Kristiina Huttunen is a research fellow at the Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland. Prior to joining the Aalto University in 2011, she worked as a Researcher at Labour Institute for Economic Research, and as a post-doctoral fellow at Uppsala University. She received her Ph.D from University of Helsinki in 2005. Her research focuses on topics such as consequences of job displacements, employment effects of low-wage subsidies and fertility behavior of couples. She has published research articles in journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of the European Economic Association.

She joined IZA as Research Fellow in May 2012.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 10033

We analyse the effects of imports on employment and earnings by distinguishing between import competition in final products and firms' use of imports in production (offshoring). We use Finnish worker-firm data merged with product-level trade data. We focus on Chinese imports and instrument them by changes in China's share of...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8780
revised version forthcoming in: Journal of Labor Economics

It is well documented that displaced workers suffer severe earnings losses, but not why this is so. One reason may be that workers are unable or unwilling to move to regions with better employment opportunities. We study this and find that job displacement increases regional mobility but, surprisingly, we also...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8403
Kristiina Huttunen, Ville Mälkönen

This paper estimates the effect of a rehabilitative punishment on the post-release outcomes of juvenile criminals using a unique Finnish data set on sentences and punishments merged with the longitudinal population census for 1990-2007. The rehabilitative program was aimed at improving the social skills and labor market attachment of young...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6707
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2016, 34 (2), 403-442

This paper analyzes the effects of job displacement on fertility using Finnish longitudinal employer-employee data (FLEED) matched to birth records. We distinguish between male and female job losses. We focus on couples where one spouse has lost his/her job due to a plant closure or mass layoff and follow them...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4931
published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2013, 97, 49–60

Low-wage subsidies are often proposed as a solution to the unemployment problem among the low skilled. Yet the empirical evidence on the effects of low-wage subsidies is surprisingly scarce. This paper examines the employment effects of a Finnish payroll tax subsidy scheme, which is targeted at the employers of older,...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2316
published as 'How Destructive is Creative Destruction? Effects of Job Loss on Job Mobility, Withdrawal and Income' in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2011, 9 (5), 840 - 870

We analyze short and long-term effects of worker displacement. Our focus is on prime-age male workers displaced from Norwegian manufacturing plants. We find that displacement increases the probability of exiting the labor force by about 5 percentage points. This indicates that studies using data that do not incorporate workers leaving...