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


My main research interests are in the field of labour economics, such as labour force participation, career and earnings development, and pension accumulation, but I am also interested in issues at the intersection of health, work ability and working life.  

I have a Ph.D. in Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). I have specialised in quantitative research methods, including causal analysis. In recent years I have also worked with qualitative research.

I have good cooperation and interaction skills and speak several languages. I have previously worked as a consultant, which has taught me to familiarise myself with new topics, see things from different perspectives and work with different stakeholders. 

Ongoing research projects

  • Rehabilitees’ view on the process of vocational rehabilitation
  • The careers of light entrepreneurs 
  • Work history of young disability pensioners

Read more: Ongoing Research Projects.


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