Public finance, economic policy

Living alone as part of the life cycle

The project provides comprehensive information on the situations of different sub-groups of persons who live alone. We sort out the occurrence of people living alone both geographically and at different stages of the life cycle and during life’s turning points and crises. We identify groups of persons living alone who have significant deficiencies in their […]

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 [Completed]

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 […]