Pages updated 17 July, 2016 

Currently I work as a professor at the Department of Economics of the
Hanken School of Economics.

I am also an adjunct professor (i.e. 'dosentti' in Finnish) at the Aalto University School of Business, Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics, Turku School of Economics, and University of Oulu, and an external adviser at the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority.

My previous positions include that of Senior Adviser at the Monetary Policy and Research Department at the Bank of Finland, Professor of Economics at the Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics, Director of the Finnish Doctoral Program in Economics, Senior Researcher at the Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy, and Innovation at the KU Leuven, and Editor-in-Chief of the Finnish Economic Papers, a seminal refereed economics journal with open access. I have been a visiting scholar at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge and the Economics Departments at the Toulouse School of Economics, Boston University, and MIT.

My graduate degree, Dr.Sc.(Econ.), is from the University of Helsinki. During my graduate studies I spent one year at the Economics Department at the University of Warwick.

My research primarily deals with innovation, intellectual property, and financial economics. Its results are published in numerous academic books and journals, including American Economic ReviewRAND Journal of Economics, and Review of Economics & Statistics.

Email: tuomas.takalo at