Tuukka Saarimaa

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Tuukka Saarimaa is an Associate Professor of Urban Economics at the Department of Economics and the Department of Built Environment. His research focuses on housing and urban economics, and local public finance.

Before joining Aalto University, Saarimaa worked at the VATT Institute for Economic Research. He has also been a visiting researcher at Tufts University and the London School of Economics. His work has been published in journals such as American Political Science Review, Quantitative Economics, Journal of Public Economics, and Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctoral degree, Business and Economics, LUT University

Award Date: 22 Apr 2009

Master's degree, Social Sciences, University of Joensuu

Award Date: 3 Jan 2003


  • Urban Economics
  • Housing Policy


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