Jukka Pirttilä

Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow

Jukka Pirttilä is a professor of public economics at the University of Helsinki and also works as a Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER. He has previously worked for the University of Tampere,  Labour Institute for Economic Research (Helsinki, Finland) and the Bank of Finland. He conducts research on topics related taxation and social protection in developing countries. 

Pirttilä has a doctorate in economics from the University of Helsinki and is a Fellow of the CESifo network. His research has been published in journals such as Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Economic Journal and the European Economic Review.

A Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, Professor Pirttilä is currently engaged in two UNU-WIDER projects. He supports the delivery of the Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development project where he is organizing the project’s sub-component on public revenue mobilization for inclusive development in South Africa. He also serves as an external focal point for the project Equitable taxation and efficient revenue mobilization.