• Anticipating the Future of Finnish Agrifood Sector by Using Alternative Research Methods 

      Huan-Niemi, Ellen; Niemi, Jyrki; Rikkonen, Pasi; Wuori, Olli; Niemi, Janne
      Journal of Food Products Marketing : 5 (Taylor & Francis, 2017)
      The goal of this study is to forecast the future of the Finnish agri-food sector for decision makers and interest groups in order to support the process of policy planning and decision making in a changing EU Common ...
    • Are there returns from university location in a state-funded university system? 

      Suhonen, Tuomo
      Regional Science and Urban Economics : 3 (Elsevier, 2013)
      A location in an economically active, high-amenity region could in many ways be a significant advantage for a university and its students and thus could also be positively linked to students' subsequent earnings. Based on ...
    • Are voters rational? 

      Lyytikäinen, Teemu; Tukiainen, Janne
      European Journal of Political Economy : Available online (Elsevier, 2019)
      We test whether a voter's decision to cast a vote depends on its probability of affecting the election outcome. Using exogenous variation arising at population cutoffs determining council sizes in Finnish municipal elections, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Borrowing constraints and housing market liquidity 

      Eerola, Essi; Määttänen, Niku
      Review of Economic Dynamics : (Elsevier, 2018)
      We study how changes in household borrowing constraints influence housing market liquidity. To this end, we develop a housing market model with both matching and credit frictions. In the model, risk-averse households may ...
    • Business owners and income-shifting: evidence from Finland 

      Harju, Jarkko; Matikka, Tuomas
      Small Business Economics : 1 (Springer Verlag, 2016)
      This study examines income-shifting between tax bases among the owners of privately held businesses. The dual income tax system in Finland offers noticeable incentives for income-shifting between wages and dividends for ...
    • 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 ...
    • Combinations of policy instruments to decrease the climate impacts of housing, passenger transport and food in Finland 

      Nissinen, Ari; Heiskanen, Eva; Perrels, Adriaan; Berghäll, Elina; Liesimaa, Virpi; Mattinen, Maija K.
      Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier, 2015)
      Policy instruments and measures already target the global warming impacts of housing and transport in many countries, although many of those instruments were not originally developed for the purpose. However, the challenge ...
    • Combining quantitative and qualitative research methods to foresee the changes in the Finnish agri-food sector 

      Huan-Niemi, Ellen; Rikkonen, Pasi; Niemi, Jyrki; Wuori, Olli; Niemi, Janne
      Futures (Elsevier, 2016)
      This paper focuses on the benefit of using two different research methods interactively, namely the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) model and Delphi method. This is relevant in the current discussion in futures studies ...
    • Common pool problems in voluntary municipal mergers 

      Saarimaa, Tuukka; Tukiainen, Janne
      European Journal of Political Economy (Elsevier, 2015)
      We analyze free-riding behavior of Finnish municipalities prior to voluntary municipal mergers. The merger process creates a temporary common pool problem, because of a delay from the initial decision to the actual merger ...
    • Compliance costs vs. tax incentives: Why do entrepreneurs respond to size-based regulations? 

      Harju, Jarkko; Matikka, Tuomas; Rauhanen, Timo
      Journal of Public Economics (Elsevier, 02.04.2019)
      This paper studies the mechanisms behind the responses of entrepreneurs to size-dependent tax regulation. We exploit the value-added tax (VAT) exemption threshold in Finland. Both tax incentives (remitted VAT) and compliance ...
    • Corporate tax in an international environment – Problems and possible remedies 

      Kari, Seppo
      Nordic Tax Journal : 1 (Nordic Tax Research Council, 2015)
      The paper addresses the problems of corporate taxation in a globalized world. It first considers recent trends in international practices and then reviews the literature on the effects of corporate taxes in closed and open ...
    • Delivering affordable housing and neighborhood quality: A comparison of place- and tenant-based programs 

      Eerola, Essi; Saarimaa, Tuukka
      Journal of Housing Economics (Elsevier, 2018)
      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, ...
    • Dividend Taxes and Decisions of MNEs: Evidence from a Finnish Tax Reform 

      Harju, Jarkko; Kari, Seppo
      CESifo Economic Studies : 1 (Oxford University Press, 2017)
      In this study, we explore how a firm-level dividend tax on redistributed foreign profits affects the financial decisions of a multinational enterprise (MNE). We examine this by using evidence from a recent tax reform in ...
    • Do Urban Neighborhoods Benefit from Homeowners? Evidence from Housing Prices 

      Kortelainen, Mika; Saarimaa, Tuukka
      The Scandinavian Journal of Economics : 1 (Wiley, 2015)
      Homeownership is heavily subsidized in most countries. The adverse effects of this policy on economic efficiency and income distribution are well documented in the economics literature. The main argument in favor of ...
    • Does decentralization of decisions increase the stability of large groups? 

      Bjedov, Tjaša; Lapointe, Simon; Madiès, Thierry; Villeval, Marie Claire
      Social Choice and Welfare : 4 (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. ...
    • Does Experience Rating Reduce Sickness and Disability Claims? Evidence from 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 ...
    • Does market size matter for charities? 

      Lapointe, Simon; Perroni, Carlo; Scharf, Kimberley; Tukiainen, Janne
      Journal of Public Economics (Elsevier, 2018)
      We analyze implications of market size for market structure in the charity sector. While a standard model of oligopolistic for-profit competition predicts a positive relationship between market size and firm size, our ...
    • Does subsidized part-time employment help unemployed workers to find full-time employment? 

      Kyyrä, Tomi; Arranz, José M.; García-Serrano, Carlos
      Labour Economics (Elsevier, 2018)
      We study whether part-time work acts as a bridge towards full-time work for unemployed workers in Spain. We consider a time period when firms were encouraged to create part-time jobs by cutting employers' social security ...
    • Early Retirement Policy in the Presence of Competing Exit Pathways: Evidence from Pension Reforms in Finland 

      Kyyrä, Tomi
      Economica : 325 (Wiley, 2015)
      I study the effects of changes in the eligibility age thresholds for unemployment and part-time pensions, and the effect of tightening medical criteria for disability pension eligibility in Finland. Particular attention ...