Econometrics

How to estimate the effects of a tax increase on economic activity? What is the relationship between Euro-area inflation and unemployment? How are the effects of financial shocks transmitted globally? What type of a path do returns on a stock-market index follow? How to efficiently utilize limited data to estimate economic models to provide predictions and answers to causal questions? How to deal with massive amounts of data to that end?

Econometrics Research Group

Econometrics is the branch of economics developing tools that economists use to answer the type of questions outlined above. The roots of conventional econometric methods are in statistics, but with increasing availability of very large data sets, these tools currently include also machine learning methods, originating from computer science.

While econometrics is primarily theoretical, concentrating on the mathematical and stochastic properties of methods, it also comprises empirical analysis of economic data, mostly with emphasis on gaining practical experience on the properties of alternative methods and comparing their performance. Methods deemed reasonable can subsequently be employed in empirical research in various fields of economics.

Further examples of empirical research questions can be found e.g. in the homepages of the Helsinki GSE research groups on Macroeconomics, Labor and Public economics, and Industrial Organization.

Members
MM
Mika Meitz

Chair of the group, Professor
mika.meitz at helsinki.fi
Homepage

Jetro Anttonen

Member, PhD student
jetro.anttonen at helsinki.fi

PJ
Pirkka Jalasjoki

Member, PhD student
pirkka.jalasjoki at bof.fi

Juho Koistinen

Member, PhD student
juho.koistinen at helsinki.fi

ML
Markku Lanne

Member, Professor
markku.lanne at helsinki.fi

KL
Keyan Liu

Member, PhD student
keyan.liu at helsinki.fi

JL
Jani Luoto

Member, Professor
jani.luoto at helsinki.fi

AM
Alfan Mansur

Member, PhD student
alfan.mansur at gmail.com
Homepage

MM
Mika Meitz

Member, Professor
mika.meitz at helsinki.fi
Homepage

OP
Olli Palmén

Member, PhD student
olli.palmen at helsinki.fi

PS
Pentti Saikkonen

Member, Professor Emeritus
pentti.saikkonen at helsinki.fi

SV
Savi Virolainen

Member, PhD student
savi.virolainen at helsinki.fi

Helsinki GSE