Uusitalo Roope, Professor / Professori
Roope Uusitalo started in January 2015 as a professor in Economics of Education. Previously he was a Research Director at Helsinki Center of Economic Research (HECER) and professor at University of Helsinki.
He received his PhD from University of Helsinki in 1999 and has since then been employed as a research director at the Government Institute for Economic Research, as a research coordinator at Labor Institute for Economic Research, as a professor at Helsinki School of Economics, and as a researcher at University of Helsinki and Institute for Labor Market Policy Evaluation at Uppsala. His current research interests include labor market effects of government programs, economic effects of immigration and economics of education.
Uusitalo is a chairman of Finnish Economic Policy Council, IZA Research Fellow and affiliated researcher at Institute of Labor market policy evaluation, Uppsala.
Areas of Interest
Education, Experiments, Retirement, Unemployment Insurance, Migration, Public policy
Economics of Education, Public Economics, Labor Economics
K. Koerselman & R. Uusitalo (2014): The Risk and Return of Human Capital Investments, Labour Economics, article
M. Rokkanen & R. Uusitalo (2013): Changes in Job Stability – Evidence from Lifetime Job Histories, Finnish Economic Papers 26(2) [article]
A. Moisio & R. Uusitalo (2013): The impact of municipal mergers on local public expenditures in Finland, Public Finance and Management, 13(3)
K. Huttunen, J. Pirttilä & R. Uusitalo (2013): The employment effects of low-wage subsidies, Journal of Public Economics, 97, January 2013, Pages 49–60 [article]
T. Pekkarinen, R. Uusitalo & S. Kerr (2009): School tracking and intergenerational income mobility: Evidence from the Finnish comprehensive school reform, Journal of Public Economics 93(7-8), pp. 965-973. [article] [dp]
Teaching (list of courses)
- Public Economics KTTP710
- Economics of Education (fall 2015)