I'm an economist at MIT. I will start as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Stockholm University in 2023.
Before that, I will conduct research based in Berlin. I'm also a Senior Fellow at Etla.
My research focuses on technology, work, skills, and personality using new large-scale data and methods, combining empirical analysis with real-world exposure from fieldwork.
In my Job Market Paper, I use new data to document that technology investments led to increases in employment and no change in skill demand. These novel findings contrast with the ideas that technologies necessarily replace workers or are skill biased. Instead of replacing workers, the firms used new technologies to create new products and services.
My research has been featured widely in the media, including The Economist, Washington Post, Wired, and Bloomberg. A number of organizations support my research, including the George and Obie Shultz Fund, Kone Foundation, Emil Aaltonen Foundation, and Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation. I'm also affiliated with the Harvard Center for European Studies. HS Visio listed me in their 35 under 35 in Finland.
I previously created a real-time forecast ETLAnow that predicts unemployment using Google search data.