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, urban and transport economics, energy and environmental economics, as well as competition and innovation 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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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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Meet our professors, researchers, doctoral students and staff.

Department of Economics


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

Postal address

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

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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The picture shows Master's student Yijuan Wei outdoors in the Finnish nature in Otaniemi in the autumn.
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International student's journey of securing jobs in Finland

International Master's student Yijuan Wei shares her story of landing exciting jobs in Finland. With the help of Career Services and persistence in job seeking, she secured an internship in marketing and a summer job in service design.
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Students helped Finland’s Central Securities Depository to research and combine fund industry information

The team learned a lot about the fund industry and the role of the central securities depository
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Education for the future

The new EDUCA Flagship brings together data and education researchers in an unprecedented way and significantly deepens the research-based nature of education policy
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Wihuri Foundation awards major funding for multidisciplinary research of future energy systems

The project will receive a total of €750,000 over four years, and the foundation will also support other Aaltonian endeavours, such as synthetic biology research and encouraging early-stage entrepreneurs.


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LGBTQIA+ network - December meeting

A safe space to connect for anyone at the LGBTQIA+ network and whoever is curious to find out more about the network!
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Defense of Thesis in Organization & Management, Jukka-Pekka Kevätsalo, KTM, KM

Title of the thesis is: "Strategy Work and Digital Awakening: The Discoursive Formation of Strategic Change"
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Lectures and seminars

Advanced Energy Project Course Gala 2023

This gala is the culmination of the Aalto Advanced Energy Project (AEP) course, where Energy Engineering MSc student teams carry out projects for external companies.
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Lectures and seminars

Better Business — Better Society Seminar: 'Data omaisuuseränä'

Better Business — Better Society Seminar Series offers opportunities to learn about and discuss current societally important topics monthly.

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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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