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Government Institute for Economic Research


Gov. Institute for Economic Research

Government Institute for Economic Research analyses public finances in Finland and evaluates economic reforms. Other research areas include the labour market and the long-term prospects of the economy.

The purpose of VATT research is to support informed decision-making and its focus is on policy-relevant topics. The Institute has complete independence in conducting its research, which meets high standards of scientific quality.

VATT has invested special effort in developing a sound modelling infrastructure, upgrading methods of impact assessment and improving its knowledge base on public finance institutions. For these reasons, VATT is a well-respected partner in numerous research projects.

VATT currently has a staff of 60 persons. Its researchers are in high demand by various economic policy working groups.

Weekly seminar

18.09.2014
Tukiainen, Janne (VATT):

Does Regression Discontinuity Design Work? Evidence from Random Election Outcomes.

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