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  • The Effects of Supporting Local Business: Evidence from the UK 

    Einiö, Elias; Overman, Henry G.
    Regional Science and Urban Economics : Available online (open access) (Elsevier, 2020)
    This paper assesses the effects of a significant place-based intervention that targeted local businesses in deprived areas in the UK. To gain identification, we use data at a fine spatial scale and a regression discontinuity ...
  • Regional competitiveness and high growth firms in the EU: the creativity premium 

    Sleuwaegen, Leo; Ramboer, Sander
    Applied Economics : Forthcoming (Taylor & Francis, 2019)
    The finding that the economic performance of regions is driven by a small set of productive firms calls for a granular analysis of regional growth and competitiveness. Among the productive firms, a significant contribution ...
  • Effectiveness of Private and Public High Schools: Evidence from Finland 

    Kortelainen, Mika; Manninen, Kalle
    CESifo Economic Studies : 4 (Oxford University Press, 2019)
    A number of papers have compared the effectiveness of private and public schools in different institutional settings. However, most of these studies are observational and do not utilize experimental or quasi-experimental ...
  • Missing miles: Evasion responses to car taxes 

    Harju, Jarkko; Kosonen, Tuomas; Slemrod, Joel
    Journal of Public Economics : Forthcoming (Elsevier, 2020)
    We study a tax evasion response to car taxes in Finland, where used car importers overstate the mileage to reduce tax liability. First, we develop a tax evasion measure by comparing reported mileage upon import with ...
  • Victorian Voting: The Origins of Party Orientation and Class Alignment 

    Dewan, Torun; Meriläinen, Jaakko; Tukiainen, Janne
    American Journal of Political Science : Forthcoming (Wiley, 2019)
    Much of what we know about the alignment of voters with parties comes from mass surveys of the electorate in the postwar period or from aggregate electoral data. Using individual elector‐level panel data from nineteenth‐century ...
  • Assessing the productivity consequences of agri-environmental practices when adoption is endogenous 

    Bostian, AJ A.; Bostian, Moriah B.; Laukkanen, Marita; Simola, Antti
    Journal of Productivity Analysis : Forthcoming (Springer Verlag, 2019)
    We address the general problem of selection bias, an issue endemic to policy analysis when adoption is voluntary, with an empirical application to environmental policies for agriculture. Many voluntary practices for ...
  • Long-term effects of extended unemployment benefits for older workers 

    Kyyrä, Tomi; Pesola, Hanna
    Labour Economics : Available online (Elsevier, 2020)
    This paper examines the long-term effects of extended unemployment benefits that older unemployed can receive until retirement in Finland. We consider a reform that increased the age threshold of this scheme from 55 to 57. ...
  • Housing Allowance and Rents: Evidence from a Stepwise Subsidy Scheme 

    Eerola, Essi; Lyytikäinen, Teemu
    The Scandinavian Journal of Economics : Forthcoming (Wiley, 2019)
    This paper studies the effect of housing demand subsidies on rents using discontinuities in the Finnish housing allowance system as a quasi‐experimental setting. The stepwise dependence of housing allowance on the floor ...
  • Does Mandating Social Insurance Affect Entrepreneurial Activity? 

    Benzarti, Youssef; Harju, Jarkko; Matikka, Tuomas
    American Economic Review: Insights : Forthcoming (American Economic Association, 2019)
    This paper estimates the effect of relaxing the social insurance mandate on entrepreneurial activity using rich administrative data from Finland. We find that relaxing the social insurance mandate leads entrepreneurs to ...
  • How to Leave the Eurozone: The Case of Finland 

    Malinen, Tuomas; Nyberg, Peter; Koskenkylä, Heikki; Berghäll, Elina; Mellin, Ilkka; Miettinen, Sami; Ala-Peijari, Jukka; Törnqvist, Stefan
    The Economists' Voice : 1 (De Gruyter, 2018)
    This article provides thoughts and guidelines on how a country could exit from the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and its currency the euro. We take the hypothetical exit of Finland as a concrete example. Although there ...
  • Causality in quantiles and dynamic relations in energy markets: (De)tails matter 

    Kyritsis, Evangelos; Andersson, Jonas
    Energy Policy (Elsevier, 2019)
    In this article we investigate the dynamic relations between crude oil price returns and a set of energy price returns, namely diesel, gasoline, heating, and the natural gas. This is performed by means of Granger non-causality ...
  • The intergenerational effects of parental higher education: Evidence from changes in university accessibility 

    Suhonen, Tuomo; Karhunen, Hannu
    Journal of Public Economics (Elsevier, 2019)
    We examine the causal relationship between the educational attainment of parents and that of their children using quasi-experimental variation from changes in parents' access to university generated by the geographical ...
  • Regulation of short-term consumer credits 

    Takalo, Tuomas
    Journal of Banking Regulation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)
    The regulation of short-term consumer credit markets is heatedly debated around the world. This article uses economic research as a basis for a qualitative assessment of the regulation of the short-term consumer credit ...
  • Switching costs and financial stability 

    Stenbacka, Rune; Takalo, Tuomas
    Journal of Financial Stability (Elsevier, 2019)
    We establish that the effect of intensified deposit market competition, measured by reduced switching costs, on the probability of bank failures depends critically on whether we focus on competition with established customer ...
  • Are voters rational? 

    Lyytikäinen, Teemu; Tukiainen, Janne
    European Journal of Political Economy (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, ...
  • Political representation and effects of municipal mergers 

    Harjunen, Oskari; Saarimaa, Tuukka; Tukiainen, Janne
    Political Science Research and Methods : Available online (Cambridge University Press, 2019)
    We study the effects of municipal mergers using novel geocoded data on local public sector jobs and local politicians' place of residence. We find that the mergers had no effects on municipal expenditures overall after ...
  • How do small firms respond to tax schedule discontinuities? Evidence from South African tax registers 

    Boonzaaier, Wian; Harju, Jarkko; Matikka, Tuomas; Pirttimäki, Jukka
    International Tax and Public Finance (Springer US, 2019)
    We study the responsiveness of small- and medium-sized firms to a small-business corporate income tax schedule using population-wide administrative data from South Africa. We find sizeable bunching of firms at the corporate ...
  • The spike at benefit exhaustion: The role of measurement error in benefit eligibility 

    Kyyrä, Tomi; Pesola, Hanna; Verho, Jouko
    Labour Economics (Elsevier, 2019)
    Many studies have found that the exit rate from unemployment insurance benefits to employment increases at the end of the entitlement period. The magnitude of this “spike” in the job finding rate at benefit exhaustion is ...
  • Compliance costs vs. tax incentives: Why do entrepreneurs respond to size-based regulations? 

    Harju, Jarkko; Matikka, Tuomas; Rauhanen, Timo
    Journal of Public Economics (Elsevier, 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 ...
  • Electricity prices and consumers’ long-term technology choices: Evidence from heating investments 

    Sahari, Anna
    European Economic Review (Elsevier, 2019)
    This paper studies consumers’s sensitivity to energy costs at the moment of making a long-term energy technology investment. The analysis exploits local variation in regulated electricity distribution prices that are ...

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