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

    • Quantifying the social costs of nuclear energy: Perceived risk of accident at nuclear power plants 

      Huhtala, Anni; Remes, Piia
      Energy Policy (Elsevier, 2017)
      The preferences expressed in voting on nuclear reactor licenses and the risk perceptions of citizens provide insights into social costs of nuclear power and decision making in energy policy. We show analytically that these ...
    • R&D Subsidies and Company Performance: Evidence from Geographic Variation in Government Funding Based on the ERDF Population-Density Rule 

      Einiö, Elias
      The Review of Economics and Statistics : 4 (MIT Press, 2014)
      Despite the prevalence of R&D support programs, evaluation studies based on explicit differences in support allocation are rare. In this paper, the identification of the causal effect of R&D support on company performance ...
    • Rank effects in political promotions 

      Meriläinen, Jaakko; Tukiainen, Janne
      Public Choice : 1-2 (Springer Verlag, 2018)
      This paper studies the effect of candidates’ personal vote ranks on promotions to political power in an open list proportional representation system. Using a regression discontinuity design and data from Finnish local ...
    • Regional competitiveness and high growth firms in the EU: the creativity premium 

      Sleuwaegen, Leo; Ramboer, Sander
      Applied Economics : 22 (Taylor & Francis, 2020)
      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 ...
    • Regional effects or none? Firms' profitability during the Great Recession in Finland 

      Tamminen, Saara
      Papers in Regional Science : 1 (Wiley, 2017)
      We analyse the effects of the Great Recession (GR) on the profitability of firms located in the main cities versus in the rest of Finland. Based on earlier literature, various regional factors could affect firms' profitability ...
    • Regional variation in potentially inappropriate medicine use in older adults. - A national register-based cross-sectional study on economic, health system-related and patient-related characteristics 

      Saastamoinen, Leena; Verho, Jouko
      Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy : Available online (Elsevier, 2020)
      Background: Potentially inappropriate medicines (PIM), i.e. medicines in which the potential harms may outweigh the benefits, use may be associated with e.g. hospitalization, outpatient visits and health care costs. As ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Relative age effects in political selection 

      Tukiainen, Janne; Takalo, Tuomas; Hulkkonen, Topi
      European Journal of Political Economy (Elsevier, 2019)
      We exploit a regression discontinuity design to provide causal evidence of the relative age effect (RAE) on a long-run adult age outcome: Political selection. We find strong evidence of the RAE in politics in Finland. ...
    • Returns to Office in National and Local Politics: A Bootstrap Method and Evidence from Finland 

      Kotakorpi, Kaisa; Poutvaara, Panu; Terviö, Marko
      The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization : 3 (Oxford University Press, 2017)
      We estimate the private returns to being elected to parliament or to a municipal council using a regression discontinuity (RD) design. We first present a bootstrap method for measuring the closeness of elections, which can ...
    • Revenue-maximizing top earned income tax rate in the presence of income-shifting 

      Kotakorpi, Kaisa; Matikka, Tuomas
      Nordic Tax Journal : 1 (Nordic Tax Research Council, 2017)
      We provide an analysis of the revenue-maximizing top earned income tax rate for a country with one of the highest levels of earnings taxation in the world, Finland, and compare it to the current level of taxation. We account ...
    • 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 ...