Associate Research Professor, PhD (Econ.)
Research areas: voting auctions public procurement cartels municipal mergers municipal finances microeconometric methods political representation electoral systems
Janne Tukiainen is a professor of economics at the University of Turku and an associate research professor at the VATT Institute for Economic Research, and an adjunct professor (docent) of economics at the University of Helsinki. Previously, Janne has worked as a visiting associate professor (2016-2018) and a visiting professor (2018-2019) at the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He has also worked at the University of Helsinki and HECER. Janne has also visited the Bank of Finland and several foreign universities (ECARES, LSE, Warwick, ETH Zurich) as a researcher.
He gained his doctorate in economics at the University of Helsinki in 2009. Tukiainen’s thesis concerned industrial economics, in particular, auctions and public procurement. In recent years, he has focused on political economics and political science. For example, he has studied the economic and political effects of municipal mergers, voting behaviour and its consequences. Currently, his key areas of interest include political selection and election systems, as well as public procurement. Janne has published scientific work in the fields of industrial economics, public economics, microeconometrics and political science.
He has been and is actively involved in graduate education in economics departments in Turku, and in Helsinki within KAVA and HECER, and currently Helsinki GSE. He has organised research seminars for graduate students and supervised several doctoral theses. Janne has taught industrial economics, public economics, political science and microeconometrics at several universities in Finland and other countries.
Besides pure academic research, Janne Tukiainen has written numerous reports to support policy work, for example, on municipal finances and public procurement. He has participated actively in the public debate on these themes in the media. He has also been a consultant and an expert witness in legal proceedings concerning Finnish asphalt and timber cartels, and predatory pricing in milk market. Janne is an associate editor of the International Tax and Public Finance journal (2017-), and the editor of the (new) Journal of the Finnish Economic Association (2020-).