Chief Researcher, Research Leader, PhD
Research areas: economics of education education and training microeconometric methods healthcare health economics productivity
Ongoing projects: Skills, Education and the Future of Work Neurogenomics Finland Benefits of Health Information Technologies Drug prices, entry of new drugs and regulation of pharmaceutical markets in Nordic countries
Tel. +358 295 519 421
Mika Kortelainen is chief researcher and research leader in the research area of local public finance and provision of public services. He is also adjunct professor of economics at the University of Helsinki.
Mika’s current research interests include economics of education, health economics and local public finance. His recent and ongoing research has dealt with the effects of large-scale school choice reform and elite high schools as well as the impacts of health information technologies.
Mika has been at VATT since 2011. Previously he was a lecturer and assistant professor at the University of Manchester and a research fellow at Aston Business School in Birmingham.
Mika gained his PhD from the University of Joensuu in 2008.
Harjunen, O., Kortelainen, M. and Saarimaa, T. (2018) Best Education Money Can Buy? Capitalization of School Quality in Finland. CESifo Economic Studies, 64(2): 150-175.
Kortelainen, M., Raychaudhuri, J. and Roussillon, B. (2016) Effects of Carbon Reduction Labels: Evidence from Scanner Data. Economic Inquiry, 54(2): 1167-1187.
Kortelainen, M. and Saarimaa, T. (2015) Do Urban Neighborhoods Benefit from Homeowners? Evidence from Housing Prices. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 117(1): 28-56.
Kuosmanen, T. and Kortelainen, M. (2012) Stochastic Non-Smooth Envelopment of Data: Semiparametric Frontier Estimation subject to Shape Constraints. Journal of Productivity Analysis, 38(1): 11-28.