Pekka Sääskilahti associated to Helsinki GSE

September 23, 2019

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 of Economics, and he wants to encourage students to apply economics in practice and to develop their own approaches.

– For a long time, I have had an agenda to improve Finnish companies’ use of economics in their decision-making. The opportunity to work with Hanken and all Helsinki GSE’s students and researchers on methodologies and approaches on how to leverage economics in business is what I foremost am hoping to get engaged in, says Sääskilahti.

Sääskilahti has a PhD from Helsinki School of Economics. He has been working his entire career with questions related to how firms compete in the market. He worked with Nokia for over ten years, and now he is Senior Vice President and Head of Finland and Scandinavia at Compass Lexecon.

– Pekka Sääskilahti has a long and solid experience in pricing, as well as in IPR within the high-tech sector, especially Nokia. During recent years, he has been active in competition analysis through a central position in one of the leading firms in the industry, Compass Lexecon. Pekka Sääskilahti is an outstanding lecturer with the ability to connect topical observations and interesting cases in dynamic industries with economic theory, says Rune Stenbacka, Professor of Economics at Hanken.