Tuukka Saarimaa is an assistant professor of urban economics at the Department of Economics and the Department of Built Environment. His research focuses on housing and urban economics, and local public finance.
Before joining Aalto University, Saarimaa worked at the VATT Institute for Economic Research. He has also been a visiting researcher at Tufts University and the London School of Economics. His work has been published in journals such as American Political Science Review, Quantitative Economics, Journal of Public Economics, and Scandinavian Journal of Economics.