Dr. Pertti Ahonen is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Helsinki. He is also in charge of the Governance, Organisations and Communication track of the GPC programme. His research interests include digital politology, neo-institutionalist theory and research, research on governance, public policy and public policy evaluation, and modifications of the above in teaching, supervision and expert functions.
Before joining the University of Helsinki in 2010, professor Ahonen worked as a professor of Public Administration at the University of Tampere, Finland, as a professor of Public Policy and Management at European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht, Netherlands and as a visiting scholar at Stanford University, CA, USA.
In 2015–17, Pertti Ahonen directs a project funded by a private-sector Kone Foundation to utilize digital methods to examine public policy-making, and in 2016–17, participates in a project on burdens arising from regulation exercised by the public sector.
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