Professori, taloustiede, erit. pankkitoiminta sekä henkilöstön
M. Soc. Sci. University of Helsinki, 1996
PhD, Copenhagen Business School, 2002
Researcher, Academy Research Fellow, Acting Professor, Helsinki School of Economics / Aalto University School of Economics, 2001-2011
Professor of Economics, University of Vaasa, 2011-
Vice Dean of the Faculty of Business Studies, 2017
Vice Dean of the School of Accounting and Finance, 1/2018-4/2018
Acting Dean, School of Accounting and Finance, 5/2018-10/2018
Chairperson, Development of Education group, University of Vaasa, 2018-2019
Taloustieteen perusteet (introduction to economics), micro (with Juuso Vataja), first year studies
Johdatus pankkitoimintaan (Introduction to banking), bachelor level
Commercial banking, master level (with Denis Davidov)
Managing personal finances, orientation studies (with Saija Alanko)
My main area of research is Financial Literacy and Financial Education. My research has been supported by the Academy of Finland-funded projects Game-based Financial Education in Schools (2016-2018) and Financial Literacy and Over-indebtedness in Finland (2013-2017). Currently I am subproject leader in the AoF / STN funded Digiconsumers project. I lead also the ERDF-project PEEK and Finnish National Agency of Education-funded project related on teacher training.
I have also done work on banking organizations, cooperatives, and personnel economics.
See my profile on Google scholar and Researchgate
I was the chairman of the Professors' Union's Vaasa Chapter (2015-2016) and represented the University of Vaasa in the national council of the Professors' Union in 2016-2018.
In 2012-2013, I was the president of the Finnish Economic Association.
I was the 2016 Recipient of the Warren Samuels Prize (together with Simon Cornee and Ariane Szafarz), awarded by the Association of Social Economics.