Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Aalto University School of Business and Helsinki GSE
Vice Director, EDUCA Flagship
Associate Research Professor (part-time), VATT Institute for Economic Research

Invited Researcher, J-PAL
Research Fellow, IZA
External Research Fellow, CReAM

CV | Google Scholar

matti.sarvimaki[a]aalto.fi
Ekonominaukio 1, 02150 Espoo, Finland

Working papers

Intergenerational Spillovers of Integration Policies: Evidence from Finland's Integration Plans | Slides
with Hanna Pesola (R&R at the Review of Economics and Statistics)

Exposure(s) to Trade and Earnings Dynamics: Evidence from the Collapse of Finnish-Soviet Trade | Slides
with Arnaud Costinot and Jonathan Vogel

The Impact of Childhood Immigrant Exposure on Adult Intermarriage
with Aino Kalmbach and Liam Wren-Lewis

Forced Migration and Long-Term Mental Disorders in post-WWII Finland
with Henri Salokangas, Jari Haukka, Pekka Martikainen and Jaana Suvisaari

Agglomeration in the Periphery | Appendix
[new version coming eventually]

Publications / forthcoming

The Making of Social Democracy: The Economic and Electoral Consequences of Norway's 1936 Folk School Reform
with Daron Acemoglu, Tuomas Pekkarinen and Kjell Salvanes
Journal of the European Economic Association, forthcoming
Slides | Project Syndicate Column

Social Interaction in the Family: Evidence from Investors' Security Holdings
with Samuli Knüpfer and Elias Rantapuska
Review of Finance, 2023, 27(4): 1297–1327

Habit Formation and the Misallocation of Labor: Evidence from Forced Migrations
with Roope Uusitalo and Markus Jäntti
Journal of the European Economic Association, 2022, 20(6): 2497–2539
Appendix | Slides

Immigration History, Entry Jobs and the Labor Market Integration of Immigrants
with Laura Ansala and Olof Åslund
Journal of Economic Geography, 2022, 22(3): 581–604
Slides | IZA summary

The Local Economic Impacts of Regeneration Projects: Evidence from UK's Single Regeneration Budget
with Steve Gibbons and Henry Overman
Journal of Urban Economics, 2021, 122, 103315

Managing Refugee Protection Crises: Policy Lessons from Economics and Political Science
with Dominik Hangartner and Judith Spirig
Journal of the Finnish Economic Association, 2021, 2(1): 1–24

Post-Secondary Education and Information on Labor Market Prospects: A Randomized Field Experiment
with Sari Pekkala Kerr, Tuomas Pekkarinen and Roope Uusitalo
Labour Economics, 2020, 66, 101888
Treatment material | Preprint

Age at Arrival, Parents and Neighborhoods: Understanding the Educational Attainment of Immigrants' Children
with Laura Ansala and Ulla Hämäläinen
Journal of Economic Geography, 2020, 20(2): 459–480
Appendix | Preprint

Secular Rise in Economically Valuable Personality Traits
with Markus Jokela, Tuomas Pekkarinen, Marko Terviö and Roope Uusitalo
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2017, 114(25): 6527–6532
Appendix | Vox column

Formative Experiences and Portfolio Choice: Evidence from the Finnish Great Depression
with Samuli Knüpfer and Elias Rantapuska
Journal of Finance, 2017, 72(1): 133–166
Appendix

The Evolution of Social Mobility: Norway during the 20th Century
with Tuomas Pekkarinen and Kjell Salvanes
Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2017, 119(1): 5–33
Appendix

The Impact of Forced Migration on Mortality: a Cohort Study of 242,075 Finns in 1939-2010
with Jari Haukka, Pekka Martikainen and Jaana Suvisaari
Epidemiology, 2017, 28(4): 587–593

Labor Market Integration of Refugees in Finland
Nordic Economic Policy Review, 2017, 7(1): 91–114

Integrating Immigrants: The Impact of Restructuring Active Labor Market Policies
with Kari Hämäläinen
Journal of Labor Economics, 2016, 34(2): 479–508

Assimilation to a Welfare State: Labor Market Performance and Use of Social Benefits by Immigrants to Finland
Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2011, 113(3): 665–688

Selected work in progress

Incentivizing Integration: Evidence from Social Impact Bonds
with Hanna Pesola and Tuomo Virkola. AEA RCT Registry

The Impact of Extending Pre-School on Socioemotional and Academic Skills
with Ramin Izadi, Maarit Alasuutari, Oskari Harjunen, Mirjam Kalland, Mikko-Jussi Laakso, Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen, Pekka Räsänen, and Katariina Salmela-Aro. Status: field work in progress. AEA RCT Registry

Teachers at Work: Preventing Social Exclusion of Immigrants
with Michela Carlana, Mikko Silliman, and Marco Tabellini
Status: field work in progress. AEA RCT Registry

My Path: Improving Post-Compulsory Educational Choices
with Tuomas Pekkarinen and Hanna Pesola
Status: field work completed. AEA RCT Registry

Forced displacement shapes personality traits across generations
with Dominik Hangartner, Ilona Lahdelma, and Maarit Olkkola

The Impact of Foreign Acquisitions on Wages and Compensation
with David Autor, Tuomas Kosonen and Tuomo Virkola

Selected policy papers

Kaksivuotisen esiopetuksen kokeilu: Väliraportti
with Maarit Alasuutari, Oskari Harjunen, Anna Holvio, Ramin Izadi, Mirjam Kalland, Julia Kuusiholma-Linnamäki, Mikko-Jussi Laakso, Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen, Heli Muhonen, Pekka Räsänen, Katariina Salmela-Aro, Lotta Saranko, Mimmu Sulkanen, Katja Upadyaya. Publications of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland 2023:19

Rekisteriaineistojen hyödyntäminen peruskoulujen tarveperusteisessa resurssoinnissa
with Ramin Izadi, Venla Bernelius and Oskari Nokso-Koivisto.

Vaikutusarvioinnit osaksi päätöksentekoa - Miten varmistamme politiikassa, että teemme oikeita asioita
with Oskari Nokso-Koivisto and Otto Toivanen. Edistys-raportti 01/2019.

Parempi tapa valita korkeakouluopiskelijat
with Tuomas Pekkarinen. VATT Policy Brief 1-2016

Kotoutumissuunnitelmien vaikutukset maahanmuuttajien lasten koulutusvalintoihin
with Kari Hämäläinen and Hanna Pesola. Työ- ja elinkeinoministeriön julkaisuja 43/2015

Maahanmuuttajien integroituminen Suomeen
with Laura Ansala, Essi Eerola, Kari Hämäläinen, Ulla Hämäläinen , Hanna Pesola and Marja Riihelä. VATT Analyysi 2, 2014.

Integroitumista vai eriytymistä? Maahanmuuttajalapset ja -nuoret Suomessa
with Laura Ansala and Ulla Hämäläinen. KELA Työpapereita 56/2014

Muuttoliikkeet, työmarkkinat ja julkinen talous
in Martikainen, Saukkonen, Säävälä (ed.): Muuttajat: Kansainvälinen muuttoliike ja suomalainen yhteiskunta. Gaudemus, 2013.

Vievätkö maahanmuuttajat kantaväestön työpaikat?
Talous & Yhteiskunta 4/2010: 10-15.

Maahanmuuton taloustiede: lyhyt johdatus
Kansantaloudellinen aikakauskirja 3/2010: 253-270.

Teaching

Taloustieteen perusteet (Principles of Economics)
History of Economic Growth and Crises
Principles of Empirical Analysis (with Miri Stryjan)
Integration of Immigrants
Labor Economics (with Tuomas Pekkarinen)
International Economics