and economic risk assessment of waterborne contaminants and pathogens in Finland 

    Juntunen, Janne; Meriläinen, Päivi; Simola, Antti
    Science of The Total Environment (Elsevier, 2017)
    This study shows that a variety of mathematical modeling techniques can be applied in a comprehensive assessment of the risks involved in drinking water production. In order to track the effects from water sources to the ...
  • What Are the Benefits of the Water Framework Directive? Lessons Learned for Policy Design from Preference Revelation 

    Artell, Janne; Huhtala, Anni
    Environmental and Resource Economics : 4 (Springer Verlag, 2017)
    The Water Framework Directive (WFD) seeks to achieve good ecological status of surface waters across the European Union by 2027. The WFD guidelines explicitly recognize the economics of water management by providing ...
  • When does Regression Discontinuity Design Work? Evidence from Random Election Outcomes 

    Hyytinen, Ari; Meriläinen, Jaakko; Saarimaa, Tuukka; Toivanen, Otto; Tukiainen, Janne
    Quantitative Economics : forthcoming (Econometric Society, 2017)
    We use elections data in which a large number of ties in vote counts between candidates are resolved via a lottery to study the personal incumbency advantage. We benchmark non-experimental RDD estimates against the estimate ...

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