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Economics Research Group

About the research group

The current research topics of the Economics Research Group are

  • Competence: innovation and intangible capital in companies and the economy
  • Financial literacy and financial education
  • Firm-level energy and environmental economics issues
  • Banking and macroeconomic stability
  • Connections and interactions between financial markets and the real world

The research group emphasizes the importance of competence. The most important factors in productivity growth are investment in education, economic literacy, research, innovation and digitalisation, which can be influenced both directly and indirectly by economic and environmental policies.

 

The projects address issues such as the accumulation and dissemination of knowledge and the link to sustainable growth, the development of digital teaching methods in economics education and the assessment of their impact, environmental innovations by companies and the assessment of the Vaasa energy ecosystem as part of the global value chain.

The projects of the research program have been funded by the Academy of Finland, the European Commission's Horizon 2020 program, the European Regional Development Fund, the National Board of Education and Tekes (current Business Finland).

The research group's projects have a strong societal impact. Project leaders will take part in current discussions related to, among other things, innovation policy and the development of economics education.

The research group is coordinated by Professor Hannu Piekkola.

Research projects

Project Duration Actors
GLOBALINTO - Economics

Research group members

Hannu Piekkola
Hannu Piekkola
Professor, Economics

School of Accounting and Finance, Economics

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8426
  • Tervahovi D230
Panu Kalmi
Panu Kalmi
Professor

School of Accounting and Finance, Economics

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8528
  • Tervahovi D228
Juuso Vataja
Juuso Vataja
University Lecturer

School of Accounting and Finance, Economics

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8515
  • Tervahovi D211
Petri Kuosmanen
Petri Kuosmanen
University Lecturer

School of Accounting and Finance, Economics

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8493
  • Tervahovi D212
Jaana Rahko
Jaana Rahko
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

School of Accounting and Finance, Economics

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8505
  • Tervahovi D231
Jamshed Iqbal
Jamshed Iqbal
Assistant Professor

School of Accounting and Finance, Economics

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • Tervahovi D208
Gökhan Buturak
Gökhan Buturak
Researcher

School of Accounting and Finance, Economics

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi (normalise scandinavian characters)
  • +358 29 449 8536
Saija Alanko
Saija Alanko
Project Researcher

School of Accounting and Finance, Economics

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8527
  • Tervahovi D229
Saara Hämäläinen
Saara Hämäläinen
Absent

School of Accounting and Finance, Economics

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi (normalise scandinavian characters)
  • Tervahovi D210
Ulviyya Karimova
Ulviyya Karimova
Project Researcher

School of Accounting and Finance, Economics

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
Antti Norkio
Antti Norkio
Doctoral Student

School of Accounting and Finance, Economics

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8599
Lauri Parikka
Lauri Parikka
Teacher

School of Accounting and Finance, Economics

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • Tervahovi D232
Saara Vaahtoniemi
Saara Vaahtoniemi
Teacher

Levón Institute, Open University

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8564
  • Tervahovi D232