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 to 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 serves as an external focal point for the project Building up efficient and fair tax systems – lessons based on administrative tax data. He also supports the delivery of the Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development project's workstream on taxation.