Mika Kortelainen

Mika Kortelainen

Research Leader, PhD

Research areas: economics of education education and training microeconometric methods healthcare health economics productivity


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Mika Kortelainen is a research leader at VATT and an adjunct professor of economics at the University of Helsinki. Mika’s particular areas of expertise include education economics, health economics, environmental economics, urban economics and applied microeconometrics. His recent and ongoing areas of research have included efficiency in health care, school choices and immigrants in the labour market and in education.

Mika has been at VATT since 2011. Previously he was a lecturer and assistant professor at the University of Manchester, a research fellow at Aston Business School in Birmingham and a project researcher at the University of Joensuu.

Mika gained his PhD from the University of Joensuu in 2008.

Selected articles Selected articles

Kortelainen, M., Raychaudhuri, J. and Roussillon, B. (2016) Effects of Carbon Reduction Labels: Evidence from Scanner Data. Economic Inquiry 54(2): 1167-1187.

Kortelainen, M. and Saarimaa, T. (2015) Do Urban Neighborhoods Benefit from Homeowners? Evidence from Housing Prices. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 117(1): 28-56.

Kuosmanen, T. and Kortelainen, M. (2012) Stochastic Non-Smooth Envelopment of Data: Semiparametric Frontier Estimation subject to Shape Constraints. Journal of Productivity Analysis 38(1): 11-28.

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