VATT Institute for Economic Research
VATT 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.