Selaus nimekkeen mukaan kokoelmassa Vertaisarvioidut artikkelit (Peer-reviewed articles)

    • 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 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 ...
    • 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, 2019)
      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 ...
    • Economic Crises and Unemployment Persistence: Analysis of Job Losses During the Finnish Recession of the 1990s 

      Verho, Jouko
      Economica : 345 (Wiley, 2019)
      This study estimates the effect of job loss for Finnish workers who were displaced during a severe recession in the early 1990s. The setting provides a sample of workers of which over 90% experienced unemployment after ...
    • 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 ...
    • Effects of Carbon Reduction Labels: Evidence from Scanner Data 

      Kortelainen, Mika; Raychaudhuri, Jibonayan; Roussillon, Beatrice
      Economic Inquiry : 2 (Wiley, 2016)
      We investigate the effects of carbon reduction labels using a detailed scanner data set. Using a difference-in-differences estimation strategy, we find that having a carbon label has no impact on detergent prices or demand. ...
    • Effects of Minimum Bid Increments in Internet Auctions: Evidence from a Field Experiment 

      Tukiainen, Janne
      The Journal of Industrial Economics : 3 (Wiley, 2017)
      I study the role of minimum bid increments (MBI) in internet auctions using natural field experiment data from a Finnish online auction site Huuto.net. Internet auctions are typically viewed as second-price, implying ...
    • Effects of municipal mergers on voter turnout 

      Lapointe, Simon; Saarimaa, Tuukka; Tukiainen, Janne
      Local Government Studies : 4 (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 ...
    • Elasticity of Taxable Income: Evidence from Changes in Municipal Income Tax Rates in Finland 

      Matikka, Tuomas
      The Scandinavian Journal of Economics : 3 (Wiley, 2018)
      The elasticity of taxable income (ETI) is a key parameter in income tax analysis both in terms of efficiency and tax revenue. This paper uses Finnish data to analyze the ETI. I use changes in flat municipal income tax rates ...
    • 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 ...
    • Expanding access to administrative data: the case of tax authorities in Finland and the UK 

      Almunia, Miguel; Harju, Jarkko; Kotakorpi, Kaisa; Tukiainen, Janne; Verho, Jouko
      International Tax and Public Finance : 3 (Springer Verlag, 2018)
      We discuss typical issues in getting access to and using high-quality administrative tax data for research purposes. We discuss research involving both quasi- and field experiments implemented together with the tax authority. ...
    • 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 ...
    • Field-of-Study Choice in Higher Education: Does Distance Matter? 

      Suhonen, Tuomo
      Spatial Economic Analysis : 4 (Taylor & Francis, 2014)
      When field-of-study options vary across higher education institutions, geographical distances may create barriers to students’ study choices. Based on this hypothesis, the present study empirically examines field-of-study ...
    • Firm types, price-setting strategies, and consumption-tax incidence 

      Harju, Jarkko; Kosonen, Tuomas; Nordström Skans, Oskar
      Journal of Public Economics (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 ...