People

Markku Lanne is professor of economics at the University of Helsinki since August 2010. Previously he was professor of empirical macroeconomics at the University of Helsinki (2007–2010) and professor of economics and finance at the University of Jyväskylä (2003–2007). He is adjunct professor (docent) of econometrics at the University of Helsinki since 2001 and adjunct professor of financial econometrics at Aalto University since 2008. He has also held visiting positions at the University of California, San Diego; Humboldt University, Berlin; European University Institute; the Bank of Finland; German Economic Research Institute, Berlin, and Aarhus University.

Pentti Saikkonen is professor emeritus of statistics since January 2017. He became associate professor of statistics in 1992 and professor of statistics in 1998, both at the University of Helsinki. He has held visiting positions at the University of Amsterdam; Humboldt University, Berlin; European University Institute, and the Bank of Finland. He is Fellow of Journal of Econometrics and currently one of the five persons in the world who have received the Econometric Theory Plurima Scripsit Award. He is co-editor of Econometric Theory since 2000.

Jani Luoto is associate professor of economics at the University of Helsinki since January 2015. Previously he was assistant professor (2012–2014) and university lecturer (2009–2011) at the University of Helsinki, and university lecturer and senior assistant at the University of Jyväskylä (2004–2009). He received his doctoral degree in economics from the University of Jyväskylä in January 2009, and he is adjunct professor of economics at the University of Helsinki since 2011. He has held visiting positions at the University of Cambridge (2010–2011) and at the Bank of Finland (2014), and worked as consultant at the National Institute of Economic Research in Stockholm (2011–2015).

Mika Meitz is associate professor of economics at the University of Helsinki since August 2016. Previously he was assistant professor of economics at the University of Helsinki (2013–2016), assistant professor of economics at Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey (2008–2013), and post-doctoral research fellow in economics at the University of Oxford (2006–2008). He received his doctoral degree in econometrics from Stockholm School of Economics in 2006, and he is adjunct professor of econometrics at the University of Helsinki since 2011. He has held visiting positions at Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, and the University of Technology Sydney. 

Bernd Funovits is postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki since May 2016. Previously, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Vienna University of Technology. He received his PhD degree in economics from the University of Vienna in April 2015 and holds degrees in mathematics from Vienna University of Technology and Ecole Centrale Paris. He has held visiting positions at the University of Pennsylvania and the Australian National University. His research focuses on identifiability issues in multivariate time series as well as applications in macroeconomics and finance.

Simone Maxand is postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki since April 2018. Previously, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Göttingen. She received her doctoral degree in 'Applied Statistics and Empirical Methods' from the University of Göttingen in August 2017 and a masters degree in Mathematics in 2013.

  • Katja Ahoniemi
  • Leena Kalliovirta
  • Heikki Kauppi
  • Anssi Kohonen
  • Helinä Laakkonen
  • Matthijs Lof
  • Henri Nyberg
  • Päivi Puonti
  • Harri Pönkä
  • Harri Turunen
  • Tommi A. Vuorenmaa