Jaana Rahko

Assistant Professor (tenure track)

School of Accounting and Finance, Economics
+358 29 449 8505
Yliopistonranta 10, 65200 Vaasa
Fabriikki F324

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tenure track assistant professor (VEBIC)



Energy Economics and Sustainable Development

Game Theory

supervising bachelor and master theses


Among my research interests are economics of innovation, corporate R&D, patenting, knowledge spillovers, energy and environmental economics.

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Latest publications

Rahko, Jaana. "The effects of environmental investments on the economic performance of industrial plants – Evidence from Finland." Journal of Cleaner Production (2023): 136142.

Kalmi, Panu, & Rahko, Jaana (2022). "The effects of game-based financial education: New survey evidence from lower-secondary school students in Finland." The Journal of Economic Education, 53(2), 109-125.

Rahko, Jaana (2021)."R&D internationalization and firm productivity. Does the host country matter?" Applied Economics, 53(16): 1807-1825

Piekkola, Hannu, Jaana Rahko (2020). "Innovative growth: the role of market power and negative selection". Economics of innovation and new technology 29.6 (2020): 603-624. https://doi.org/10.1080/10438599.2019.1655878

Kuosmanen, Petri, Jaana Rahko, Juuso Vataja (2019). "Predictive ability of financial variables in changing economic circumstances". The North American Journal of Economics and Finance 47 (January 2019): 37-47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.najef.2018.11.012

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