Completed Doctoral Degrees

Doctoral degrees completed by students that were in FDPE graduate school positions in 1995-2015


Saara Hämäläinen (University of Helsinki): "Essays on Market Dynamics and Frictions"
Jari Hännikäinen
(University of Tampere): "Essays of Real-Time Macroeconomics Forecasting"
Juha Itkonen
(University of Helsinki): "Essays on the Economics of Climate Change and Networks"
Jenni Kellokumpu
(University of Jyväskylä): "Essays on Work and Fertility"
Otto Kässi (University of Helsinki): "Studies on Earnings Dynamics and Uncertainty in Return to Education"
Tuomas Matikka (University of Tampere): "Essays on Behavioral Responses to Income Taxes"
Paula Mäkelä (Aalto University): "Essays on Voting and Ex-Ante Incentives"
Emilia Oljemark (Aalto University): "Essays on Strategic Communication and Trust in Principal-Agent Models"
Riikka Savolainen (Aalto University): "Essays on Empirical Political Economics"
Harri Turunen (University of Helsinki): "Essays on Higher Moments in Macroeconomics and Finance"
Nelli Valmari (Aalto University): "Essays on Estimating Production Functions"


Henna Busk (University of Jyväskylä): ”Search in the labour markets. Empirical evidence of the role of technology and sanctions”
Anssi Kohonen
(University of Helsinki): "Propagation of financial shocks: Empirical studies on financial spillovers"
Jani-Petri Laamanen
(University of Tampere): "Essays in Public and Labour Economics: Estimating causal effects using regional variation"
Tanja Saxell
(University of Helsinki): "Industrial organization studies on pharmaceutical markets"
Suvi Vasama
(Aalto University): "Financial Contracting with Correlated Cash-Flows"


Tero Kuusi (Aalto University): "Essays on Information and Communications Technology, Structural Change, and Economic Growth"
Frans Saxén (Hanken School of Economics): "Essays on the Economics of Retailing: Payments, Finance and Vertical Restraints"
Ilkka Ylhäinen (University of Jyväskylä): "Essays on the Economics of Small Business Finance"


Tuomas Malinen (University of Helsinki): "Income Inequality in the Process of Economic Development: An Empirical Approach"
Seppo Orjasniemi (University of Oulu): "Studies on the Macroeconomics of Monetary Union"
Lauri Vilmi (University of Oulu): "Studies in the Macroeconomic Implications of Firm Entry and Exit"


Valtteri Ahti (University of Helsinki):"Econometric Forecasting of Commodity Prices and Exchange Rates"
Tuomas Kosonen (University of Helsinki): "Encouragement and Discouragement: Essays on Taxation and Government Expenditure"
Tahir Mahmood (University of Eastern Finland): "Sector Dynamics, Productivity and Economic Growth in Europe: A Panel Data Analysis"
Torsten Santavirta (Aalto University School of Economics):"Essays on Human Capital Development, Wage Dynamics, and Religious Participation"
Anu Tokila (University of Jyväskylä): "Econometric studies of public support to entrepreneurship"


Ashim Kumar Kar (Swedish School of Economics): "Sustainability and Mission Drift in Microfinance: Empirical studies on mutual exclusion of double bottom lines"
Lotta Väänänen (Aalto University School of Economics): "Human capital and incentives in the creation of inventions – a study of Finnish inventors"


Katja Ahoniemi (Helsinki School of Economics): "Modeling and Forecasting Implied Volatility"
Charlotta Grönqvist (Swedish School of Economics: "Empirical Studies on the Private Value of Finnish patents"
Olli Kauppi (Helsinki School of Economics): "A model of imperfect dynamic competition in the Nordic power market"
Leena Kerkelä (Helsinki School of Ecomics): "Essays on Globalization - Policies in Trade, Development, Resources and Climate Change"
Anichul Khan (University of Helsinki): "Essays on Banking Crises"
Helinä Laakkonen (University of Jyväskylä): "Essays on Asymmetric News Effects on Exchange Rate Volatility"
Elisa Riihimäki (University of Helsinki): "Essays on Economic Integration and Labour Demand"
Matti Sarvimäki (Helsinki School of Economics): "Essays on Migration"
Janne Tukiainen (University of Helsinki): "Empirical Analysis of Competition in Procurement Auctions"


Aki Koponen (Turku School of Economics): "Essays on technological development and competition in local bank markets"
Mika Kortelainen (University of Joensuu): "Production Frontier Methods in Environmental Performance Measurement and Analysis"
Sami Napari (Helsinki School of Economics): "Essays on the Gender Wage Gap in Finland"
Lien Nguyen (University of Helsinki): "Dental Service Utilization, Dental Health Production and Equity in Dental Care: the Finnish Experience"
Sanna Tenhunen (University of Tampere): "Essays on the Theory of Optimal Taxation"
Joacim Tåg (Swedish School of Economics): "Essays on Platforms - Business Strategies, Regulation and Policy in Telecommunications, Media and Technology Industries"
Heli Virta (Helsinki School of Economics):"Essays On Institutions and the Other Deep Determinants of Economic Development"


Helena Holopainen (University of Helsinki): "Essays on corporate governance, stakeholders, and restructuring"
Mikael Juselius (Swedish School of Economics): "A cointegration approach to topics in empirical macroeconomics"
Kaisa Kotakorpi (University of Tampere): "Essays on taxation and regulation"
Tomi Kyyrä (University of Helsinki): "Studies on wage differentials and labour market transitions"
Paavo Miettinen (University of Helsinki): "Strategic information acquisition: Applications to herding and auctions"
Elias Oikarinen (Turku School of Economics): "Studies on housing price dynamics"
Jaakko Simonen (University of Oulu): "The effects of R&D cooperation and labour mobility on innovation"
Tanja Tanayama (Helsinki School of Economics): "Allocation and Effects of R&D Subsidies: Selection, Screening, and Strategic Behavior"


Xavier Carpentier (Helsinki School of Economics): "Essays on the law and economics of intellectual property"
Heli Kortela (University of Oulu): "The predictive power of financial markets: Essays on the relationship between the stock market and real economic activity "
Virve Ollikainen (University of Jyväskylä): "Gender differences in unemployment in Finland"


Marko Korhonen (University of Oulu): "Nonlinearities in exchange rate: evidence from smooth transition regression model"
Kirsti Kuisma (Helsinki School of Economics): "Essays in foreign aid, conflicts, and development"
Ville Mälkönen (University of Helsinki): "Essays on environmental policy and strategic behavior in international trade"
Pekka Sääskilahti (Helsinki School of Economics): "Essays on the economics of networks and social relations"
Jukka Vauhkonen (University of Helsinki): "Essays on financial contracting"
Anna-Leena Asikainen (University of Helsinki): "Reward and Punishment: Essays on Party Popularity and Economy"
Kristiina Huttunen (University of Helsinki): "Empirical Studies on Labour Demand, Wages and Job Displacements"


Jari Viitanen (University of Joensuu): "Essays on Intertemporal Consumption Behaviour in Finland"
Juha Virrankoski (Helsinki School of Economics): "Essays in Search Activity"


Marja-Liisa Halko (University of Helsinki): "Essays on the Financing of Unemployment Benefits"
Mika Haapanen (University of Jyväskylä): "Studies on the Determinants of Migration and the Spatial Concentration of Labour"
Petri Mäki-Fränti (University of Tampere): "Essays on Monetary Policy"
Tom Björkroth (Åbo Akademi University): "Engine or Wheels of our Prosperity? Infrastructure and Economic Growth and Effects of Liberalisation of the Finnish Telecommunications Market"
Essi Eerola (University of Helsinki): "Essays on the Design of Environmental Policy"
Mikko Mustonen (University of Helsinki): "Essays on the Economics and Communication Technologies: Copyleft, Networks and Compatibility"


Chiara Lombardini-Riipinen (University of Helsinki): "Essays on Environmental Quality Competition in a Vertically Differentiated Duopoly Model"
Aku Penttinen (Swedish School of Economics): "Peso Problems in the Level and Volatility of Stock Returns"
Panu Poutvaara (University of Helsinki): "Essays on the Political Economy of Education and Income Redistribution"


Ari Hyytinen (Helsinki School of Economics): "Essays on Bank Screening and Market Power in Loan Markets"
Marita Laukkanen (University of California): "Economic Insight into Fish Wars: Cooperation and Conflicts in the Management of Shared Fishery Resources"
Kenneth Snellman (Åbo Akademi University): "Studies of Appointments and Incentives under Imperfect Information"
Jussi Tolvi (University of Turku): "Outliers in Nonlinear Series Econometrics"


Jari Järvinen (University of Tampere): "Essays on Industry Portfolios and Macroeconomic News"
Pekka Larkomaa (University of Oulu): "Long-Term Overreaction in the Finnish Stock Market"
Juha-Pekka Niinimäki (University of Helsinki): "Bank Panics, Deposit Insurance and Liquidity"


Juha Junttila (University of Oulu): "Essays on Inflation Expectations and Interest Rates in Modern Finnish Financial Markets"
Petri Niininen (Helsinki School of Economics): "High Technology Investment, Growth and Productivity"
Tuomas Takalo (University of Helsinki): Essays on the Economics of Intellectual Property Protection"


Merja Kauhanen (University of Jyväskylä): "Job Security Provisions, Wage Setting and Unemployment Persistence"
Heli Koski (University of Oulu): "Economic Analysis of the Adoption of the Technologies with Network Externalities"
Jukka Pirttilä (University of Helsinki): "Essays on Environmental Taxation in a Second-Best World"


Seppo Laakso (University of Helsinki): "Urban Housing Prices and the Demand for Housing Characteristics"
Matti Liski (Helsinki School of Economics): "On the Regulation of Pollution and Polluters' Long-Term Compliance Strategies"