Tomi Kyyrä

VATT Institute for Economic Research, Finland, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Research Professor, VATT Institute for Economic Research; Adjunct Professor of Economics, University of Helsinki

Research interest

Social security, unemployment, early retirement pensions

Past positions

Trainee/Assistant Researcher/Senior Researcher, VATT Institute for Economic Research, 1996–2012; Visiting Senior Researcher, Aarhus School of Business, 2007


PhD Economics, University of Helsinki, 2007

Selected publications

  • "Early retirement policy in the presence of competing exit pathways: Evidence from pension reforms in Finland." Economica 82 (2015): 46–78.

  • "A distributional analysis of earnings losses of displaced workers in an economic depression and recovery." Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 76 (2015): 565–588 (with O. Korkeamäki).

  • "On the reliability of retrospective information in European household panel." Empirical Economics 46 (2014): 1473–1493 (with R. Wilke).

  • "The effect of receiving supplementary UI benefits on unemployment duration." Labour Economics 21 (2013): 122–133 (with P. Parrotta and M. Rosholm).

  • "Institutional rules, labour demand and retirement through disability programme participation." Journal of Population Economics 25 (2012): 439–468 (with O. Korkeamäki).