Tomi Kyyrä

Tomi Kyyrä

Research Professor, PhD

Research areas: social security unemployment early retirement pensions

Ongoing projects: Unemployment insurance and unemployment duration Experience rating in disability insurance

Tel. +358 295 519 427

Tomi Kyyrä is research professor in the Social security, taxation and inequality research theme. His current research focuses on the effects of various social security programmes, such as active labour market programmes, unemployment benefits and early retirement schemes. He received his PhD from the University of Helsinki in 2007. He is a Research Fellow of Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and Docent (Adjunct Professor) of the University of Helsinki.

Selected articles

Kyyrä, T. (2015) Early retirement policy in the presence of competing exit pathways: Evidence from pension reforms in Finland. Economica, 82: 46-78. 

Kyyrä, T., Parrotta, P. and Rosholm, M. (2013) The effect of receiving supplementary UI benefits on unemployment duration. Labour Economics, 21: 122-133. 

Kyyrä, T. and Ollikainen, V. (2008) To search or not to search? The effects of UI benefit extension for the older unemployed. Journal of Public Economics, 92: 2048-2070. 

Kyyrä, T. and Wilke, R. A. (2007) Reduction in the long-term unemployment of the elderly: A success story from Finland. Journal of the European Economic Association, 5: 154-182.

Policy work