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

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



Integrating Immigrants: The Impact of Restructuring ALMP. With Kari Hämäläinen
Journal of Labor Economics, forthcoming

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

Working papers

The Evolution of Social Mobility: Norway over the 20th Century (2015)
With Tuomas Pekkarinen and Kjell Salvanes. Conditionally accepted, Scandinavian Journal of Economics

Labor Market Experiences and Portfolio Choice: Evidence from the Finnish Great Depression (2014) | Appendix
With Samuli Knüpfer and Elias Rantapuska. Revised and resubmitted, Journal of Finance

Post-Secondary Education and Information on Labor Market Prospects: A Randomized Field Experiment (2015) | Slides | Treatment material
With Sari Pekkala Kerr, Tuomas Pekkarinen and Roope Uusitalo

Agglomeration in the Periphery (2011) | Appendix
[new version coming soon]

The Long-Term Effects of Forced Migration (2010)
With Roope Uusitalo and Markus Jäntti
[new version coming soon]

Policy papers (in Finnish)

See my VATT homepage


Economic History
Labor Economics (with Tuomas Pekkarinen)
International Economics


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