Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Aalto University School of Business and Helsinki GSE
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

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

Intergenerational Spillovers of Integration Policies: Evidence from Finland's Integration Plans | Slides
with Hanna Pesola

The Making of Social Democracy: The Economic and Electoral Consequences of Norway's 1936 Folk School Reform | Slides
with Daron Acemoglu, Tuomas Pekkarinen and Kjell Salvanes (R&R at the Journal of the European Economic Association)

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

Social Interaction in the Family: Evidence from Investors' Security Holdings
with Samuli Knüpfer and Elias Rantapuska
Review of Finance, forthcoming

Habit Formation and the Misallocation of Labor: Evidence from Forced Migrations
with Roope Uusitalo and Markus Jäntti
Journal of the European Economic Association, forthcoming
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

Work in progress

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

Pre-College Skills and Wage Differentials
with Tuomas Pekkarinen, Marko Terviö and Roope Uusitalo

RCTs as Public Procurement: Finland's Integration SIB
Status: field work completed

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

The Impact of Two-Year Pre-School on Academic and Social 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

Selected policy papers

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)
Principles of Empirical Analysis (with Tuukka Saarimaa)
History of Economic Growth and Crises
Integration of Immigrants
Labor Economics (with Tuomas Pekkarinen)
International Economics