Are the Nordic countries really less innovative than the US?

Do the ‘cuddly’ Nordic countries free ride on the ‘cut-throat’ incentives for innovation in US-style economies? Don’t PCs, the internet, Google, Windows, iPhones and the Big Mac speak for themselves? ETLA’s Mika Maliranta, Niku Määttänen and Vesa Vihriälä argue in a column published on VoxEU that, despite a higher overall tax burden and more generous […]

Are the Nordic countries really less innovative than the US?

Do the ‘cuddly’ Nordic countries free ride on the ‘cut-throat’ incentives for innovation in US-style economies? Don’t PCs, the internet, Google, Windows, iPhones and the Big Mac speak for themselves? This column argues that, despite a higher overall tax burden and more generous safety nets, the Nordics have generated at least as much – if […]

Population aging and sustainability of public finances

The Yearbook of the Finnish Statistical Society 2011-2012, pp. 9-20

The Economic Impacts of EU Climate Policy

Abstract: The study evaluates the impacts of EU climate policy on the emission allowance price, electricity prices, the competitiveness of industry and macroeconomic developments in the third EU emissions trading period 2013-2020. The economic impacts of climate policy on Finland are compared to the impacts on the entire EU area. It turns out that due […]

ICT and occupation-based measures of organisational change: Firm and employee outcomes

Abstract: To examine the productivity, employment and wage effects of ICT, we apply novel occupation based measures of organisational change within firms. With these measures, we directly address the complementarities between ICT and organisational changes. Our results support the view that organisational change complements ICT investments in a productivity-enhancing manner. In particular, the ICT-driven productivity […]

Micro-components of aggregate wage dynamics

Abstract: We propose an approach for measuring and analyzing the dynamics of standard aggregate wage growth of macro statistics with micro-data. Our method decomposes aggregate wage growth to the wage growth of job stayers and to various terms related to job and worker restructuring. This method produces explicit expressions with clear interpretations for the various […]

Are the Nordic countries really less innovative than the US?

Do the ‘cuddly’ Nordic countries free ride on the ‘cut-throat’ incentives for innovation in US-style economies? Don’t PCs, the internet, Google, Windows, iPhones and the Big Mac speak for themselves? ETLA’s Mika Maliranta, Niku Määttänen and Vesa Vihriälä argue in a column published on VoxEU that, despite a higher overall tax burden and more generous […]

Are the Nordic countries really less innovative than the US?

Do the ‘cuddly’ Nordic countries free ride on the ‘cut-throat’ incentives for innovation in US-style economies? Don’t PCs, the internet, Google, Windows, iPhones and the Big Mac speak for themselves? This column argues that, despite a higher overall tax burden and more generous safety nets, the Nordics have generated at least as much – if […]

Population aging and sustainability of public finances

The Yearbook of the Finnish Statistical Society 2011-2012, pp. 9-20

The Economic Impacts of EU Climate Policy

Abstract: The study evaluates the impacts of EU climate policy on the emission allowance price, electricity prices, the competitiveness of industry and macroeconomic developments in the third EU emissions trading period 2013-2020. The economic impacts of climate policy on Finland are compared to the impacts on the entire EU area. It turns out that due […]

ICT and occupation-based measures of organisational change: Firm and employee outcomes

Abstract: To examine the productivity, employment and wage effects of ICT, we apply novel occupation based measures of organisational change within firms. With these measures, we directly address the complementarities between ICT and organisational changes. Our results support the view that organisational change complements ICT investments in a productivity-enhancing manner. In particular, the ICT-driven productivity […]

Micro-components of aggregate wage dynamics

Abstract: We propose an approach for measuring and analyzing the dynamics of standard aggregate wage growth of macro statistics with micro-data. Our method decomposes aggregate wage growth to the wage growth of job stayers and to various terms related to job and worker restructuring. This method produces explicit expressions with clear interpretations for the various […]