Tuomas Pekkarinen

Research Fellow,
VATT Institute for Economic Research, Helsinki, Finland
IZA Research Fellow

Email: tpekkarin(at)gmail.com

Working Papers

"Lost boys: Access to secondary education and crime", with Kristiina Huttunen, Hanna Virtanen, and Roope Uusitalo, IZA Working paper 12084

“Productivity-wage gaps and aging”, with Roope Uusitalo, IZA working paper 6909

Published Articles

"Post-Secondary Education and Information on Labor Market Prospects: A Randomized Field Experiment", with Sari Pekkala Kerr, Matti Sarvimäki, and Roope Uusitalo, Labour Economics, in press  

"Cognitive consequences of the timing of puberty", with Kristian Koerselman, Labour Economics, 10 (1), 1-13, 2018

"Secular rise in economically valuable personality traits", with Markus Jokela, Matti Sarvimäki, Marko Terviö, and Roope Uusitalo, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114 (25), 6527-6532, 2017

"The evolution of social mobility: Norway over the 20th century", with Kjell G. Salvanes and Matti Sarvimäki, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 199, 1, 5-34, 2017

Gender differences in strategic behaviour under competitive pressure: Evidence on omission patterns in university entrance examinations”, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 115, 94-110, 2015

Cross-border health and productivity effects of alcohol policies”, with Per Johansson and Jouko Verho, Journal of Health Economics, 36, 125-136, 2014

Education and allocation of skills in Tunisia: Evidence from an education reform”, with Miquel Pellicer, The IZA Journal of Labor & Development, 2:14, 2013

School tracking and development of cognitive skills” with Sari Pekkala and Roope Uusitalo, Journal of Labor Economics, 31 (3), 755-602, 2013

School tracking and intergenerational income mobility: Evidence from the Finnish comprehensive school reform”, with Sari Pekkala and Roope Uusitalo, Journal of Public Economics, 93, 965-973, 2009

Global sex differences in test score variability”, with Stephen Machin, Science, 322, 1331-1332, 2008

Gender differences in educational attainment: Evidence on the role of tracking from a Finnish quasi-experiment”, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 110 (4), 807-825, 2008

Performance pay and earnings: Evidence from personnel records”, with Chris Riddell, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 61: 3 (April), 297-319, 2008

O-ring wage inequality”, with Alberto Dalmazzo and Pasquale Scaramozzino, Economica, vol 74, 515-536 , 2007

Gender differences in promotion on a job ladder: Evidence from Finnish metalworkers”, with Juhana Vartiainen, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 59:2 (January), 2006

Complexity, wages, and the O-ring production function: Evidence from Finnish panel data”, Labour Economics, 9, 531-546, 2002

Other works

School tracking and intergenerational social mobility, The IZA World of Labor, 2014

Gender differences in education”, Nordic Economic Policy Review, 1, 165-197, 2012