Behavioral Economics

Are fast-loan markets undermining or promoting welfare? How should information about prices and product characteristics be provided to consumers? How does the framing of the offer influence sales and perceptions about quality? What if consumers make consumption choices that are self-harming, how should such markets be regulated in order to promote well-functioning markets and welfare?

Behavioral Economics & Consumer Behavior

The inter-dependencies between competition and consumer policy have been increasingly recognized by academics and policy makers alike.

Even in Finland consumer policy authorities, on the one hand, and competition policy authorities, on the other hand, merged under the same roof when The Finnish Competition and Consumer Policy Authority was established in 2013. Behavioral economics and consumer research are key to understanding the connections between competition and consumer policies, since this research aims at understanding and quantifying the sometimes irrational (in the sense of self-harming) decision making by consumers thus providing tools for integrating consumer protection and competition policy analysis. Under the umbrella of “behavioral economics & consumer behavior”, these and related questions are being studied.

Behavioral Economics and Consumer Behavior Reading Group
Program
  • Date: 13/02/2020 10:00 am
    Location: seminar room 2, Economicum

  • Date: 12/03/2020 10:00 am
    Location: seminar room 2, Economicum

  • Date: 02/04/2020 10:00 am
    Location: seminar room 1, Economicum

  • Date: 07/05/2020 10:00 am
    Location: seminar room 2, Economicum

Members
TM
Topi Miettinen

Chair of the group, Professor
topi.miettinen at hanken.fi

JA
Jaakko Aspara

Member, Professor of marketing and consumer behavior
jaakko.aspara at hanken.fi
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JG
Jori Grym

Member, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Marketing
jori.grym at hanken.fi

MH
Marja-Liisa Halko

Member, University Lecturer
marja-liisa.halko at helsinki.fi

DH
Daniel Hauser

Member, Post-doc
daniel.hauser at aalto.fi
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KK
Kaisa Kotakorpi

Member, Research Professor
kaisa.kotakorpi at vatt.fi

Anustup Kundu

Member, PhD student
anustup.kundu at helsinki.fi
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SL
Simon Lapointe

Member, Affiliated / visiting
simon.lapointe at vatt.fi
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PM
Peter H. Matthews

Member, Visiting professor
peter.matthews at aalto.fi
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TN
Tuomas Nurminen

Member, PhD student
tuomas.nurminen at hanken.fi

PP
Petteri Palonen

Member, PhD student
petteri.palonen at helsinki.fi

Teemu Pekkarinen

Member, PhD student
teemu.pekkarinen at helsinki.fi
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JP
Jukka Pirttilä

Member, Professor
jukka.pirttila at helsinki.fi

LS
Lauri Sääksvuori

Member, Senior researcher
Homepage

EW
Erik Wengström

Member, Visiting professor
erik.wengstrom at hanken.fi

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