Selaus nimekkeen mukaan kokoelmassa VATT Discussion Papers (1990-2008)

    • RD and Productivity Growth in Finnish ICT Manufacturing 

      Berghäll, Elina
      VATT-keskustelualoitteita : 388 (Valtion taloudellinen tutkimuskeskus VATT, 04.05.2006)
      A stochastic frontier model is applied to firm level panel data from the Finnish ICT manufacturing sector to explore the role of R&D and technological progress in the outstanding productivity growth Finland demonstrated ...
    • Redistribution and Risk Sharing in EMU 

      Parviainen, Seija
      VATT-keskustelualoitteita : 159 (Valtion taloudellinen tutkimuskeskus VATT, 01.01.1998)
      This study analyses possibilities for independent national redistribution and risk sharing policy in EMU by reviewing literature on fiscal federalism. The currency union will not directly affect the national welfare policy. ...
    • Reduction in the Long-Term Unemployment of the Elderly: A Success Story from Finland 

      Kyyrä, Tomi; Wilke, Ralf A.
      VATT-keskustelualoitteita : 346 (Valtion taloudellinen tutkimuskeskus VATT, 15.10.2004)
      In Finland the elderly unemployed are allowed to collect unemployment benefits up to the age of 60, when they can retire via a particular unemployment pension. In 1997 the eligibility age of persons benefiting from this ...
    • Reduction in the Long-Term Unemployment of the Elderly: A Success Story from Finland Revised 

      Kyyrä, Tomi; Wilke, Ralf A.
      VATT-keskustelualoitteita : 396 (Valtion taloudellinen tutkimuskeskus VATT, 28.06.2006)
      In several European countries the elderly unemployed are allowed to collect unemployment benefits up to a certain age limit, after which they can retire via some early retirement scheme. In Finland the eligibility age of ...
    • Regional and institutional influences on the determinants of long-term economic growth in the OECD. 

      Hiddink, Christian
      VATT-keskustelualoitteita : 127 (Valtion taloudellinen tutkimuskeskus VATT, 01.01.1996)
      This paper examines regional and institutional influences on the determinants of long-term economic growth in the OECD. We construct a growth equation based on the new growth model of Barro with a catch-up variable, total ...
    • Regional Economic Repercussions of an Economic Crisis: A Sectoral Analysis 

      Kangasharju, Aki; Pekkala, Sari
      VATT-keskustelualoitteita : 248 (Valtion taloudellinen tutkimuskeskus VATT, 12.03.2001)
      This paper investigates the evolution of regional disparities in Finland between 1988 and 1997. The analysis focuses on per capita GDP and its subcomponents, particularly labour productivity, jobs and population. The results ...
    • Regional Income Differences in Finland, 1966-96 

      Sullström, Risto; Loikkanen, Heikki A.; Rantala, Anssi
      VATT-keskustelualoitteita : 181 (Valtion taloudellinen tutkimuskeskus VATT, 01.01.1998)
      Household Survey data is used to study income differences between and within regions in Finland during 1966-1996. We have five major (NUTS2) regions and apply four income concepts: factor income, gross income, disposable ...
    • Regional Labour Market Dynamics, Housing and Migration 

      Hämäläinen, Kari; Böckerman, Petri
      VATT-keskustelualoitteita : 284 (Valtion taloudellinen tutkimuskeskus VATT, 28.10.2002)
      The aim of this study is to explore the dynamics of regional labour markets in terms of migration flows. In particular, the study explores the impact of labour markets and housing markets on migration. The internal and the ...
    • Regional Matching Frictions and Aggregate Unemployment 

      Kangasharju, Aki; Hynninen, Sanna-Mari; Pehkonen, Jaakko
      VATT-keskustelualoitteita : 383 (Valtion taloudellinen tutkimuskeskus VATT, 03.03.2006)
      This study demonstrates that a stochastic frontier approach applied to regional level data offers a convenient and interesting method to examine how regional differences in matching efficiency and structural factors ...
    • Regulation by Price or by Command 

      Göazer, Amihai
      VATT-keskustelualoitteita : 102 (Valtion taloudellinen tutkimuskeskus VATT, 01.01.1995)
    • Rent Control and Tenants' Welfare: The Effects of Deregulating Rental Markets in Finland 

      Lyytikäinen, Teemu
      VATT-keskustelualoitteita : 385 (Valtion taloudellinen tutkimuskeskus VATT, 21.03.2006)
      Private rental markets in Finland were subject to rent control from 1967 until the beginning of the 1990s when the rent control system was gradually abolished. This study estimates the costs and benefits of rent control ...
    • Retirement Round-bout: Early Exit Channels and Disability Applications 

      Hakola, Tuulia; Lindeboom, Maarten
      VATT-keskustelualoitteita : 262 (Valtion taloudellinen tutkimuskeskus VATT, 31.10.2001)
      Disability pension benefits are governed by an application-approval procedure. Therefore, explanatory variables can have different effects on the application probability and on the actual disability transition probability. ...
    • Revealing Agglomeration Economies with Stochastic Frontier Modelling in the Finnish ICT Industry 

      Berghäll, Elina
      VATT-keskustelualoitteita : 435 (Valtion taloudellinen tutkimuskeskus VATT, 14.01.2008)
      Agglomeration economies are sought with stochastic frontier methodology to analyse their role in the extraordinary productivity growth of the knowledge-intensive information and communication technology (ICT) equipment ...
    • School Resources and Student Achievement Revisited: New Evidence Using Panel Data 

      Kirjavainen, Tanja; Häkkinen, Iida; Uusitalo, Roope
      VATT-keskustelualoitteita : 227 (Valtion taloudellinen tutkimuskeskus VATT, 22.08.2000)
      In this study we analyse the effects of the changes in the school spending on the matriculation examination results. We use a large sample of Finnish senior secondary school students from the years 1990-1998. Teaching ...
    • School Resources and Student Achievement: Evidence from Finnish Senior Secondary Schools 

      Kirjavainen, Tanja; Loikkanen, Heikki A.
      VATT-keskustelualoitteita : 91 (Valtion taloudellinen tutkimuskeskus VATT, 01.01.1995)
    • Secessions of Municipal Health Centre Federations: Expenditure and Productivity Effects 

      Luoma, Kalevi; Moisio, Antti; Aaltonen, Juho
      VATT-keskustelualoitteita : 425 (Valtion taloudellinen tutkimuskeskus VATT, 13.09.2007)
      We examine the expenditure and efficiency effects of secessions of health centre federations between 1990 and 2003. Using both regression and matching techniques we find statistically significant effects. According to ...
    • Should RD Champions be Protected from Foreign Takeovers? 

      Nilsson Hakkala, Katariina; Bertrand, Olivier; Norbäck, Pehr-Johan; Persson, Lars
      VATT-keskustelualoitteita : 459 (Valtion taloudellinen tutkimuskeskus VATT, 07.11.2008)
      We analyze how the entry mode of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) affects affiliate R&D activities. Using unique affiliate level data for Swedish multinational firms, we first present empirical evidence that acquired ...
    • Social Capital and Economic Growth 

      Hjerppe, Reino
      VATT-keskustelualoitteita : 183 (Valtion taloudellinen tutkimuskeskus VATT, 01.01.1998)
      It is argued in order to explain large differences in the level of the development and the growth of economies cannot be adequately explained only by looking the traditional inputs of labour, capital and natural resources. ...
    • Social Capital and Economic Growth Revisited 

      Hjerppe, Reino
      VATT-keskustelualoitteita : 307 (Valtion taloudellinen tutkimuskeskus VATT, 09.06.2003)
      Social capital facilitates cooperation in the society. High level of social capital promotes economic efficiency by lowering transaction costs. Trust towards strangers and low level of corruption are examples of high level ...
    • Social Security Funds, Payroll Tax Adjustment and Real Exchange Rate: The Finnish Model 

      Kiander, Jaakko; Holm, Pasi; Tossavainen, Pekka
      VATT-keskustelualoitteita : 198 (Valtion taloudellinen tutkimuskeskus VATT, 01.01.1999)
      This paper presents the Finnish system of EMU buffer funds. The idea of the buffer funds is to finance temporary reductions of payroll taxes in a case of asymmetric shock facing the economy. It is well-known that by ...