Vice-head of department
On research leave 1.9.2016-31.8.2017
Public economics: behavioural public economics, taxation, tax compliance, public services, regulation
Tel.: +358 2 333 9339
Mobile: +358 50 3272038
Ph.D. (Economics), University of Tampere, 2007
B.A. (Philosophy, Politics and Economics), Oxford University, 1998
Public Economics (bachelor's and master's level), Topics in Behavioural Economics (master's level)
Selected publications and working papers (Full list of publications)
1) Recent working papers and work in progress:
2) Articles in refereed journals:
Härkänen, T., Kotakorpi, K., Reinivuo, H., Pietinen, P., Suoniemi, I. & Pirttilä, J. (2014). The Welfare Effects of Health-Based Food Tax Policy. Food Policy 49, 196-206.
Kotakorpi, K. & Poutvaara, P. (2011). Pay for Politicians and Candidate Selection: An Empirical Analysis. Journal of Public Economics 95, 877-885.
Haavio, M. & Kotakorpi, K. (2011). The Political Economy of Sin Taxes. European Economic Review 55, 575-594.
Kotakorpi, K. & 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.
Current positions and memberships
Member, Publication Forum of The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, evaluation panel for economics and business, 2014-
Fellow, CESifo research network
Co-editor, Finnish Economic Papers
Referee for CESifo Economic Studies, Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation, Eastern Economic Journal, Economic Journal, European Economic Review, European Journal of Political Economy, Finnish Economic Papers, Food Policy, International Economic Review, International Journal of Industrial Organization, International Tax and Public Finance, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Public Economics, National Tax Journal, Review of Economics and Statistics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Social Sciences, World Bank Economic Review