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.

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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

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News

Apul. prof. Prottoy Aman Akbar, prof. Kristiina Huttunen ja apul.prof. Pablo Ernesto Warnes
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Helsinki GSE strengthens economic expertise in transport and education with three new professorships

Prottoy Aman Akbar and Pablo Ernesto Warnes will take up their positions at Aalto University at the beginning of August, Kristiina Huttunen started already in March.
Kuvituskuva: moderni toimistorakennus, jossa lasiset seinät
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Economists see an emission allowance system for construction materials as the most cost-effective way of reducing the carbon footprint of construction

An emissions allowance system would steer the construction industry toward making the needed emission reductions where it can be done at the lowest possible costs, researchers say.
Kuvassa vihreällä taustalla kuva vaaleasta naisesta ja tapahtuman otsikko
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How can there be an education crisis when the children are going to school?

UNESCO estimates that about half of the schoolchildren in developing countries do not even have the basic skills that they need even though they have been attending school for years.
Economicum
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Financial support to companies should move towards indirect support

Business support can be divided into two categories: direct (gratuitous) support and support that must be paid back.

Events

Verkkolähetystä varten valmisteltu tila Oppimiskeskuksessa.
Online event

Follow online discussion with Aalto University students and President of the Republic

President Sauli Niinistö visits Aalto University campus as part of the Kultaranta Talks.
Abstract image of rectangular shapes with a LASER Espoo / Helsinki logo in the centre.
Online event

LASER Talks: Adaptation and Space

Under the theme ‘Adaptation and Space’ this LASER Talk at Aalto University will intersect different practices and discourses as heterogeneous but complementary articulations of ‘space’, that address, operate on and contribute, in different ways and capacities, to the transformation of the contemporary environment and its challenges: the social, the infrastructural, the technological, the sensory, the virtual, the built and the unbuilt.
Tähtiä avaruudessa
Online event

A Night with the Space Nobelists video series

All you wanted to know about the Universe. We asked Nobel laureates – watch the videos!
Aalto Everyday Experiments Design for Government Photo: Valentina Casalini
Online event

Beyond sustainability-as-usual: co-creating transformative change in sustainable living

Aalto's main event in New European Bauhaus concentrates on radically bold questions.

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Ekonominaukio 1 staircase to 1st floor. Photo by Unto Rautio.
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