Head of Monetary Policy and Research ,
I am Head of Monetary Policy and Research at the Bank of Finland since November 2018. Prior to my current position I have served as Head of the Forecasting Division in the Monetary Policy and Research department and, before that, in expert, research director and advisory positions in the Research unit of the Bank of Finland. While in the service of the Bank, I have has also worked as a senior adviser to the European Financial Stability Facility and as a senior expert at the European Central Bank. 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 and the Bank of Finland in 1999 and 2003
I have graduated from the European University Institute in 1999. My research covers topics in optimal monetary policy, fiscal policy, labour market dynamics and macro-financial linkages. I have taught macroeconomics at Finnish Doctoral Program in Economics.