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International Institute of Public Finance

Kaisa Kotakorpi

Member of the IIPF Board of Management, 2020–2023

Status of CV: for elections, June 2020


Education
D.Sc. in Economics, University of Tampere, Finland, November 2007
M.Sc. in Economics, University of Tampere, Finland, August 2002
B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), University of Oxford, June 1998


Present Position
Professor of Economics, Tampere University, Finland, Sept 2019 – present
Research Professor, VATT Institute for Economic Research, Finland, Sept 2017 – present


Previous Positions
Professor of Economics, University of Turku, Finland, Jan 2012 – Jan 2019
Post-Doc researcher, Academy of Finland / University of Tampere, Finland, 2009 – 2011
Post-Doc researcher, University of Tampere, 2007 – 2008
EDNET Marie Curie Fellow, London School of Economics, Dept. of Economics, Sept 2004 – June 2005
Graduate Student Fellow, Finnish Post-Doctoral Programme in Economics, 2003 – 2006


Other Academic Affiliations
CESifo research network Fellow (2012 –>), Affiliate (2009 – 2011)
Uppsala Center for Fiscal Studies (UCFS), affiliated member
Norwegian Center for Taxation (NoCeT), affiliated member


Major Research Funding
As Principal Investigator of research projects:
Subproject PI, “Competition and Incentives in Healthcare”, Academy of Finland, 280 000 € (own share) / 513 360 € (total for consortium with Aalto University), 2019 – 2022

PI, “Developing tools for combatting tax evasion”, Academy of Finland (key project funding), 299 307 €, 2016 – 2018

Subproject PI and National Contact Point, “Inequalities, Insurance, Incentives and Immigration: Challenges and Solutions for the Welfare State (4Is)”, funded by Norface, 187 640 € (own share) / 1 321 876 € (total for 4 consortium partners incl. Uppsala U. and University of Essex), 2015 – 2017

PI and Consortium Leader, “Casting Light on the Shadow Economy – A Field Experiment Approach”, Academy of Finland, 279 158 € (own share) / 639 501 € (total for consortium with VATT), 2014 – 2018

Project leader, “Economics of gambling sector in Finland”, funded by Veikkaus, 64 120 €, 2014 – 2015

As member of research group:
Member of research group on future challenges and development of Finnish tax system, Prime Minister’s Office, PI: Niku Määttänen, ETLA, 199 983 €, 2018 – 2019

Member of research group, “Inequality, social exclusion and employment via a behavioural lens” (PI: Prof. Jukka Pirttilä), approx. 600 000 €, Academy of Finland, 2011 – 2015

Major personal grants:
Grant for one year’s research leave, Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation, 32 000 €, 2016 – 2017.

Post-Doctoral Researcher’s Project “Behavioral economics and taxation”, Academy of Finland, 195 450 €, 2009 – 2011.


Journal Publications
Hall, C., Kotakorpi, K., Liljeberg, L. and Pirttilä, J. (2020). Screening through activation? Differential effects of a youth activation programme. Journal of Human Resources, forthcoming.

Almunia, M., Harju, J., Kotakorpi, K., Tukiainen, J. and Verho, J. (2019). Expanding access to administrative data: The case of tax authorities in Finland and the UK. International Tax and Public Finance: Policy Watch, 26(3): 661–676.

Kotakorpi, K. and Matikka, T. (2017). Revenue-maximizing Top Earned Income Tax Rate in the Presence of Income-shifting. Nordic Tax Journal 1(1): 100–107. (Winner of the Nordic Tax Journal Article Prize)

Kotakorpi, K., Poutvaara, P. and Terviö, M. (2017). Returns To Office in National and Local Politics: A Bootstrap Method and Evidence from Finland. Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, 33(3): 413–442.

Haavio, M. and Kotakorpi, K. (2016). Sin Licenses Revisited. Journal of Public Economics, 144: 40–51.

Härkänen, T., Kotakorpi, K., Reinivuo, H., Pietinen, P., Suoniemi, I. and Pirttilä, J. (2014) The Welfare Effects of Health-Based Food Tax Policy. Food Policy, 49: 196–206.

Kotakorpi, K. and Poutvaara, P. (2011) Pay for Politicians and Candidate Selection: An Empirical Analysis. Journal of Public Economics, 95: 877–885.

Haavio, M. and Kotakorpi, K. (2011) The Political Economy of Sin Taxes. European Economic Review, 55: 575–594.

Kotakorpi, K. and Laamanen, J-P. (2010) Welfare State and Life Satisfaction: Evidence from Public Health Care. Economica, 77: 565–583.

Kotakorpi, K. (2009) Paternalism and tax competition. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 111: 125–149.

Kotakorpi, K. (2008) The incidence of sin taxes. Economics Letters, 98: 95–99.

Kotakorpi, K. (2006) Access price regulation, investment and entry in telecommunications. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 24: 1013–1020.


Professional Service
Member of the Finnish Economic Policy Council (EPC), one of 5 professorial members, 2014 – 2019

Conference organization & evaluation (since 2015): Chair of Local Organizing Committee, Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF), 2018, Tampere; Member of Programme Committee, Annual Congress of the IIPF, 2020 Reykjavik & 2015 Dublin; Member of Programme Committee, 10th Nordic Workshop on Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2015, Tampere

Member, Publication Forum of The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, evaluation panel for economics and business, 2014 – present

Member of the evaluation panel for health economics, Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation, 2018 – present

Member of the Board, Labour Institute for Economic Research, 2013 – present

Member of the Board, Finnish Economic Association, 2008 – 2010

Head of the governing body, Aboa Centre for Economics, 2014 – 2017

Finnish Doctoral Programme in Economics, Organizer of the public economics workshop series 2010 – 2016

Co-editor, Finnish Economic Papers, 2011 – 2019

Associate Editor, Journal of the Finnish Economic Association, 2020 –>

Head of Economics discipline, Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University, Sept 2019 –>

Head of Department (acting, 2013-2014) and Vice Head of Department, Department of Economics, University of Turku, 2012 – 2017

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