Department of Economics

Department of Economics

The Department of Economics is committed to outstanding research and research-based education at all levels. We are particularly strong in microeconomic theory and empirical microeconomics with a focus on labor and personnel economics, energy and environmental economics, and competition and innovation on economics.

We offer Bachelor's, Master's and PhD degrees in Economics. The study programmes are structured to ensure internationally recognized qualifications and a lifelong human capital.

We are part of Helsinki Graduate School of Economics. Helsinki GSE is a unit for economic research and graduate education that was established in 2018 together with Hanken School of Economics and the University of Helsinki.

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Get to know our work

We strive for outstanding economic research, teaching and societal impact

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Research

Researchers at the Department of Economics are active participants in the international academic community and they also engage in societal debates.

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Department of Economics

People

Meet our professors, researchers, doctoral students and staff.

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students

Studies

Economics can be studied as a major in the Bachelor's Programme, in the Master’s Programme and in the PhD Programme, or as a minor in any of the school's Bachelor’s or Master’s Programmes.

Department of Economics

Contact information

Visiting address

Ekonominaukio 1
FI-02150 Espoo
Finland

Postal address

Department of Economics
Aalto University School of Business
PO BOX 21210
FI-00076 AALTO
FINLAND

Department Administration

Head of the Department: Professor Matti Liski
Secretary: Maria Nyberg

Aalto-yliopisto Kauppakorkeakoulu julkisivu Ekonominaukio helmikuu 2019 Kuva: Mikko Raskinen

School of Business

Address: Ekonominaukio 1, 02150 Espoo
Open Mon-Thu 7.45-21.00, Fri 7.45-20.00, Sat-Sun Closed

Locations

News

Economicum-rakennus vaahterapuun katveessa
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

Seventh report of the Helsinki GSE situation room: Largest drop in salary amount in April in Kouvola, Vaasa and Helsinki

The report is presented at an open access webinar in Zoom on Thursday, 4 June at 8 am.
Economicum-rakennuksen sisätiloja. Kuva: Veikko Somerpuro
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Economicum-rakennus Arkadiankadulla. Kuva: Veikko Somerpuro
Research & Art Published:

Fifth report by the Helsinki GSE Situation Room: The number of layoffs has continued to grow strongly

The report is presented at an open access webinar in Zoom on Thursday, 14 May at 8 am.
Kuvassa näkyy taloustieteen professori Matti Liski.
Research & Art Published:

Climate change and coronavirus require us to apply the brakes – but we must also dare to press ahead

‘Leaving the economy stranded on the shore for a long time is unprecedentedly expensive,’ says Professor of Economics Matti Liski.

Events

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Dissertations

Defence of a Doctoral Dissertation in the field of Management Science, Henrik Kallio (M.Sc.)

The title of the dissertation is “Essays on small group decision-making in a dynamic business simulation game”.
Aalto University Learning Center by Tuomas Uusheimo
Lectures and seminars

Aalto Research Ethics

Course is designed for doctoral students and recommended for first or second year of study. This 2 ECTS course comprises of 46 hours of independent study and 8 hours of workshops with compulsory attendance.
Aalto Talent Expo 2020 illustration / Graphic designer Babi Brasileiro.
Exhibitions and fairs

Aalto Talent Expo 2020

The recruitment and contact fair Aalto Talent Expo will be organised in Otahalli on 8 October 2020.
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Conferences and workshops

Sustainability Science Days 2021: Destruction & creativity

SSD is a two-day conference conference concentrating on radical changes that are indispensable for solutions to the sustainability crisis.

School of Business

The Better Business – Better Society seminar series has begun. Its aim is to provide the School’s supporters and alumni with an opportunity to hear and discuss topical issues.

Read more about the School of Business
School of Business formal opening in June 2019. Dean Ingmar Björkman speaking to audience. Photo: Marko Oikarinen
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