Viinikainen Jutta, Professor / Professori

Viinikainen Jutta, Professor / Professori


Jutta Viinikainen got her doctoral degree in economics in 2012. She has taught Mathematical Economics, Labour Ecoomics and she is a supervisor of Bachelor theses. Her main research interests are in labour economics, particularly questions related to the role of personality in the labour market, and health economics.

Areas of Interest

Labour economics, health economics

Research Areas

Human capital, labour markets and regional economic development

Recent Publications

  • Amin, V., Böckerman, P., Viinikainen, J., Bo, Y., Kumari, M., Smart, M. C., Pitkänen, N., Lehtimäki, T., Raitakari, O., Pehkonen, J. (2017) Gene-Environment Interactions Between Education and Body Mass: Evidence from the UK and Finland. Social Science & Medicine, 195, 12-16. DOI:
  • Böckerman, P., Bryson, A., Viinikainen, J., Hakulinen, C., Hintsanen, M., Pehkonen, J., Viikari, J., Raitakari, O. The Biometric Antecedents to Happiness. PLoS One 12(9), e0184887. DOI:
  • Böckerman, P., Bryson, A., Viinikainen, J., Hakulinen, C., Pulkki-Råback, L., Raitakari, O., Pehkonen, J. (2017) Biomarkers and Long-term Labour Market Outcomes: The Case of Creatine. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 142, 259-274. DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2017.08.003
  • Tohmo, T., Viinikainen, J. Does Intersectoral Labour Mobility Pay for Academics? Scientometrics 113(1), 83-103. DOI: 10.1007/s11192-017-2477-9
  • Böckerman, P., Viinikainen, J., Pulkki-Råback, L., Hakulinen, C., Pitkänen, N., Lehtimäki, T., Pehkonen, J., Raitakari, O.T. (2017) Does Higher Education Protect Against Obesity? Evidence Using Mendelian Randomization. Preventive Medicine, 101, 195-198. DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.06.015
  • Pehkonen, J., Viinikainen, J., Böckerman, P., Lehtimäki, T., Pitkänen, N., Raitakari, O. (2017) Genetic Endowments, Parental Resources and Adult Health: Evidence from the Young Finns Study. Social Science & Medicine, 188, 191-200. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.04.030
  • Viinikainen, J., Heineck, G., Böckerman, P., Hintsanen, M., Raitakari, O., Pehkonen, J. (2017) Born Entrepreneurs? Adolescents' Personality Characteristics and Entrepreneurship is Adulthood. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 8, 9-12. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbvi.2017.05.001
  • Böckerman, P., Viinikainen, J., Vainiomäki, J., Hintsanen, M., Pitkänen, N., Lehtimäki, T., Pehkonen, J., Rovio, S., Raitakari, O. (2017) Stature and long-term labor market outcomes: Evidence using Mendelian Randomization. Economics and Human Biology 24, 18-29. DOI:
  • Böckerman, P., Bryson, A., Viinikainen, J., Viikari, J., Lehtimäki, T., Vuori, E., Keltikangas-Järvinen, L., Raitakari, O., Pehkonen, J. (2016) The Serum Copper/Zinc Ratio in Childhood and Educational Attainment: A Population-Based Study. Journal of Public Health, 38(4), 696-703. DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdv187.
  • Hakulinen, C., Elovainio,  M., Pulkki-Råback, L., Böckerman, P., Viinikainen, J., Pehkonen, J., Raitakari, P. T., Keltikangas-Järvinen, L., Hintsanen, M. (2016) Depressive Symptoms and Long-term Income: The Young Finns Study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 204, 120-123. DOI:
  • Kari, J., Tammelin, T., Viinikainen, J., Hutri-Kähönen, N., Raitakari, O., Pehkonen, J.  Chilhdood Physical Activity and Adulthood Earnings (2016) Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 48(7), 1340-1346. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000895

  • Rietveld, C. A., Böckerman, P., Viinikainen, J., Bryson, A., Raitakari, O. and Pehkonen, J. (2016) Creatine and Entrepreneurship, Journal of Bioeconomics, 18(1), 53-64. DOI: 10.1007/s10818-016-9211-1

  • Pehkonen, J., Viinikainen, J., Böckerman, P., Pulkki-Råback, L., Keltikangas-Järvinen, L. and Raitakari, O. (2015) Relative Age at School Entry, School Performance and Long-Term Labour Market Outcomes. Applied Economic Letters, 22(16), 1345-1348. DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2015.1031864

  • Viinikainen, J., Kokko, K., Pulkkinen, L., & Pehkonen, J. (2014). Labor market performance of dropouts: the role of personality. Journal of Economic Studies, 41(3), 453-468. DOI: 10.1108/JES-02-2012-0022

  • Viinikainen, J. & Kokko, K. (2012) Personality traits and unemployment: Evidence from longitudinal data. Journal of Economic Psychology 33(6) 1204-1222. DOI: 10.1016/j.joep.2012.09.001

  • Viinikainen (2012) Personality and labour market outcomes. Jyväskylä Studies in Business and Economics 113.
  • Viinikainen, J., Kokko, K., Pulkkinen, L. and Pehkonen, J. (2010) Personality and labour market income: evidence from longitudinal data. LABOUR: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, 24(2), 201–220.DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9914.2010.00477.x

Teaching (list of courses)

  • KTTP3110 Public economics (2017)
  • KTTS220 Mathematical Economics II (lectures and exercises, 2012-2015, 2017)
  • KTTA510 Labour Economics I (lectures and exercises, 2013, 2015)
  • KTTA170 Bachelor Level Research Tutorial and Bachelor's Thesis
  • KTTA160 Macroeconomics I (exercises, 2012), lectures and exercises (Summer university, 2007)
  • KTTS530 Topics in Spatial Labour Markets (2012-2015)