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

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



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

The Evolution of Social Mobility: Norway over the 20th Century | Appendix
With Tuomas Pekkarinen and Kjell Salvanes
Scandinavian Journal of Economics, forthcoming

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

Habit Formation and the Misallocation of Labor: Evidence from Forced Migrations (2016)
With Roope Uusitalo and Markus Jäntti

Slipping through the Cracks of a Welfare State: Children of Immigrants in Finland (2016)
With Laura Ansala and Ulla Hämäläinen

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]

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

International Trade and Labor Markets: Evidence from the Collapse of the U.S.S.R.
With Arnaud Costinot and Jon Vogel

The Long Run Impact of Regeneration
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 (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