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.