Kristian Koerselman*

January 11, 2022

I am the resident education economist at the Finnish Institute for Educational Research. My research is empirical, and mostly centered around educational selection. I also hang around at the local econ department, and teach intermediate and advanced microeconomics courses there.
keywords: economics of education, curriculum tracking, intergenerational mobility, gender differences, student finance, school choice, college admissions
JEL: C33, I20, I21, I22, I23, I24, I28, J08, J16, J24, J31

* Senior researcher at the Finnish Institute for Educational Research, and at the Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics.

1. Introduction (university managed) (protonmail)

+358 404167016
+46 721473530

PO Box 35
FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä

visitors by appointment at
Ruusupuisto building, room A339
Alvar Aallon katu 9

2. Data and Methods

"Kristian has an economist mouth, but a social sciences heart."
Figure 1: Kristian recording a lecture.

3. Results

Why Finnish polytechnics reject top applicants.

KTTA2150 Microeconomics I
KTTS2120 Strategic Thinking, Competition and Pricing

4. Conclusions

My resume [pdf]


Q: "Körselman"?
A: Try "Kuu" as in "Kuusamo". In fact, pronouncing all of Koerselman as Kuusamo isn't a bad approximation at all.

Q: I read online that Dutchmen are very direct, but I am much more direct than you.
A: Students would cry.

Q: Are you being mean to me?
A: Not intentionally.

Q: Are you secretly disappointed in me?
A: That seems unlikely.

Q: I sent you an email, but you haven't answered.
A: Remind me.

Q: You were supposed to do the Thing, but you haven't.
A: Remind me.

Q: We have a zoom meeting right now, but you haven't turned up.
A: Call me.

Q: Are you busy?
A: Yes.

Q: Can I bother you?
A: Also yes.

Q: I have a stupid question.
A: Stupid questions never come from those who pause to wonder whether their question is stupid. Just ask.