Tuomas Pekkarinen
Research Fellow

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Pekkarinen Tuomas Pekkarinen got his Ph.D. in 2003 from the European University Institute in Florence. He has since then worked at the Nuffield College, Oxford and at the Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation in Uppsala, Sweden. Currently, Pekkarinen is working at the Government Institute for Economic Research in Helsinki.

His main areas of interest are wage determination, discrimination, and, most recently, economics of education.

He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in April 2003 and became a Research Fellow in May 2008.
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IZA World of Labor article: School tracking and intergenerational social mobility
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10889  Kristian Koerselman
Tuomas Pekkarinen
The Timing of Puberty and Gender Differences in Educational Achievement
9752  Tuomas Pekkarinen
Kjell G. Salvanes
Matti Sarvimäki
The Evolution of Social Mobility: Norway over the 20th Century
9372  Sari Pekkala Kerr
Tuomas Pekkarinen
Matti Sarvimäki
Roope Uusitalo
Post-Secondary Education and Information on Labor Market Prospects: A Randomized Field Experiment
8018  Tuomas Pekkarinen
Gender Differences in Strategic Behaviour under Competitive Pressure: Evidence on Omission Patterns in University Entrance Examinations
(published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2015, 115, 94-110)
6909  Tuomas Pekkarinen
Roope Uusitalo
Aging and Productivity: Evidence from Piece Rates
6390  Tuomas Pekkarinen
Gender Differences in Education
(published in Nordic Economic Policy Review, 2012, 1, 165-197)
6389  Per Johansson
Tuomas Pekkarinen
Jouko Kullervo Verho
Cross-Border Health and Productivity Effects of Alcohol Policies
(published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2014, 36, 125-136)
4058  Tuomas Pekkarinen
Roope Uusitalo
None None
School Tracking and Development of Cognitive Skills
(published in Journal of Labor Economics, 2013, 31 (3), 577-603.)
2253  Tuomas Pekkarinen
Chris Riddell
Performance Pay and Earnings: Evidence from Personnel Records
(published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2008, 61 (3), 287 - 319)
2204  Tuomas Pekkarinen
Roope Uusitalo
Sari Pekkala Kerr
Education Policy and Intergenerational Income Mobility: Evidence from the Finnish Comprehensive School Reform
(revised version published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2009, 93, 965-973)
1897  Tuomas Pekkarinen
Gender Differences in Educational Attainment: Evidence on the Role of the Tracking Age from a Finnish Quasi-Experiment
(revised version published in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2008, 110 (4), 807-826)
1184  Tuomas Pekkarinen
Juhana Vartiainen
Gender Differences in Job Assignment and Promotion on a Complexity Ladder of Jobs
(published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2006, 59 (2), 285-301)
1060  Tuomas Pekkarinen
Complex Production Processes and Wage Inequality