April 27, 2022

Development Economics

Development economists study questions of particular relevance to low-and middle-income countries and contexts. At the core of development economics is a strong emphasis to improve policy making. As a result, the field maintains a strong empirical focus based on a wide range of methodological approaches. Some development economists collaborate with

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April 5, 2020

Covid-19 Situation Room

Helsinki GSE perustaa talouden tilannehuoneen – tavoitteena tukea nopeaa päätöksentekoa koronaviruskriisissä Tilannehuoneen tavoitteena on tarjota lähes reaaliaikaista tietoa kehityksestä yrityssektorilla, työmarkkinoilla ja koko yhteiskunnassa. Tätä tietoa on löydettävissä kuvaajien ja muun aineiston muodossa säännöllisesti päivitettynä aineistopankissamme: →  Covid-19 Data & Graph Vault Tilannehuoneen toimintaan osallistuu johtavia suomalaisia taloustieteilijöitä Helsinki GSE:stä,

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August 21, 2019

Environmental Economics

Environmental Economics Research Group Overcoming the problem of externalities is a fundamental challenge for both private and public organizations. Environmental economics is primarily concerned with identifying and measuring environmental externalities, proposing conceptual solutions, suggesting implementable policies, and finally evaluating the performance of the policies in place. The lessons vary across

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July 8, 2019

Behavioral Economics

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

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July 8, 2019

Econometrics

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

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July 8, 2019

Industrial Organization

Industrial Organization Research Group IO is the analysis of market imperfections and imperfectly competitive markets – meaning most if not all real-world markets. Whether you want to understand how well a market works from the point of consumers, firms, employees or the taxpayer (government), IO tools are indispensable for your

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July 8, 2019

Labor Economics

Labor Economics Research Group Labor economics seeks to answer questions such as those above. More generally, labor economists study the functioning of labor markets, and how different regulations affect labor market outcomes, such as the number and type of people employed, the wages they earn, and the kind of jobs

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July 8, 2019

Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics Research Group Macroeconomics addresses the performance, structure, behavior, and decision-making of an economy as a whole. This entails studying economy-wide phenomena such as output, unemployment, national income, inflation, economic growth, and how they interact in aggregate economies. Additionally, Macroeconomics involves people making decisions based upon what they think will

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July 8, 2019

Public Economics

Public Economics Research Group Public economics provides a framework for thinking about the planner’s or the government’s intervention to the market. To this end, microeconomic models are used to assess how various market failures, inefficiencies, and inequalities can be corrected. Much of modern public economics is related to inequality. The

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July 8, 2019

Microeconomics

Microeconomics Research Group Microeconomics begins on individual decision making and, from this foundation, builds a theory of economic mechanisms. Game theoretic techniques are used to capture rational and strategic aspects of behavior. The theory is partly basic research, building solid and tractable foundations for economics. But modern microeconomic theory is

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