Email:  matti.sarvimaki[at.]
Tel: +358 40 304 5515

Department of Economics, Aalto University
[former Helsinki School of Economics]
Arkadiankatu 7, 00100 Helsinki, Finland


Working papers

Savvy Parent, Savvy Child? Intergenerational Correlations in Returns to Financial Wealth
With Samuli Knüpfer and Elias Rantapuska

Habit Formation and the Misallocation of Labor: Evidence from Forced Migrations
With Roope Uusitalo and Markus Jäntti

Post-Secondary Education and Information on Labor Market Prospects: A Randomized Field Experiment | Slides | Treatment material
With Sari Pekkala Kerr, Tuomas Pekkarinen and Roope Uusitalo

Slipping through the Cracks of a Welfare State: Children of Immigrants in Finland
With Laura Ansala and Ulla Hämäläinen

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


Formative Experiences and Portfolio Choice: Evidence from the Finnish Great Depression | Appendix
With Samuli Knüpfer and Elias Rantapuska
Journal of Finance, forthcoming

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, forthcoming

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

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

Work in progress

Secular Rise in Economically Valuable Personality Traits, R&R at PNAS
with Markus Jokela, Tuomas Pekkarinen, Marko Terviö and Roope Uusitalo

Educational Policy and Social Mobility
with Daron Acemoglu, Tuomas Pekkarinen and Kjell Salvanes

International Trade and Labor Markets
with Arnaud Costinot and Jon Vogel

The Local Economic Impacts of Regeneration Projects
with Steve Gibbons and Henry Overman

Anatomies of Assimilation: Entry Jobs, Ethnic Networks and Labor Market Integration in Finland and Sweden
with Laura Ansala and Olof Åslund

Policy papers

Dealing with the Refugee Crisis: Policy Lessons from Economics and Political Science
with Dominik Hangartner. Background report for Finland's Economic Policy Council.

Labor Market Integration of Refugees in Finland
Forthcoming in the Nordic Economic Policy Review


Economic History
Labor Economics (with Tuomas Pekkarinen)
International Economics

Presentations and interviews

Habit Formation and the Misallocation of Labor: Evidence from Forced Migrations (video, 28min; my part starts at 1:44:00)
Presentation at a Symposium on Quantitative History

Randomized Controlled Trials: Why and How? (video, 14min, in Finnish)
Presentation at the Prime Minister's Office

Impact of Integration Policies (audio, 13min, in Finnish; my part part starts at 6:30)
Radio interview at YLE

Immigrants in the Labor Market (video, 35min, in Finnish)
Presentation at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies

History as a Laboratory (video, 45min, in Finnish; my part starts at 48:00)
Presentation at the Finnish Academy of Science

The Economic Impact of Immigration (audio, 29min, in Finnish)
Radio interview at YLE