Tuomas Pekkarinen




Research Fellow,
VATT Institute for Economic Research, Helsinki, Finland
IZA Research Fellow
Member, Swedish Labour Policy Council (Arbetsmarknadsekonomiska Rådet)

Email: tpekkarin(at)gmail.com




Working Papers


"Post-Secondary Education and Information on Labor Market Prospects: A Randomized Field Experiment", with Sari Pekkala Kerr, Matti Sarvimäki, and Roope Uusitalo, IZA working paper 9372

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

Published Articles

"Secular rise in economically valuable personality traits", with Markus Jokela, Matti Sarvimäki, Marko Terviö, and Roope Uusitalo, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, in press

"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


Teaching