Heikki Viitamäki

Heikki Viitamäki

Senior Researcher, M.Sc. (Econ.)

Research areas: social security income distribution income taxation

Ongoing projects: Health and social services reform: preparatory work in tax working group


Tel. +358 295 519 454

Heikki Viitamäki is a senior researcher in the Social security, taxation and inequality research area. His assignments have consisted in maintaining a taxation and benefits simulation model and using the model in reports and research to aid decision-making. Viitamäki’s recent research has to do with identifying incentive traps and assessing the impacts of the government’s draft budget.

Selected articles

Bargain, O., Immervoll, H. and Viitamäki, H. (2012) No claim, no pain. Measuring the non-take-up of social assistance using register data. The Journal of Economic Inequality, 10: 375-395.

Bargain O., Immervoll, H. and Viitamäki, H. (2007) How Tight Are the Safety-Nets in Nordic Countries? Evidence from Finnish Register Data. IZA Discussion Paper No. 3004.

Immervoll, H., Lindström, K., Mustonen, E., Riihelä, M., and Viitamäki, H. (2005) Static data “ageing” techniques. Accounting for population changes in tax-benefit microsimulation models. EUROMOD Working Paper No. EM7/05.