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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People

Meet our professors, researchers, doctoral students and staff.

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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

Kauppakorkeakoulu, jonka edustalla istuu neljä opiskelijaa. Kuva: Unto Rautio / Aalto-yliopisto

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Locations

News

Kuvasa näkyy Kauppakorkeakoulun päärakennus ulkoapäin kuvattuna, ja kuvan päällä on valkoinen teksti "tasa-arvo" mustalla pohjalla. Vasemmalta oikealle mennessä mustavalkoinen kuva muuttuu värilliseksi.
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Can women be leaders?

A column published in the business students' magazine Kylteri describes disdainful attitudes towards female students at the School of Business, even though Aalto has zero tolerance for inappropriate behaviour. What is the situation regarding equality in the School of Business and how could it be improved?
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Research & Art Published:

Coworking with their spouses helps women to improve earnings

According to new research, self-employed and co-working couples balance their individual earnings
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Press releases Published:

Ending energy imports from Russia could cut other electricity imports to Finland – model shows what chain reaction could mean for the security of supply

A risk analysis by Aalto University shows that electricity supply could stop far short of demand: in the worst-case scenario, the gap could be more than 2,500 hours per year.
Kaksi opiskelijaa opiskelemassa. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Aino Huovio
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Management that values staff increases well-being at work

Well-being at work is a key factor behind highly successful individuals and organisations.

Events

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Public defences

Public Defense in the field of Logistics, Savu Rovanto, M.Sc.

The title of the thesis is “Small Businesses in the circular economy – Change makers or rule takers”

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Exhibitions

Re-valuing Wood

How can we use wood resources thoughtfully and preserve our natural forest environment? Six student project teams explored the potential of cascading demolition wood waste, through panels made of this potentially valuable resource.
Shimmering Wood sneaker designed by by Noora Yau & Konrad Klockars. Photo: Kalle Kataila
Exhibitions

Wardrobe of the Future

An exhibition of prototypes of state-of-the-art textiles, clothing and fashion innovations from Aalto. These aren't design science fiction: they’re already well on their way to becoming reality.
Aalto Family Day 2022
Campus

Aalto Family Day 2022

Aalto staff, alumni and their families are warmly welcome to the Aalto campus at Otaniemi to explore workshops and exhibitions, enjoy art and learn about new technologies.

School of Business

At the School of Business we strive for better business and better society. We excel in education and research with a multidisciplinary approach and in collaboration with our partners.

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