Research Leader, DSc (PhD)
Research areas: integration education and training education choices immigration social mobility social exclusion labour markets impact evaluation social experiments
Ongoing projects: Preventing Social Exclusion
Tel. +358 295 519 446
Matti Sarvimäki is a senior researcher at the VATT Institute for Economic Research and a research fellow at the Department of Economics at Aalto University. He is a labour economist, but also works in other areas of economics and takes part in multidisciplinary research projects. Sarvimäki’s ongoing research includes the economic impact of immigration, social mobility, young people’s educational choices, the labour market impacts of international trade and household choices in the financial markets.
Sarvimäki gained his doctorate from the Helsinki School of Economics in 2009. He has been a researcher at the London School of Economics and a visiting researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University College London. Sarvimäki is an acting research leader at VATT from 1 August 2016 to 31 July 2017.
Jokela, M., Pekkarinen, T., Sarvimäki, M., Terviö, M. and Uusitalo, R. Secular Rise in Economically Valuable Personality Traits. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, in press.
Knüpfer, S., Rantapuska, E. and Sarvimäki, M. (2017) Formative Experiences and Portfolio Choice: Evidence from the Finnish Great Depression. Journal of Finance, 72(1): 133-166.
Pekkarinen, T., Salvanes, K. and Sarvimäki, M. (2017) The Evolution of Social Mobility: Norway over the 20th Century. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 119(1): 5-33.
Sarvimäki, M. and Hämäläinen, K. (2016) Integrating Immigrants: The Impact of Restructuring Active Labor Market Policies. Journal of Labor Economics, 34(2): 479-508.