Key Note Speaker

Riitta Hjerppe is Emerita Professor of economic history at the University of Helsinki, Finland, 1998–2007 and before that professor of economic history at the University of Jyväskylä. She is the former President and now the Honorary President of the International Economic History Association. Her main research interests are Finland’s economic growth, economic and social history of large and small enterprises, foreign direct investment, economic integration and trade policy.

Some publications:

1.The Finnish Economy 1860–1985, Growth and Structural Change. Bank of Finland Publications, Studies on Finland’s Economic Growth XIII, Helsinki 1989, 295 s.

2.Suurimmat yritykset Suomen teollisuudessa 1844–1975 (The largest companies in Finland’s manufacturing industry 1844–1975). Bidrag till kännedom av Finlands natur och folk, H. 123, Tammisaari 1979, 188 s. (Diss.).

3.Finland’s Historical National Accounts 1860–1994: Calculation Methods and Statistical Tables. Jyväskylän yliopisto Historian laitos, Suomen historian julkaisuja 24. Jyväskylä 1996, 177 s.

4.Arto Kokkinen, Jukka Jalava, Riitta Hjerppe and Matti Hannikainen, Catching up in Europe: Finland's Convergence with Sweden and the EU15. Scandinavian Economic History Review 2007/2. Myös Pellervo Economic Research Institute Working Papers No 93 (March 2007), 24 s.