Institutionen för nationalekonomi

Otto Toivanen

Professor

Kontakt information

Postadress
Arkadiankatu 7
Mobile phone
+358504622125
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Beskrivning

My research interests are in the intersection of competition, innovation and regulation. In one of my main projects, I study the economics of innovation policy, more specifically the effects of R&D subsidies and R&D tax credits. In another project I study innovation at the level of individuals – questions like: what affects the probability of becoming an inventor, how large are the monetary returns to invention, how are non-inventing coworkers affected by invention? In a third project I study cartels.

 

I received my Ph.D. from University of Warwick. After receiving my Ph.D. I have worked at University of Warwick, at Helsinki School of Economics, as the director of both the joint research institute of the economics departments of Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki School of Economics (now Aalto University School of Business) and University of Helsinki and the Finnish Doctoral Programme in Economics. I moved to my current position at Aalto from KU Leuven.  I have been a visiting researcher at MIT, NBER and UC Berkeley.

 

I have been a member of the executive committee of EARIE and of the organization committee of the CEPR IO program, and on the editorial board of several journals. I have held several positions of trust, e.g., I am a member of the Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy at EU’s competition authority (DG Competition) and chair of the Scientific Council of VATT Institute of Economic Research.

Publikationer

Institutionen för nationalekonomi

Heritability of lifetime earnings

Publishing year: 2019 JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC INEQUALITY
Institutionen för nationalekonomi

Cartels uncovered

Publishing year: 2018 AMERICAN ECONOMIC JOURNAL: MICROECONOMICS
Institutionen för nationalekonomi

On the Returns to Invention within Firms

Publishing year: 2018 130th Annual Meeting of the American-Economic-Association (AEA)
Institutionen för nationalekonomi

Public Employees as Politicians

Publishing year: 2018 American Political Science Review
Institutionen för nationalekonomi

An anatomy of cartel contracts

Publishing year: 2018 ECONOMIC JOURNAL
Institutionen för nationalekonomi

When does Regression discontinuity design work? Evidence from random election outcomes

Publishing year: 2018 QUANTITATIVE ECONOMICS
Institutionen för nationalekonomi

Design of public procurement auctions: Evidence from cleaning contracts

Publishing year: 2018 RAND Journal of Economics
Institutionen för nationalekonomi

Education and invention

Publishing year: 2016 REVIEW OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS
Not published at Aalto University

Problems in launching the mobile internet: Evidence from a pricing experiment

Publishing year: 2014 JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
Institutionen för nationalekonomi

The return-to-entrepreneurship puzzle

Publishing year: 2013 Labour Economics