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Kaisa Kotakorpi
Kaisa Kotakorpi
Professor, PhD, Director of the Center of Excellence
Tampere University, office Pinni A3057
+358 50 318 2487
Public economics, health economics, behavioural economics, political economics, tax compliance, regulation, policy evaluation
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Jukka Pirttilä
Jukka Pirttilä
Professor, PhD, Vice Director of the CoE, Principal Investigator
University of Helsinki and VATT Institute for Economic Research
+358 294 128 728 / +358 295 519 426
Taxation, public provision, development
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Jarkko Harju
Jarkko Harju
Professor, PhD in Economics, Principal Investigator
Tampere University (Office Pinni A3091), VATT Institute for Economic Research, CESifo
+358 50 473 3892
Public economics, labor economics, taxation, social security, firms, entrepreneurs, income inequality, environmental taxes
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Tuomas Kosonen
Tuomas Kosonen
Research Professor, PhD, Principal Investigator
VATT Institute for Economic Research
+358 295 519 440
Income taxation, labour supply, fuel and car taxation, sweets tax, family benefit policies, income distribution, excise taxes
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Communication and administration

Marjukka Hourunranta
Marjukka Hourunranta
Project Manager, M.Sc.Econ., Doctoral researcher
Tampere University, office Pinni A3056
+358 50 470 5645
Communication and administration
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Rebecca Lakkonen
Trainee
Tampere University
+358 50 598 7198
Communication and administration
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Aino Lintula
Aino Linnunsalo
Research Assistant
Tampere University
+358 50 475 6134
Communication and administration
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Researchers

Kwabena Adu-Ababio
Kwabena Adu-Ababio
Doctoral Researcher, M.Phil. in Economics
University of Helsinki
+358 40 8712887
Public economics, development economics
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Sebastián Castillo Ramos
Sebastián Castillo
Postdoctoral Researcher, PhD in Economics
University of Helsinki
Tax evasion and public economics.
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Selina Clarke
Selina Clarke
Doctoral researcher, M.Sc.
University of Helsinki
Environmental economics, public economics
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Matias Giaccobasso
Senior Researcher, PhD
VATT Institute for Economic Research
Public finance, development economics, labor economics, behavioral economics
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Saara Haikonen
Doctoral researcher, MSc in Economics
University of Helsinki, Labore
Public economics, inequality, environmental economics
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Miko Hallikainen
Doctoral Researcher, M.Sc. in Economics
Tampere University
+358 40 537 1519
Labor economics, inequality, social mobility
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Vesa-Matti Heikkuri
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, PhD
Tampere University
+358 50 301 9347
Inequality, social mobility
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Matti Hovi
Matti Hovi
Researcher, PhD (economics)
Tampere University
+358 50 3182614
Behavioral economics, labor economics
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Kari Hämäläinen
Kari Hämäläinen
Principal Economist / PhD in Economics
VATT Insitute for Economic Research
+358 295 519 416
Labor economics, social security, labor market policy
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Nurfatima Jandarova
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, PhD in Economics
Tampere University
+358 50 593 7374
Applied microeconomics, labour economics, education, behavioural economics, genomics
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Elina Jussila
Elina Jussila
Doctoral Researcher, M.Sc.Econ.
Tampere University
Public economics, health economics
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Toni Juuti
Senior Researcher, PhD
VATT Institute for Economic Research, Labore
Social security, taxation, inequality
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Sami Jysmä
Sami Jysmä
Doctoral Researcher, MSc in Economics
Tampere University, Labore
+358 40 772 8768
Public economics, taxation, social insurance
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Salla Kalin
Salla Kalin
Doctoral Researcher, M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration
University of Helsinki, Helsinki GSE
+358 40 753 6267
Public economics, migration, taxation, social security, unemployment, higher education
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Ida Kankaanranta
Ida Kankaanranta
Doctoral Researcher, M Sc. (Economics)
Tampere University
+358 50 431 0726
Public and health economics, taxation, taxi markets, market regulation
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Ohto Kanninen
Chief Researcher, PhD
Labour Institute for Economic Research (Labore), University of Helsinki
+358 41 513 7175
Public economics, policy evaluation, pension policy, employment policy, over-indebtedness, social incurance, well-being and inequality
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Arttu Kauhanen
Arttu Kauhanen
Doctoral Researcher, M.Sc. Economics
Helsinki University
+358 44 057 7899
Public Economics
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Ilpo Kauppinen
Ilpo Kauppinen
Senior Researcher, Dr
Vatt Institute for Economic Research, CESifo
+358 295 519 503
Public economics, labor economics, migration
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Aliisa Koivisto
Aliisa Koivisto
Senior Researcher, PhD
VATT Institute for Economic Research
+358 295 519 430
Public finance, business taxation, tax and development
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Eetu Koskinen
Research Assistant
Tampere University
Public economics, labor economics
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Satu Kuitunen
Doctoral Researcher, Master of Social Sciences (Economics)
VATT Institute for Economic Research; University of Helsinki
+358 295 519 521
Environmental economics, public economics, political economics
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Marita Laukkanen
Marita Laukkanen
Professor of Practice, PhD, Tampere University
Research Professor, VATT Institute for Economic Research
+358 40 304 5533
Energy economics, climate economics, energy taxation, carbon taxes, energy policy, climate policy
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Ran Sun Lyng
Ran Sun Lyng
Visiting Researcher, PhD in Economics
Tampere University
Two-sided matching, multidimensional matching, applied econometrics, CEO labor market and compensation, teachers' and school principals' labor market, household finance
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Teemu Lyytikäinen
Teemu Lyytikäinen
Associate Research Professor, Research Leader, PhD
VATT Institute for Economic Research
+358 295 519 431
Housing markets, urban economics, housing policy, taxation
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Tuomas Matikka
Tuomas Matikka
Associate Research Professor/Research Leader, PhD
VATT Institute for Economic Research
+358 295 519 461
Public economics, labor economics, taxation, social insurance
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Ella Mattinen
Ella Mattinen
Doctoral Researcher, MSc in Economics
Tampere University
Public economics and social security
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Satu Metsälampi
Satu Metsälampi
Doctoral researcher, M.Sc. in Economics
University of Turku
Public economics, behavioral economics, experimental economics
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Harri Nikula
Harri Nikula
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, PhD
Tampere University
+358 50 318 6013
Environmental economics
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Annika Nivala
Annika Nivala
Senior Researcher, Dr Soc Sci
VATT Institute for Economic Research
+358 50 479 2404
Public economics, labor economics, tax policy
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Kimmo Palanne
Kimmo Palanne
Researcher, M.Sc.
VATT Institute for Economic Research, Aalto University
+358 44 333 0633
Environmental economics, transportation, taxation, distributional impacts
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Tuuli Paukkeri
Tuuli Paukkeri
Senior Researcher, PhD
VATT Institute for Economic Research
+358 50 436 8929
Public economics, taxation, social benefits, pensions, disability, disability insurance, cognitive and non-cognitive skills
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Sofia Rantanen
Research Assistant
Tampere University
Microeconometrics, labor economics, monetary economics
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Terhi Ravaska
Terhi Ravaska
Assistant Professor (tenure track)
Tampere University
+358 50 326 0863
Public economics, inequality, pension design
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Sami Remes
Sami Remes
Doctoral Researcher, M.Sc.
Tampere University
+358 50 437 7420
Income inequality, labor economics
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Marja Riihelä
Marja Riihelä
Senior Researcher / D.Sc.Econ.
VATT Institute for Economic Research
+358 295 519 442
Inequality, distribution of income, consumption and wealth, income mobility, tax progressivity
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Tuomas Ruuska
Research Assistant
Tampere University
+358 40 242 9644
Public economics
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Anna Sahari
Anna Sahari
Senior Researcher, PhD (economics)
VATT Institute for Economic Research
+358 295 519 511
Energy efficiency, energy policy, household behaviour
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Tuuli Şen
Doctoral Researcher, M.Sc. Economics
Tampere University, Pellervo Economic Research PTT
+358 40 729 8448
Behavioral economics, environmental economics, agriculture, climate policy, nudges
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Erkka Silvennoinen
Erkka Silvennoinen
Doctoral Researcher, Master of Social Sciences (Economics)
Tampere University
+358 400 345 342
Public economics, taxation
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Tom-Henrik Sirviö
Tom-Henrik Sirviö
Doctoral Researcher, M.S.Sc.
University of Helsinki
Public economics, corporate taxation, international taxation, tax avoidance, tax havens
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Matti Tuomala
Matti Tuomala
Professor (Emeritus) Doctor of Social Science (Economics)
Tampere University
+358 50 318 6037
Public economics, optimal tax theory, tax policy, economic inequality
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Elina Tuominen
Elina Tuominen
Postdoctoral Researcher, D.Sc.
Tampere University
+358 50 318 5955
Income distribution, public economics
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Reetta Varjonen-Ollus
Reetta Varjonen-Ollus
Doctoral Researcher, Master of Social Sciences (Economics)
Helsinki University
Public economics, taxation
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Jouko Verho
Jouko Verho
Chief Researcher, PhD
VATT Institute for Economic Research, CESifo
+358 295 519 409
Labour, public and health economics
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Marika Viertola
Marika Viertola
Assistant Researcher, M.Sc.Econ.
VATT Institute for Economic Research, Aalto University
+358 295 519 516
Corporate taxation, international corporate taxation, tax avoidance, multinational companies
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Tuomo Virkola
Tuomo Virkola
Senior Researcher, PhD
VATT Institute for Economic Research
+358 295 519 464
Labor, education, migration, economic history
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Lukas Worku
Lukas Worku
Doctoral Researcher, MSc in Economics
Tampere University, VATT
+358 44 971 4665
Public economics, taxation
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Scientific Advisory Board

Matz Dahlberg
Uppsala University
Mick Keen
Tokyo College
Nadine Riedel
University of Münster
Marjo Kuronen
University of Jyväskylä
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The board has also representatives of the Academy of Finland and the consortia institutions.

International Advisory Board

Richard Blundell
University College London
Claus Thustrup Kreiner
University of Copenhagen
Eva Mörk
Uppsala University
Andreas Peichl
University of Munich
Emmanuel Saez
University of California, Berkeley
Guttorm Schjelderup
Norwegian School of Economics, NHH