Petri Böckerman

Turku School of Economics, and Labour Institute for Economic Research, Finland, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson


Employee well-being, Job satisfaction, Happiness, Health, Health behaviour, Sickness absence




Finnish - Native speaker, English - Non-native speaker

Media experience

Print, Digital, Radio



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Current position

Professor of Health Economics, Turku School of Economics, Finland; Researcher, Labour Institute for Economic Research, Finland; Research Fellow, IZA, Germany

Past positions

Adjunct Professor, School of Management, University of Tampere (2008–); Professor, School of Management, University of Tampere (2011–2012)


PhD Economics, Helsinki School of Economics, 2003

Selected publications

  • “Does high involvement management lead to higher pay?” Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society) 176:4 (2013): 861–885 (with A. Bryson and P. Ilmakunnas).

  • “Outsourcing, occupational restructuring, and employee well-being: Is there a silver lining?” Industrial Relations 52:4 (2013): 878–914 (with M. Maliranta).

  • “Stature and life-time labor market outcomes: Accounting for unobserved differences.” Labour Economics 24:1 (2013): 86–96 (with J. Vainiomäki).

  • “The effect of polytechnic reform on migration.” Journal of Population Economics 26:2 (2013): 593–617 (with M. Haapanen).“

  • The job satisfaction-productivity nexus: A study using matched survey and register data.” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 65:2 (2012): 244–262 (with P. Ilmakunnas).