PRESS RELEASE 17.2.2021

Monitoring study interim report on the student admissions reform published

Monitoring study interim report on the student admissions reform published

The objective of the student admissions reform is to streamline the transition to higher education and to improve the allocation of student places. In the monitoring study commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Culture, researchers from the Labour Institute for Economic Research (PT) and the VATT Institute for Economic Research examined whether the reform succeeded in its objectives. The study will be completed in spring 2022. This interim report presents provisional data on the study.

PRESS RELEASE 21.1.2021

Political representation matters for the distribution of local public goods across neighbourhoods

Political representation matters for the distribution of local public goods across neighbourhoods

Poorer neighbourhoods are under-represented in Finnish municipal councils. This inequality in geographic representation also has policy implications as school closures are less likely in districts with better representation in the municipal council. High-income residents react to school closures by moving away from their neighbourhood. This may further exacerbate differences in geographic representation.

PRESS RELEASE 19.1.2021

Pilot plan to help sole entrepreneurs with recruitment

Pilot plan to help sole entrepreneurs with recruitment

Prime Minister Sanna Marin’s Government Programme outlines a plan to lower the threshold for companies to recruit employees through an experiment on recruitment subsidy. The aim is to support business growth and promote employment. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment commissioned the VATT Institute for Economic Research and Aalto University to draw up a proposal for an experiment on recruitment subsidy that sole entrepreneurs could use to recruit employees.

Weekly seminar
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27 May 2021

Stefano Lombardi (VATT)

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10.30 AM - 11.30 AM

Weekly seminar
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20 May 2021

Andrés Barrios (VATT)

TBA

10.30 AM - 11.30 AM

Weekly seminar
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06 May 2021

Diego Battiston (University of Edinburg)

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10.30 AM - 11.30 AM

Weekly seminar
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22 April 2021

David Seim (Stockholm University)

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10.30 AM - 11.30 AM

Weekly seminar
Do Second Chances Pay off? Evidence from a Natural Experiment with Low-Achieving Students

15 April 2021

Aspasia Bizopoulou (VATT)

Do Second Chances Pay off? Evidence from a Natural Experiment with Low-Achieving Students

10.30 AM - 11.30 AM

Weekly seminar
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25 March 2021

Tuomas Matikka (VATT)

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10.30 AM - 11.30 AM

Weekly seminar
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18 March 2021

Floris Zoutman (NHH)

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10.30 AM - 11.30 AM

Weekly seminar
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11 March 2021

Benjamin Schoefer (UC Berkeley)

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10.30 AM - 11.30 AM

Weekly seminar
School Indiscipline and Crime (with Tony Beatton and Michael P. Kidd)

04 March 2021

Matteo Sandi (CEP/LSE)

School Indiscipline and Crime (with Tony Beatton and Michael P. Kidd)

10.30 AM - 11.30 AM
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