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

    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Local representation and strategic voting: Evidence from electoral boundary reforms 

      Saarimaa, Tuukka; Tukiainen, Janne
      European Journal of Political Economy (Elsevier, 2016)
      We analyze whether voters value local political representation by exploiting municipal mergers, which increase the number of candidates available to voters and intensify political competition. In the Finnish open-list ...
    • 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 ...
    • Public Employees as Politicians: Evidence from Close Elections 

      Hyytinen, Ari; Meriläinen, Jaakko; Saarimaa, Tuukka; Toivanen, Otto; Tukiainen, Janne
      American Political Science Review : 1 (Cambridge University Press, 2018)
      We analyze the effect of municipal employees’ political representation in municipal councils on local public spending. We use within-party, as-good-as-random variation in close elections in the Finnish open-list proportional ...
    • Public Procurement versus Laissez-Faire: Evidence from Household Waste Collection 

      Meriläinen, Jaakko; Tukiainen, Janne
      CESifo Economic Studies : 4 (Oxford University Press, 2019)
      We document that switching from laissez-faire production to public procurement in residential waste collection in Finland reduces the number of firms active in the local market, but induces a statistically significant and ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • When does Regression Discontinuity Design Work? Evidence from Random Election Outcomes 

      Hyytinen, Ari; Meriläinen, Jaakko; Saarimaa, Tuukka; Toivanen, Otto; Tukiainen, Janne
      Quantitative Economics : 2 (Econometric Society, 2017)
      We use elections data in which a large number of ties in vote counts between candidates are resolved via a lottery to study the personal incumbency advantage. We benchmark non-experimental RDD estimates against the estimate ...