VATT Institute for Economic Research

Helsinki, Finland

The VATT Institute for Economic Research (VATT) is an expert economics research unit focusing on public economics issues and policy evaluation. Our research covers a wide range of topics from business taxation to labour market policy and from the housing market to municipal finances.

VATT’s focus is on research analysing the economic effects of policies on the behaviour of individuals, households or firms and well-being. The researchers’ backgrounds include economics of education, labour economics, political economics and environmental economics. Besides their research work, VATT researchers are sought after as experts in parliamentary committees, various expert working groups and the media.