Jaakko Meriläinen

ITAM, Centro de Investigación Económica

Camino a Santa Teresa No. 930

Col. Héroes de Padierna

Ciudad de México

Mexico

http://https://sites.google.com/view/jaakkomerilainen/main

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

17

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“  The main focus of my research is on (empirical) political economy. I am broadly interested in the nature of democratic governance, and economic and political development. Most of my work studies questions related to political representation, electoral politics, and historical political economy, combining micro-econometric methods with contemporary and historical data from both developed and developing contexts. I also occasionally study miscellaneous public policy issues.  ”

Scholarly Papers (17)

1.

Famine, Inequality, and Conflict

Number of pages: 81 Posted: 03 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 23 Aug 2022
Jaakko Meriläinen, Matti Mitrunen and Tuomo Virkola
ITAM, Centro de Investigación Económica, University of Helsinki - Department of Political and Economic Studies and VATT Institute for Economic Research
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civil war, elite power, famine, inequality, redistribution, tenant farming

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Electoral Repercussions of a Pandemic: Evidence from the 2009 H1N1 Outbreak

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 09 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2021
Emilio Gutierrez, Jaakko Meriläinen and Adrian Rubli
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), ITAM, Centro de Investigación Económica and Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
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elections, H1N1, pandemics, retrospective voting, voting behavior

Labor Market Effects of Open Borders: Evidence from the Finnish Construction Sector after EU Enlargement

Number of pages: 104 Posted: 07 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2022
Isa Kuosmanen and Jaakko Meriläinen
University of Geneva - Geneva School of Economics and Management and ITAM, Centro de Investigación Económica
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European Union, Labor Mobility, Migrant Workers, Open Borders, Temporary Migration

Labor Market Effects of Open Borders: Evidence from the Finnish Construction Sector after EU Enlargement

Number of pages: 104 Posted: 07 Oct 2020
Isa Kuosmanen and Jaakko Meriläinen
University of Geneva - Geneva School of Economics and Management and ITAM, Centro de Investigación Económica
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European Union, Labor Mobility, Migrant Workers, Open Borders, Temporary Migration

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Personality Traits and Cognitive Ability in Political Selection

Number of pages: 107 Posted: 08 Aug 2022 Last Revised: 02 Mar 2023
University of Helsinki, ITAM, Centro de Investigación Económica, University of Turku - Turku School of Business - Department of EconomicsVATT Institute for Economic Research and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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candidate entry, cognitive ability, elections, human capital, open-list PR system, personality, political selection

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The Global Covid-19 Student Survey: First Wave Results

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14419
Number of pages: 171 Posted: 07 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2022
University of St. Andrews - School of Economics and Finance, Yale University, Northwestern University, Syracuse University, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Auburn University - Department of Economics, Texas A&M University, Monash University - Department of Economics, University of Valencia - Department of Economic Analysis, Johannes Kepler University Linz, University of Valencia - Department of Economic Analysis, University of South Carolina, University of Western Australia - Department of Economics, School of Economics, University of Sydney, Wayne State University - Department of Economics, Lund University, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, University of Barcelona, University of Valencia, University of Bologna, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, University of Sydney, Wayne State University, Mount Holyoke College - Department of EconomicsUniversity of Central Florida - College of Business Administration - Department of Economics, University of Stavanger, Wayne State University, Michigan State University, Texas A&M University - George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Autonomous University of Barcelona - MOVE (Markets, Organizations and Votes in Economics), University of Colorado at Denver - Department of Economics, ITAM, Centro de Investigación Económica, IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation, Stockholm University - Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Emory University, Vienna University of Economics and Business - Department of Economics, Syracuse University, Charles III University of Madrid, Lund University - School of Economics and Management, Lund University, University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Syracuse University
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COVID-19, students, job market expectations, mental health

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Political Selection and Economic Policy

Number of pages: 121 Posted: 09 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2021
Jaakko Meriläinen
ITAM, Centro de Investigación Económica
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close elections, economic ideology, fiscal policy, local government, political selection, quality of politicians

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How Much Should We Trust Regression Discontinuity Design Estimates? Evidence from Experimental Benchmarks of the Incumbency Advantage

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 08 Oct 2020
Bristol University, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), University of Turku - Department of Economics, ITAM, Centro de Investigación Económica, University of Oxford and University of Turku - Turku School of Business - Department of EconomicsVATT Institute for Economic Research
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Close Elections, Personal Incumbency Advantage, Regression Discontinuity Design

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Does Regression Discontinuity Design Work? Evidence from Random Election Outcomes

Government Institute for Economic Research Working Papers No. 59
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 12 Dec 2014
University of Jyväskylä, ITAM, Centro de Investigación Económica, Aalto University - School of Business, Aalto University - Department of Economics and University of Turku - Turku School of Business - Department of EconomicsVATT Institute for Economic Research
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Elections, experiment, incumbency advantage, regression discontinuity design

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Class, Social Mobility, and Voting: Evidence from Historical Voting Records

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 18 Feb 2021
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government, University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Political Science, ITAM, Centro de Investigación Económica and University of Turku - Turku School of Business - Department of EconomicsVATT Institute for Economic Research
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class-based voting, economic voting, social mobility, voting behavior, poll books

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Worth a Shot? The Political Economy of Government Responsiveness in Times of Crisis

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 24 Oct 2022 Last Revised: 11 Jan 2023
Emilio Gutierrez, Jaakko Meriläinen and Antonio Ponce-de-Leon
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), ITAM, Centro de Investigación Económica and Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
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elections, government responsiveness, pandemics, retrospective voting, voting behavior

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Public Employees as Politicians: Evidence from Close Elections

VATT Institute for Economic Research Working Papers No. 78
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 29 Sep 2016
University of Jyväskylä, ITAM, Centro de Investigación Económica, Aalto University - School of Business, Aalto University - Department of Economics and University of Turku - Turku School of Business - Department of EconomicsVATT Institute for Economic Research
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close elections, political representation, public employees, public expenditures

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Paving the Path for More Women? Uncovering the Consequences of Increased Female Representation

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 17 Apr 2023
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) - Department of Economics, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) - Department of Political Science, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) - Department of Economics and ITAM, Centro de Investigación Económica
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elections, political representation, women in politics

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The Advantage of Incumbents in Coalitional Bargaining

Number of pages: 86 Posted: 18 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2021
Jaakko Meriläinen, Janne Tukiainen and Janne Tukiainen
ITAM, Centro de Investigación Económica and University of Turku - Turku School of Business - Department of EconomicsVATT Institute for Economic Research
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coalitional bargaining, coalitions, government formation, incumbency advantage, local government, multi-party system

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Pre-Electoral Coalitions: Insights into the Boundaries of Political Parties

Aboa Centre for Economics Discussion paper No. 143
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 18 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2022
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), ITAM, Centro de Investigación Económica and University of Turku - Turku School of Business - Department of EconomicsVATT Institute for Economic Research
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bargaining power, local elections, multi-party system, open-list PR system, pre-electoral coalitions, strategic voting

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Primary Effect in Open-List Elections

VATT Institute for Economic Research Working Papers No. 79
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 08 Sep 2016
Jaakko Meriläinen, Janne Tukiainen and Janne Tukiainen
ITAM, Centro de Investigación Económica and University of Turku - Turku School of Business - Department of EconomicsVATT Institute for Economic Research
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Political promotions, Preference votes, Primary effect, Regression discontinuity design

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Vox Populi, Vox Dei? Tacit Collusion in Politics

IFN Working Paper No. 1393, 2021
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 02 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 12 May 2023
Christian Johansson, Anders Kärnä and Jaakko Meriläinen
Chalmers University of Technology, Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and ITAM, Centro de Investigación Económica
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electoral competition, partisan collusion, probabilistic voting, repeated elections, tacit collusion

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Victorian Voting: The Origins of Party Orientation and Class Alignment

VATT Institute for Economic Research Working Paper No.121
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 06 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2019
Torun Dewan, Jaakko Meriläinen, Janne Tukiainen and Janne Tukiainen
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government, ITAM, Centro de Investigación Económica and University of Turku - Turku School of Business - Department of EconomicsVATT Institute for Economic Research
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Candidate-vs-party-oriented voting, party development, partisan alignment