Vesa Vihriälä

Professor of Practice, University of Helsinki, Graduate School of Economics

Vesa Vihriälä is since July Professor of Practice at the University of Helsinki and the Graduate School of Economics. He received his Doctor of Social Sciences (Econ.) degree from the University of Helsinki. Vihriälä has also studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Previoulsy he has worked briefly as State Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office and for 7 years as the Managing Director of the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy, ETLA. Vihriälä has also worked as Adviser to Olli Rehn, EU Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, as State Under-Secretary at the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office, as Managing Director of Pellervo Economic Research Institute, in various positions at the Bank of Finland and as Economist at the OECD’s Economics Department. Vihriälä has worked on a wide variety of policy issues related to financial crises, globalisation and ageing.

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