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

    • Screening through Activation? Differential Effects of a Youth Activation Program 

      Hall, Caroline; Kotakorpi, Kaisa; Liljeberg, Linus; Pirttilä, Jukka
      The Journal of Human Resources : Available online (University of Wisconsin Press, 2020)
      We study the dual role of active labor market policies: First, ALMP may perform a screening role by increasing job-search incentives, especially among individuals with good labor market prospects, already before program ...
    • Secular rise in economically valuable personality traits 

      Jokela, Markus; Pekkarinen, Tuomas; Sarvimäki, Matti; Terviö, Marko; Uusitalo, Roope
      Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences : 25 (National Academy of Sciences, 2017)
      Although trends in many physical characteristics and cognitive capabilities of modern humans are well-documented, less is known about how personality traits have evolved over time. We analyze data from a standardized ...
    • 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 : 617 (Oxford University Press, 2019)
      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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Specification of merger gains in the Norwegian electricity distribution industry 

      Saastamoinen, Antti; Bjørndal, Endre; Bjørndal, Mette
      Energy Policy (Elsevier, 2017)
      Electricity distribution often exhibits economies of scale. In Norway, a number of smaller distribution system operators exist and thus there is potential to restructure the industry, possibly through mergers. However, the ...
    • 'Sticky' Policies—Three Country Cases on Long-Term Commitment and Rooting of RE Policy Goals 

      Berg, Annukka; Lukkarinen, Jani; Ollikka, Kimmo
      Energies : 6 (MDPI, 2020)
      Denmark, Germany, and Finland are countries that have emerged as technology leaders in key renewable energy fields—wind energy, solar power, and bioenergy. In this article, we dig into the policy trajectories of these ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Effects of Supporting Local Business: Evidence from the UK 

      Einiö, Elias; Overman, Henry G.
      Regional Science and Urban Economics : 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 ...
    • The Effects of UI Benefits on Unemployment and Subsequent Outcomes: Evidence from a Kinked Benefit Rule 

      Kyyrä, Tomi; Pesola, Hanna
      Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics : 5 (Wiley, 2020)
      This paper analyses the effects of unemployment insurance benefits on unemployment exits and subsequent labour market outcomes. We exploit a piecewise linear relationship between the previous wage and benefits in Finland ...
    • The effects of unemployment benefit duration: Evidence from residual benefit duration 

      Kyyrä, Tomi; Pesola, Hanna
      Labour Economics : Available online (Elsevier, 2020)
      We examine the effects of unemployment benefit duration in Finland. Although the maximum duration is the same for all unemployed, potential benefit duration at the beginning of unemployment spells varies, because only ...
    • The effects of using participatory working time scheduling software on sickness absence: A difference-in-differences study 

      Turunen, Jarno; Karhula, Kati; Ropponen, Annina; Koskinen, Aki; Hakola, Tarja; Puttonen, Sampsa; Hämäläinen, Kari; Pehkonen, Jaakko; Härmä, Mikko
      International Journal of Nursing Studies : Available online (Elsevier, 2020)
      Background Participatory working time scheduling is a collaborative approach to scheduling shift work. As a potential way of improving work time control, it may provide a means to reducing sickness absence in shift work. ...
    • The elasticity of taxable income and income-shifting: what is “real” and what is not? 

      Harju, Jarkko; Matikka, Tuomas
      International Tax and Public Finance : 4 (Springer Verlag, 2016)
      Previous literature shows that income taxation significantly affects the behavior of high-income earners and business owners. However, it is still unclear how much of the response is due to changes in real economic activity, ...
    • The environmental Kuznets curve at different levels of economic development: a counterfactual quantile regression analysis for CO2 emissions 

      Yaduma, Natina; Kortelainen, Mika; Wossink, Ada
      Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy : 3 (Taylor & Francis, 2015)
      This paper applies the quantile fixed effects technique in exploring the CO2 environmental Kuznets curve within two groups of economic development (OECD and non-OECD countries) and six geographical regions – West, East ...
    • The Evolution of Social Mobility: Norway during the Twentieth Century 

      Pekkarinen, Tuomas; Salvanes, Kjell G.; Sarvimäki, Matti
      The Scandinavian Journal of Economics : 1 (Wiley, 2017)
      We document trends in social mobility in Norway using intergenerational income elasticities, the associations between the income percentiles of fathers and sons, and brother correlations. The results of all approaches ...
    • The Impact of Forced Migration on Mortality: A Cohort Study of 242,075 Finns from 1939–2010 

      Haukka, Jari; Suvisaari, Jaana; Sarvimäki, Matti; Martikainen, Pekka
      Epidemiology : 4 (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2017)
      Background: The stresses and life changes associated with migration may have harmful long-term health effects, especially for mental health. These effects are exceedingly difficult to establish, because migrants are typically ...
    • 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 ...
    • The labor market in Finland, 2000–2018 

      Kyyrä, Tomi; Pesola, Hanna
      IZA World of Labor (IZA Institute of Labor Economics, 2020)
      Finland's population is aging rapidly by international comparison. The shrinking working-age population means that the burden of increasing pension and health care expenditures is placed on a smaller group of employed ...
    • The local economic impacts of regeneration projects: Evidence from UK's Single Regeneration Budget 

      Gibbons, Stephen; Overman, Henry; Sarvimäki, Matti
      Journal of Urban Economics : Available online (Elsevier, 2020)
      We study the local economic impacts of a major UK regeneration programme aimed at enhancing the quality of life in deprived neighbourhoods. Our identification strategies include: a) exploiting the fine spatial scale of our ...
    • The Role of Fisheries in Optimal Eutrophication Management 

      Iho, Antti; Ahtiainen, Heini; Artell, Janne; Heikinheimo, Outi; Kauppila, Pirkko; Kosenius, Anna-Kaisa; Laukkanen, Marita; Lindroos, Marko; Oinonen, Soile; Ollikka, Kimmo; Parkkila, Katja; Pavlova, Yulia; Peltonen, Heikki; Pouta, Eija; Uusitalo, Laura
      Water Economics and Policy : 2 (World Scientific Publishing, 2017)
      We analyze dynamically optimal eutrophication management using two controls, targeted fishing and reduction of external nutrient loads. Fishing removes nutrients from the water ecosystem, and the size of the fish stock ...
    • The role of information in tax compliance: Evidence from a natural field experiment 

      Kosonen, Tuomas; Ropponen, Olli
      Economics Letters (Elsevier, 2015)
      This paper studies how much firms make unintentional mistakes in their tax filing, and to what extent this can be affected by providing information about the tax code. We utilize a novel natural field experiment design, ...