PRESS RELEASE 13.10.2021

VATT Institute for Economic Research is part of Centre of Excellence on Tax Systems Research

VATT Institute for Economic Research is part of Centre of Excellence on Tax Systems Research

The consortium consisting of the University of Tampere, VATT and the University of Helsinki has been selected for the Academy of Finland's Centre of Excellence programme. The consortium will be directed by Professor Kaisa Kotakorpi from the University of Tampere, and its subprojects will be led by Professors Tuomas Kosonen, Jarkko Harju and Jukka Pirttilä. The consortium will focus on leading edge research on taxes and current transfers.

PRESS RELEASE 21.9.2021

Firm-level payroll tax cuts may alleviate unemployment during economic downturns

Firm-level payroll tax cuts may alleviate unemployment during economic downturns

A new study on the effects of payroll tax cuts on firm-level activity by Youssef Benzarti and Jarkko Harju was recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Public Economics. The study shows that firm-level payroll tax reductions make firms more resilient and less hampered by negative effects of recessions. In particular, employment effects are exacerbated for men and low-skilled employees.

VATT Seminar

09 December 2021

Eric Ohrn (Grinnell College)

Capital Investment and Labor Demand: Evidence from 21st Century Tax Policy

The seminar will exceptionally be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Finnish time (Zoom)

VATT Seminar

02 December 2021

Olof Åslund (Uppsala University)

Limbo or Leverage? Asylum Waiting and Refugee Integration

10.30 AM - 11.30 AM (Zoom)
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VATT Seminar

25 November 2021

Pierre Koning (VU Amsterdam)

Workers' moral hazard versus insurer effort in disability insurance

10 AM - 11 AM. Live seminar, no web (zoom) seminar will be arranged. Please note the starting time brought forward by half an hour.