PRESS RELEASE 13.1.2022

Increasing R&D subsidies and tax incentives pays off, but support must be targeted carefully

Increasing R&D subsidies and tax incentives pays off, but support must be targeted carefully

A new study published on 13 January shows that the most effective support policy for research and development is to allocate subsidies to businesses with high R&D productivity or innovation capacity. Uniformly targeted subsidies – which in practical innovation policy are similar to R&D tax incentives – also bring about substantial growth, albeit to a lesser extent than selectively targeted innovation subsidies.

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.

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