I am a social and public policy researcher at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki. My doctoral research explores the implications of the digital economy for labour markets and social policy. Currently, I am conducting a European level analysis on the social and economic impacts of technological unemployment. The research, based on the EUROMOD microsimulation modelling, is part of Horizon2020 research project entitled BEYOND 4.0. In addition to my doctoral research, my current research focuses on political feasibility of basic income and Universal Credit.
Previously I worked as a researcher at the Finnish Social Insurance Institution, Kela. During my position at Kela, I was a member of the research group that was responsible for the preparations of the world’s first nationwide basic income experiment which was launched in Finland in January 2017. More recently, I have also worked as a visiting postgraduate scholar at the Institute for Policy Research (IPR), the University of Bath and as a researcher on two different Prime Minister’s Office’s research projects. These projects have examined desirable futures for work, decision-making needs and social policy solutions.
Presentation and interview inquiries: ville-veikko.pulkka (at) helsinki.fi.