Kadi Timpmann

Kadi Timpmann

Assistant of Public Sector Economics, University of Tartu



  • Stimuli Have to Be Changed to Change Estonia’s Development Model

    04 June 2018


    RiTo No. 37, 2018

    The article asks what the possibilities and stimuli for moving towards knowledge economy are in Estonia today, and how to create such stimuli. Estonia can choose between market-based and coordinated market economy models, and in the case of the latter, it has to be decided whether the coordinator is the state, the social partners or large corporations. International comparison shows that coordinated systems develop more rapidly, and it seems that as a result of the market-based model, education, research and production systems all develop in their own way in Estonia.

  • Impact of universities on the development of society and economy in the context of a small country *

    07 December 2017


    RiTo No. 36, 2017

    The broader purpose of the article is to analyse various methodological approaches on how to assess the comprehensive impact of universities on economy quantitatively or semi-quantitatively. Earlier studies conducted all over the world, implemented practices and recommendations of international organisations are used as a basis.

    * This article was written as a result of the project “The Impact of Universities on the Development of Economy: Setting the Initial Task and Development of Methodology”, financed from the development fund of the University of Tartu.

  • Ensuring the Financial Autonomy of Estonian Municipalities *

    15 December 2010


    RiTo No. 22, 2010

    This article intends to evaluate the extent of revenue autonomy of local governments in Estonia and to offer opportunities to increase it. In order to effectively perform the duties assigned to them by law, local governments need to have adequate revenues. The authority which local governments have in determining the level and structure of their expenditures is highly dependent on the nature of their revenue sources. Revenue autonomy and accountability of local governments are best guaranteed through municipalities’ own revenues, i.e. local taxes, user charges and revenues from local property.

    *Peer-reviewed research paper.