Areas of Research

  • Young people’s transition to working life
  • Rehabilitation and disability
  • The careers of light entrepreneurs
  • Employment and pension accrual of informal carers


I have a PhD in economics from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), where I specialised in applied microeconomic methods. I have also worked with qualitative research methods, combining quantitative and qualitative methods. In the last few years I worked as a consultant for a Norwegian private research company. I worked with decision-makers in public administration and on public service evaluation.

My research covers labour market, welfare, health and education economics. I am interested in the transition of young people from education to work, but also in the factors that influence this transition, such as mental health and social exclusion. I am also interested in phenomena that can contribute to a more sustainable public sector, such as preventive work, closer cooperation between public actors and the development of new services.

Ongoing research projects

  • Rehabilitees’ view on the process of vocational rehabilitation
  • The careers of light entrepreneurs 

Read more: Ongoing Research Projects.


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