Essi Eerola

Essi Eerola

Research Director, D.Soc.Sc.

Research areas: housing markets housing policy taxation

Tel. +358 295 519 407

Essi Eerola is responsible for the scientific supervision of VATT’s research and the strategic planning and development of research activities. As the Research Director she has a central role in VATT’s stakeholder relations and in obtaining external research funding.  

Eerola is specialized in taxation, housing markets and housing policy issues and has been VATT’s leading economist since 2008. In 2015–2016 Eerola was on leave of absence from VATT in an advisory role in the research unit of the Bank of Finland’s Monetary Policy and Research department.

Essi Eerola gained her PhD in social science in 2003 from the Department of Economics of the University of Helsinki. From 2003 to 2008 Eerola was first a post doc researcher at the University of Helsinki, and later a lecturer and adjunct professor in the Department of Economics.

Selected articles

Eerola, E. and Määttänen, N. (2018) Borrowing constraints and housing market liquidity. Review of Economic Dynamics, 27: 184-204.

Eerola, E. and Saarimaa, T. (2017) Delivering Affordable Housing and Neighborhood Quality: A Comparison of Place- and Tenant-Based Programs. Journal of Housing Economics (accepted).

Eerola, E. (2017) Macroprudential measures in the housing markets – a note on the empirical literature. The Journal of Risk Finance, 18(3): 326-335.

Eerola, E. and Lyytikäinen, T. (2015) On the role of public price information in housing markets. Regional Science and Urban Economics 53: 74-84.
Eerola, E. and Määttänen, N. (2013) The optimal tax treatment of housing capital in the neoclassical growth model. Journal of Public Economic Theory 15(6): 912-938.