FIT is hiring!
Would you be our new tenure-track Assistant Professor or Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Tampere University?
Ask us more and apply soon! The DL for the position of Assistant Professor is 27th November and for the Postdoctoral Research Fellow on 4th December.Read more
Join the Workshop in Labour Economics: Wages, Employment and Inequality on 24 – 25 August in Helsinki! We are honoured to be able to announce two excellent keynotes speakers: Attila Lindner and Andrea Weber.
Update: the seminar is full! Extra seats may be arranged upon request.Read more
More Finns annually emigrate from the country than return to it. In this article, we will use economic research and comprehensive new data to evaluate the impact of taxation on international migration, assess the situation in Finland and reflect on the policy implications.Read more
According to a recent study, Finnish Home Care Allowance has negative effects especially on mothers as well as children. The effects are due to the nature of Home Care Allowance: it not only is a transfer of income but also guides the parents’ decisions to remain home with their children for longer periods, reducing their employment.
The study contributes to the existing literature on the matter by considering the effects of Finnish home care allowance program on long-term working careers, in addition to the short-term effects. The study contributes by looking at both short- and medium-term outcomes on mothers and children in the same institutional setting. Finally, the data from child health clinics on children are unique and have not been used in prior research.Read more
A recent study by Finnish Centre of Excellence in Tax Systems Research investigates the drug prescriptions made by physicians in the private and public sector to treat high cholesterol and type two diabetes. The results are clear: physicians working in the private sector are significantly more likely to prescribe their patients expensive medication, even though there are more affordable approved alternatives available.Read more
The concept of pre-distribution has gained popularity in the policy discourse, with some arguing that it is superior to conventional redistribution through tax and transfer.Read more
The keynote address given by Professor Joel Slemrod (University of Michigan) at the inaugural seminar of The Finnish Centre of Excellence in Tax Systems Research (FIT), University of Tampere, Finland, on September 1, 2022.Read more
Tax policy design aims to vanish evasion incentives but can also affect agents’ occupational choices. Tax schemes, auditing, and the size of the IRS affect agents’ decisions, and the government must be aware of this. This article summarizes a study of the optimal tax policy design when evasion and occupational decision coexist.Read more