Matti Sarvimäki

Matti Sarvimäki

Associate Professor
Associate Professor
E703 Dept. Economics

Matti Sarvimäki is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Aalto University and Helsinki Graduate School of Economics, and part-time Associate Research Professor at the VATT Institute for Economic Research. He is a labor economist but also works in other areas of economics and multidisciplinary projects. Matti's ongoing work examines immigration, social mobility, education, the labor market impacts of international trade and household finance.

Matti graduated from the Helsinki School of Economics in 2009. He has been a researcher at the London School of Economics and a visiting researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University College London.

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Honors and awards

Best Reviewer Award, Labour Economics

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Economics Jan 2021

Best Referee Award, Journal of Economic Geography

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Economics Jan 2022

Teacher of the Year

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Economics Jan 2018

Teacher of the Year, Aalto University Business Students Association (KY)

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Economics Jan 2021

Course of the year: Taloustieteen perusteet (Principles of Economics)

The Courses and the Teachers of the Year 2019: Course of the year in Bachelor's programme (Kauppatieteen kandidaattiohjelma)
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Economics Mar 2019


Social Interaction in the Family: Evidence from Investors’ Security Holdings

Samuli Knüpfer, Elias Rantapuska, Matti Sarvimäki 2023 Review of Finance

Immigration history, entry jobs and the labor market integration of immigrants

Laura Ansala, Olof Aslund, Matti Sarvimäki 2022 JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY

Habit Formation and the Misallocation of Labor: Evidence from Forced Migrations

Matti Sarvimäki, Roope Uusitalo, Markus Jäntti 2022 Journal of the European Economic Association

The local economic impacts of regeneration projects

Stephen Gibbons, Henry Overman, Matti Sarvimäki 2021 JOURNAL OF URBAN ECONOMICS

Managing Refugee Protection Crises: Policy Lessons from Economics and Political Science

Dominik Hangartner, Matti Sarvimäki 2021 Journal of the Finnish Economic Association

Age at arrival, parents and neighborhoods

Laura Ansala, Ulla Hämäläinen, Matti Sarvimäki 2020 JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY

Post-secondary education and information on labor market prospects

Sari Pekkala Kerr, Tuomas Pekkarinen, Matti Sarvimäki, Roope Uusitalo 2020 Labour Economics

The Impact of Forced Migration on Mortality: a Cohort Study of 242,075 Finns in 1939-2010

Jari Haukka, Jaana Suvisaari, Matti Sarvimäki, Pekka Martikainen 2017 Epidemiology

Secular rise in economically valuable personality traits

Markus Jokela, Tuomas Pekkarinen, Matti Sarvimäki, Marko Terviö, Roope Uusitalo 2017 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Formative Experiences and Portfolio Choice: Evidence from the Finnish Great Depression

Samuli KnÜpfer, Elias Rantapuska, Matti Sarvimäki 2017 Journal of Finance

The Evolution of Social Mobility

Tuomas Pekkarinen, Kjell G. Salvanes, Matti Sarvimäki 2017 Scandinavian Journal of Economics

Labor Market Integration of Refugees in Finland

Matti Sarvimäki 2017 Nordic Economic Policy Review

Integrating immigrants

Matti Sarvimäki, Kari Hämäläinen 2016 Journal of Labor Economics