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08.05.2024 | News

Doctoral researcher Kwabena Adu-Ababio reports on his scholarly visit to the University of Michigan in 2023.

In Finland, many doctoral students have the possibility to include an academic year or semester in another university to their doctoral studies.

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26.03.2024 | News

Trans-Atlantic Public Economics Seminar TAPES: Tax and Transfer Systems is organised in Helsinki, Finland on 12 – 14 June 2024 by NBER and VATT.

The seminar is by invitation only.

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19.06.2023 | News

Author: Tuomas Kosonen

The Workshop in Labour Economics: Wages, Employment and Inequality was organised on 24 – 25 August 2023 in Helsinki. The keynotes speakers were Attila Lindner and Andrea Weber. The seminar was fully booked.

The next WEI conference in Helsinki is scheduled for 2025 (tbc).

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10.03.2023 | News

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.

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26.01.2023 | News

Author: Kaisa Kotakorpi

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.

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24.01.2023 | News

Author: Matti Tuomala, Jukka Pirttilä, Ravi Kanbur, Tuuli Paukkeri, Pertti Haaparanta

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.

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