September 30, 2019

Doctoral Defence: “Endogenous Technological Progress and the Macroeconomy: Stagnation, Low Interest Rates and the Productivity Slowdown”

On October 18th, M. Sc. (Econ.) Michaela Schmöller will defend her doctoral thesis "Endogenous Technological Progress and the Macroeconomy: Stagnation, Low Interest Rates and the Productivity Slowdown". Schmöller studies the role of endogenous technology growth in macroeconomics and the sources behind the currently observed slowdown in productivity. Her work focuses

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September 23, 2019

Pekka Sääskilahti associated to Helsinki GSE

Pekka Sääskilahti has been appointed Professor of Practice at Hanken. Sääskilahti is an expert on economics of intellectual property rights, competition and pricing. Pekka Sääskilahti has a long career within economics of intellectual property rights, competition and pricing. As Professor of Practice, he is also associated to Helsinki Graduate School

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September 4, 2019

Bengt Holmström to promote doctoral student research

Nobel Prize Laureate Bengt Holmström will be linked to Helsinki Graduate School of Economics and Hanken as Hanken Foundation Distinguished Fellow as of January 1, 2020. Bengt Holmström focuses on promoting doctoral research in Helsinki GSE. “Helsinki GSE’s mission is to produce outstanding research with maximum academic and social impact.

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August 15, 2019

Doctoral Defence: “Industrial Organization Study on Spillovers Between Pharmaceutical Markets”

On August 19th, Ms.Soc.Sc Markku Siikanen will defend his doctoral thesis “Industrial Organization Study on Spillovers Between Pharmaceutical Markets”. Siikanen studies the interaction between the hospital and retail pharmaceutical markets in Finland. His thesis belongs to the fields of industrial organization and health economics. Markku Siikanen contributes to the existing economics literature

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August 13, 2019

Doctoral Defence: “Essays on Information and Knowledge in Game Theory”

On August 16th, doctoral candidate Michele Crescenzi will defend his doctoral thesis "Essays on Information and Knowledge in Game Theory". The thesis is a theoretical analysis of how information and knowledge affect strategic interactions. Crescenzi’s work contributes to the literature on microeconomic theory. He examines three issues. First, he shows

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August 12, 2019

Doctoral Defence: “Essays on Resource Exploitation under Fixed Costs”

On August 14th, M.Sc. (Econ.) Eero Sillasto will defend his doctoral thesis “Essays on Resource Exploitation under Fixed Costs”. Sillasto studies implementation of fixed costs for activities with a finite amount of production. The results of his thesis are applicable, for instance, to the policies for exploiting the natural resources. Eero Sillasto’s

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June 26, 2019

Doctoral Defence: “Essays on Informal Practices, Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Development”

On June 28th, Ms. Sc. (Econ.) Sinikka Parviainen will defend her doctoral thesis “Essays on Informal Practices, Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Development”. Parviainen studies the relationship between informal practices and economic development with both cross-country data and through an example focused on Russia. Sinikka Parviainen’s work contributes to the

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May 27, 2019

Doctoral Defence: “Essays on Information Dynamics”

On May 29th, M.Soc.Sc Julia Salmi will defend her doctoral thesis “Essays on Information Dynamics”. Salmi studies the timing of information generation and its role in strategic decisions. Her work focuses on how uncertainty resolves in markets and related settings where market participant’s decisions govern the revelation of uncertainty. Salmi’s

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May 24, 2019

Discussions with students: Creativity in economic research

In May 2019, PhD students of Helsinki Graduate School of Economics had an opportunity to meet Bengt Holmström and Seppo Honkapohja and discuss creativity in economic research. Holmström and Honkapohja described how they come up with research ideas and how they recognize the most important questions. They also talked about

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April 29, 2019

Helsinki GSE recruited expertise in competition economics

Jiekai Zhang, PhD from Toulouse Business School, has been appointed assistant professor in competition economics and empirical industrial organization at the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics. The position is housed at Hanken School of Economics. Before joining Helsinki GSE and Hanken, Zhang was a research fellow at the Department of

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