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.

Weekly seminar

27 May 2021

Stefano Lombardi (VATT)

TBA

10.30 AM - 11.30 AM

Weekly seminar

20 May 2021

Andrés Barrios Fernandez (VATT)

Intergenerational Transmission of Human and Social Capital: Education Institutions and Access to the Elite (joint with Christopher Neilson and Seth Zimmerman)

10.30 AM - 11.30 AM
Seminar registration