Public finance, economic policy

Debt relations and welfare financing in Finland

The study analyses on debt and debt relations of individuals and the public sector in a welfare state. It characterizes the properties of private and public debt and implicit public liabilities, studies household debt in a life-cycle perspective, assesses fiscal adjustment and determinants of risk premia of public debt in various countries, explores the interaction […]

Distribution of risks in statutory employee pension schemes

The research project aims at analysing the distribution of risks that relate to employee pension insurance benefits and their funding, both in theoretical scheme types (public/private, statutory/voluntary, defined benefit/defined contribution, funded/pay-as-you-go) and in their different combinations as employed by a number of representative countries. The project includes a quantitative analysis of risk distribution characteristics of […]

Economic Consequences of Ageing

The project combines inputs of demographers and economist to update our knowledge on the economic effects of ageing and to provide new information on specific thematic areas. Typical questions to be answered are: How does population ageing affect individuals’ economic conditions? How economic incentives related to active ageing influence behaviour? How do they affect public […]

Inclusive Promotion of Health and Wellbeing

The project aims at providing new information on reasons of health inequities, as well as recommendations for policy and future strategies to promote health and wellbeing. The undertaking will develop evidence-based and cost-effective models of health and wellbeing promotion that are able to talk to and assimilate vulnerable groups and motivate and empower positive transitions […]

FIRSTRUN – Fiscal Rules and Strategies under Externalities and Uncertainties

Fiscal policy rules that the European Union imposes on the member countries have been reformed during the course of Euro crisis. A multinational research project led by Etla aims at assessing the appropriateness of the reforms and finding prospective new ways to promote economic stability in the member countries. The project is called “Fiscal Rules […]

Modelling housing market frictions – tools for policy analysis

The housing market does not work nearly as smoothly as the market for most other type of assets or consumption goods. Since houses are all different, there is no single market price for houses which could be easily observed. The aim of this research project is to develop economic models and methods that account for […]