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The discipline of economics is based at the Faculty of Social Sciences. In this respect, it differs from other Finnish economics departments because they are placed at faculties of business studies. The Bachelor’s Programme in Economics admits some 50 new students each year. The discipline of economics has a teaching and research staff of close to 40 people. 

In total, more than 100 economists work in the Economicum building. The economics units of the University of Helsinki, Aalto University and the Hanken School of Economics have together established a research institute, the Helsinki Center of Economic Research (HECER), to promote scientific research in the field. HECER also coordinates Master’s and doctoral education in economics in Helsinki.  

The discipline of economics is housed in the Economicum building on Arkadiankatu street, which also accommodates the economics departments of Aalto University and the Hanken School of Economics as well as the VATT Institute for Economic Research