Mr. Ville-Veikko Pulkka is a social and public policy researcher at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki. His doctoral research explores the implications of the digital economy for labour markets, public policy, and taxation. Currently, he is 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 BEYOND 4.0. In addition to his doctoral research, Ville-Veikko’s current research focuses on political feasibility of basic income.
Previously he worked as a researcher at the Finnish Social Insurance Institution, Kela. During his position at Kela, he was a member of the research group that was responsible for the preparations of the Finnish basic income experiment. More recently, he has also worked 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.