Areas of research

  • Understanding pensions and pension knowledge 
  • Citizens’ perceptions of and trust in pensions 
  • Retirement on an old-age pension 
  • Partial old-age pension


In my research, I examine pension system phenomena both from an individual point of view and, more widely, in terms of their effects reflected on the pension system.  Recently, I have researched the significance of knowledge and skills underlying the trust in pension decisions, the effects of the incentives and the entire pension system. I have studied economics and public finances, in which I have a Ph.D. from the University of Tampere (2007).  

Ongoing research projects

  • From work to retirement -survey
  • Pension Barometer
  • Pension knowledge and confidence in the pension system

Read more: Ongoing Research Projects.


Finnish Centre for Pensions – Central body of and expert on statutory earnings-related pensions