Adviser Laura Solanko, Institute for Economies in Transition BOFIT

Address
Snellmaninaukio
00170 HELSINKI
FINLAND

Postal address
Bank of Finland
PO Box 160
FI-00101 HELSINKI
FINLAND

Telephone
010 831 2291 (national)
+358 10 831 2291 (international)

Fax
010 831 2294 (national)
+358 10 831 2294 (international)

Email
Firstname.Lastname@bof.fi

 
 

 Career

 

Laura Solanko is a senior economist at the Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT) since 1999, specializing at Russian economic developments. Solanko received her doctoral degree from the University of Helsinki in 2007, majoring in economics. Her PhD Thesis "Essays on Russia's Economic Transition" covered topics on fiscal federalism and regional economic development in Russia.

Her current research interests include Russian energy sector, Russia-EU energy relations, and Russia's financial markets.

 

Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT)

 

 Expertise

 
  • Russia's banking system
  • Russia's energy economics
  • Russian economy and economic policy
  • Editor-in-Chief of BOFIT Discussion Papers

Adviser Aaron Mehrotra is on leave until March 31st 2014. He works at Bank for International Settlements, Basel, Switzerland.
Economist Laura Solanko has been appointed as temporary adviser at BOFIT and she will deputise for Aaron Mehrotra.

 

 Selected publications

 
2011
 

Iikka Korhonen and Laura Solanko (eds.): From Soviet Plans to Russian Reality
WSOYpro 2011, ISBN: 978-951-0-37951-6

Laura Solanko: How to succeed a thousand TWh reform? Restructuring the Russian power sector
FIIA Working Paper 68 (2011), ISBN 978-951-769-293-9

2010
 

Laura Solanko and Zuzana Fungáčová: The Russian Banking Industry after the 2008–2009 Financial Crisis – What Next?
Russian Analytical Digest No. 74: Russian Financial Activities

2006
 

Laura Solanko: Essays on Russia's Economic Transition. (pdf 1,1 MT)
Bank of Finland 2006. 138 p. ISBN 952-462-316-1 print, ISBN 952-462-317-X online

 

 Publications in BOFIT series

 
2013
 

Heli Simola, Laura Solanko and Vesa Korhonen: Perspectives on Russia's energy sector
Bank of Finland, BOFIT Online 2/2013

2012
 

Iikka Korhonen, Vesa Korhonen, Seija Lainela, Heli Simola ja Laura Solanko: Venäjän talouden uusi aika. BOFIT Venäjä-tietoisku 2012
Suomen Pankki, BOFIT Online 4/2012

2011
 

Riikka Nuutilainen ja Laura Solanko: Metallien ja energian maailmankauppa kääntyi Kiinaan
Suomen Pankki, BOFIT Online 7/2011

Laura Solanko: Öljyntuottajamaiden elvytysvara on supistunut huomattavasti
Suomen Pankki, BOFIT Online 6/2011

Laura Solanko: How to Liberalize a Thousand TWh Market? – Restructuring the Russian Power Sector
Bank of Finland, BOFIT Online 1/2011

2010
 

Laura Solanko: Russia and the global oil market
Bank of Finland, Economic Outlook 2/2010

Iikka Korhonen, Laura Solanko, Vesa Korhonen, Maija Sirkjärvi ja Pekka Sutela: Venäjä kriisin jälkeen
Suomen Pankki, BOFIT Online 3/2010

Laura Solanko: European gas market in transition
Bank of Finland, Focus/Opinion – Expert view 3/2010

William Pyle and Laura Solanko: The composition and interests of Russia’s business lobbies: A test of Olson’s “encompassing organization” hypothesis
Bank of Finland, BOFIT Discussion Papers 5/2010

Zuzana Fungácová, Laura Solanko and Laurent Weill: Market power in the Russian banking industry
Bank of Finland, BOFIT Discussion Papers 3/2010

2009
 

Laura Solanko: Why did the financial crisis impact so strongly on the Russian banking system?
Bank of Finland, Focus/Opinion – Expert view 9/2009

Simo Leppänen, Mikael Linden and Laura Solanko: Firm behavior under production uncertainty: Evidence from Russia
Bank of Finland, BOFIT Discussion Papers 16/2009

Zuzana Fungáčová and Laura Solanko: Has banks’ financial intermediation improved in Russia?
Bank of Finland, BOFIT Online 8/2009

Laura Solanko: The largest fiscal stimulus package ever?
Bank of Finland, Focus/Opinion – Expert view 6/2009

Tuuli Juurikkala, Alexei Karas, Laura Solanko: The role of banks in monetary policy transmission: Empirical evidence from Russia
Bank of Finland, BOFIT Discussion Papers 8/2009

Iikka Korhonen, Jouko Rautava, Heli Simola, Laura Solanko ja Pekka Sutela: Venäjä kriisin kourissa
Suomen Pankki, BOFIT Online 4/2009

Zuzana Fungáčová and Laura Solanko: The Russian banking industry after the financial crisis – where to next?
Bank of Finland, Bank of Finland Bulletin 2/2009

BOFIT Venäjä-ryhmä: Venäjä ja kansainvälinen rahoituskriisi
Suomen Pankki, BOFIT Online 2/2009

Mika Erkkilä, Heli Simola ja Laura Solanko: Venäjän sähkösektorin uudistus
Suomen Pankki, BOFIT Online 1/2009

Laura Solanko: No winners in Russia-Ukraine gas war
Bank of Finland, Focus/Opinion - Expert view 1/2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008
 

Zuzana Fungáčová and Laura Solanko: Current situation in the Russian banking sector
Bank of Finland,  Focus/Opinion - Expert view 5/2008

Iikka Korhonen, Seija Lainela, Heli Simola, Laura Solanko and Pekka Sutela: The challenges of the Medvedev era
Bank of Finland, BOFIT Online 6/2008

Iikka Korhonen, Seija Lainela, Heli Simola, Laura Solanko ja Pekka Sutela: Medvedevin kauden haasteet
Suomen Pankki, BOFIT Online 5/2008

Iikka Korhonen ja Laura Solanko: Kazakstanin ulkomaiselle lainanotolle rakentunut kasvu hiipuu
Suomen Pankki, BOFIT Online 4/2008

2007
 

Laura Solanko: Policy of national champions and Russian competitiveness
Bank of Finland, Focus/Opinion – Expert view 6/2007

Laura Solanko: Vaurastuva ja ikääntyvä jättiläinen – katsaus Venäjän julkiseen sektoriin
Suomen Pankki, BOFIT Online 4/2007

2006
 

Laura Solanko: Coping with missing public infrastructure: An analysis of Russian industrial enterprises.
Bank of Finland, BOFIT Discussion Papers 2/2006

2005
 

Anna Mahlamäki, Laura Solanko, Merja Tekoniemi ja Simon-Erik Ollus: Venäjän keskeiset tuotantoalat 2000-luvulla – sektorikatsaus.
Suomen Pankki, BOFIT Online 8/2005

Laura Solanko and Merja Tekoniemi: To recentralise or decentralise – some recent trends in Russian fiscal federalism.
Bank of Finland, BOFIT Online 5/2005

2003
 

Pertti Haaparanta, Tuuli Juurikkala, Olga Lazareva, Jukka Pirttilä, Laura Solanko and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya: Firms and public service provision in Russia.
Bank of Finland, BOFIT Discussion Papers 16/2003

Laura Solanko: An empirical note on growth and convergence across Russian regions.
Bank of Finland, BOFIT Discussion Papers 9/2003

Laura Solanko: Why favor large incumbents? A note on lobbying in transition.
Bank of Finland, BOFIT Online 6/2003

2002
 

Laura Solanko ja Merja Tekoniemi: Fiskaalifederalismi Venäjällä.
Suomen Pankki, BOFIT Online 4/2002

2001
 

Laura Solanko: Fiscal competition in a transition economy.
Bank of Finland, BOFIT Discussion Papers 4/2001

2000
 

Laura Solanko and Merja Tekoniemi: A Tale of Two City-States; Novgorod and Pskov in the 1990s.
Bank of Finland, BOFIT Discussion Papers 14/2000

1999
 

Laura Solanko: Regional budgets and intergovernmental transfers in Russian North and Northwest regions.
Bank of Finland, BOFIT Online 6/1999

1998
 

Laura Solanko and Merja Tekoniemi: Novgorod and Pskov - Examples of How Economic Policy Can Influence Economic Development
Bank of Finland, Idäntalouksien katsauksia - Review of Economies in Transition 6/1998

Laura Solanko: Issues in Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations Possible Lessons for Economies in Transition
Bank of Finland, Idäntalouksien katsauksia - Review of Economies in Transition 5/1998