Welcome to my economic research website!
I am Head of Monetary Policy and Research at the Bank of Finland's since November 2018 and I am a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the European Central Bank System. My research covers topics in monetary policy, fiscal policy, labour market dynamics and macro-financial linkages. I have taught macroeconomics at Finnish Doctoral Program in Economics. Prior to my current position, I have worked as Head of Forecasting, Research Advisor at the Bank of Finland's Research Unit and as an Economist at the Bank of Finland Forecasting Division.
Before joining the Bank of Finland, I was Economist at the Government Institute for Economic Research (VATT). I have held visiting positions in the Cass Business School in London in 2001, the Bank of Finland in 1999 and 2003 and in the Directorate General Research at the European Central Bank in autumn 2007 and 2009–2010. During 2011 I was Senior Economic Advisor at the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF). I have graduated from the European University Institute in 1999.
I practice martial arts at Genbukai dojo in Helsinki and I am currently president of the Eira Rotary Club.