Teemu Lyytikäinen

Teemu Lyytikäinen

Chief Researcher, PhD

Research areas: housing benefit housing markets urban economics property tax transfer tax


Tel. +358 295 519 431

Teemu Lyytikäinen is chief researcher at VATT. His research subjects include housing markets, urban economics and housing taxes and subsidies.

Teemu has also worked as a Secretary-General of the Economic Policy Council and as a researcher at the Spatial Economics Research Centre of the London School of Economics. He gained his PhD in economics from the University of Helsinki in 2008.

Selected articles

Hilber, C. and Lyytikäinen, T. (2017) Transfer Taxes and Household Mobility: Distortion on the Housing or Labor Market? Journal of Urban Economics, 101: 57-73.   

Eerola, E. and Lyytikäinen, T. (2015) On the role of public price information in housing markets. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 53: 74-84.

Lyytikäinen, T. and Santavirta, T. (2013) The effect of church tax on church membership. Journal of Population Economics, 26(3): 1175-1193.

Lyytikäinen, T. (2012): Tax Competition among Local Governments: Evidence from a Property Tax Reform in Finland. Journal of Public Economics, 96(7-8): 584-595.

VATT Working Papers