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

    • School starting age, maternal age at birth, and child outcomes 

      Fredriksson, Peter; Huttunen, Kristiina; Öckert, Björn
      Journal of Health Economics : Open access (Elsevier, 07 / 2022)
      This paper analyses the effects of maternal age at birth on children's short and long-term outcomes using Finnish register data. We exploit a school starting age rule for identification. Mothers who are born after the ...
    • Screening through Activation? Differential Effects of a Youth Activation Program 

      Hall, Caroline; Kotakorpi, Kaisa; Liljeberg, Linus; Pirttilä, Jukka
      The Journal of Human Resources : 3 (University of Wisconsin Press, 2022)
      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 ...
    • Social Interaction in the Family: Evidence from Investors’ Security Holdings 

      Knüpfer, Samuli; Rantapuska, Elias; Sarvimäki, Matti
      Review of Finance : 4 Open access (Oxford University Press, 10.09.2022)
      We show that investors tend to hold the same securities as their parents. This intergenerational correlation is stronger for mothers and family members who are more likely to communicate with each other. An instrumental ...
    • 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 ...
    • Tax planning and investment responses to dividend taxation 

      Koivisto, Aliisa
      International Tax and Public Finance : Published online (Springer Nature, 16.04.2024)
      This study explores empirically how business owners respond to dividend taxes in a range of different margins including tax planning and investment. Using administrative tax data on all privately held Finnish corporations, ...
    • Technology, labour market institutions and early retirement 

      Yashiro, Naomitsu; Kyyrä, Tomi; Hwang, Hyunjeong; Tuomala, Juha
      Economic Policy : Available online (Oxford University Press, 2022)
      There are two important barriers to increasing the employment of older workers under rapid technological change. First, older workers engaged in codifiable, routine tasks are particularly prone to the risk of being displaced ...
    • The effect of compulsory face mask policies on community mobility in Germany 

      Kovacs, Roxanne; Dunaiski, Maurice; Tukiainen, Janne
      The Scandinavian Journal of Economics : 4 (Open access) (Wiley, 11.10.2023)
      There is an ongoing debate about face masks being made compulsory in public spaces to contain COVID-19. A key concern is that such policies could undermine efforts to maintain social distancing and reduce mobility. We ...
    • The effects of corporate taxes on small firms 

      Harju, Jarkko; Koivisto, Aliisa; Matikka, Tuomas
      Journal of Public Economics : Open access (Elsevier, 2022)
      We study the impact of corporate taxes on firm-level investments and business activity by exploiting a 6 percentage-point reduction in the corporate tax rate in 2012–2014 in Finland. We use detailed administrative data and ...
    • The effects of employers’ disability and unemployment insurance costs on benefit inflows 

      Kyyrä, Tomi; Tuomala, Juha
      Labour Economics : Available online (Open access) (Elsevier, 19.08.2023)
      In Finland, large firms are partially liable for the costs of disability and unemployment benefits paid to their former workers. To estimate the effects of such cost liabilities, we exploit a reform that extended this ...
    • 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 assistance on unemployment exits 

      Kyyrä, Tomi
      International Tax and Public Finance (Springer, 09 / 2022)
      Many countries have a two-tiered unemployment compensation system that provides earnings-related unemployment insurance for a limited period of time and less generous unemployment assistance thereafter. This study evaluates ...
    • 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, ...