Matti Sarvimäki

Matti Sarvimäki

Associate Research Professor, DSc (PhD)

Research areas: integration education and training education choices immigration social mobility social exclusion labour markets impact evaluation social experiments

Ongoing projects: Preventing Social Exclusion

Tel. +358 40 304 5515

Matti Sarvimäki is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at Aalto University and Associate Research Professor at the VATT Institute for Economic Research. He is a labour economist, but also works in other areas of economics and in multidisciplinary projects. Sarvimäki’s ongoing work studies immigration, social mobility, education, the labour market impacts of international trade and household finance. 

Sarvimäki gained his doctorate from the Helsinki School of Economics in 2009. He has been a researcher at the London School of Economics and a visiting researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University College London.

Selected publications

Jokela, M., Pekkarinen, T., Sarvimäki, M., Terviö, M. and Uusitalo, R. (2017) Secular Rise in Economically Valuable Personality Traits. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(25): 6527-6532.

Knüpfer, S., Rantapuska, E. and Sarvimäki, M. (2017) Formative Experiences and Portfolio Choice: Evidence from the Finnish Great Depression. Journal of Finance, 72(1): 133-166.

Pekkarinen, T., Salvanes, K. and Sarvimäki, M. (2017) The Evolution of Social Mobility: Norway over the 20th Century. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 119(1): 5-33.

Haukka, J., Suvisaari, J., Sarvimäki, M. and Martikainen, P. (2017) The Impact of Forced Migration on Mortality: A Cohort Study of 242,075 Finns from 1939-2010. Epidemiology, 28(4): 587-593.

Sarvimäki, M. (2017) Labour Market Integration of Refugees in Finland. Nordic Economic Policy Review, 7(1): 91-114.

Sarvimäki, M. and Hämäläinen, K. (2016) Integrating Immigrants: The Impact of Restructuring Active Labor Market Policies. Journal of Labor Economics, 34(2): 479-508.

Policy work