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I am a professor of economics at the University of Tampere, School of Management
I am also a Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER.
My research is on topics in public economics and development economics.
Contact address: School of Management, University of Tampere, 33014 Tampere, Finland.
Email: jukka dot pirttila at uta dot fi
Link to my CV.
'Capital flight and development: An overview of concepts, methods, and data sources', with N. Johannesen. UNU-WIDER Working Paper 2016/95.
'How do small firms respond to tax schedule discontinuities? Evidence from the South African tax registers', with W. Boonzaaier, J. Harju and T. Matikka. UNU-WIDER Working Paper 2016/36.
'The consequences of the value-added tax on inequality', with Kaisa Alavuotunki and Mika Haapanen. CESifo WP 6318.
'Screening through activation: differential effects of a youth activation programme', with C Hall, K Kotakorpi and L Liljeberg, CESifo WP 6305.
‘Tax policy and employment: How does the Swedish system fare?’, with Håkan Selin, Uppsala Center for Fiscal Studies WP 2011:2.
'Ghana: Poverty reduction over 30 years’, with Andy McKay and Finn Tarp. In Arndt, C., McKay, A. & Tarp, F. (2016) Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa. WIDER Studies in Development Economics. Oxford University Press.
'Estimating labour supply elasticities using cross-country micro data: A bridge between micro and macro estimates?’, with Markus Jäntti and Håkan Selin, Journal of Public Economics 127, 87-99. (2015)
'How should commodities be taxed? A counterargument to the recommendation in the Mirrlees Review', with S. Bastani and S. Blomquist. Oxford Economic Papers 67, 455-478. (2015)
‘Helping poor farmers to help themselves: Evidence from a group-based aid project in Mozambique’, with Milla Nyyssölä and Susanna Sandström. Finnish Economic Papers 27, 1-33 (2014).
'Public provision, commodity demand , and hours of work: An empirical analysis', with I. Suoniemi, Scandinavian Journal of Economics 116, 1044-67 (2014).
‘The welfare effects of health-based food tax policy’, with K Kotakorpi, T Härkänen, P Pietinen, H Reinivuo and I Suoniemi. Food Policy 49, 196-206. (2014)
‘The employment effects of low-wage subsidies’, with K. Huttunen and R. Uusitalo, Journal of Public Economics 97, 49-60. (2013)
‘Income shifting within a dual income tax system: Evidence from Finnish tax reform of 1993’, with H. Selin, Scandinavian Journal of Economics 113, 120-144. (2011)
‘A leaky bucket in the real world: Estimating inequality aversion using survey data’, with R. Uusitalo, Economica 77, 60–76 (2010).