Jouko Verho is a chief researcher in the field of labour markets and education. Besides labour markets, he has researched social security and health economics issues. He previously worked in the research department of the Social Insurance Institution of Finland and developed the remote use of research data at Statistics Finland. He has also been a researcher at the IFAU Institute at the University of Uppsala and has been a visiting scholar at University College London. Jouko gained his doctorate in economics at the University of Helsinki in 2008.