The research function at the Bank of Finland builds on expertise to support the Bank’s active membership of the Eurosystem. High academic quality and visibility of the Bank's research function enhance its influence within the Eurosystem.

Research seeks to meet high academic standards and to be of practical policy relevance. In addition to publications in refereed international academic journals, active participation in scientific meetings and close cooperation with the academic research community are integral parts of the research objectives and means to screen the quality of the Bank’s research.


 Topical issues




Upcoming research seminars

Valeriya Dinger (University of Osnabrück)
4 December 2014 at 13:30–15:00

Upcoming conferences

Entrepreneurial finance, innovation and growth
23–24 October 2014, Bank of Finland, Helsinki

Recent conferences

Expectations in Dynamic Macroeconomic Models
7–8 August 2014, Bank of Finland, Helsinki
GREThA/Bank of Finland workshop "First Bordeaux Workshop on Agent-Based Macroeconomics"
7–8 November 2013, Bordeaux IV University, Pessac, France

Bank of Finland/SUERF conference "Banking after regulatory reforms – business as usual?"
13 June 2013, House of the Estates, Helsinki
Bank of Finland/Oesterreichische Nationalbank Conference on European Economic Integration: Achieving balanced growth in the CESEE countries (CEEI 2012)
26–27 November 2012, Hilton Helsinki Strand Hotel, Helsinki
Bank of Finland, CEPR and Philadelphia Fed jointly organised a two-day conference on
Search Frictions and Aggregate Dynamics, 18–19 October 2012, in Helsinki

Young Economist Best Paper Award

In the XXI International Conference on Money, Banking and Finance on December 10–11, 2012, in Rome, the Young Economist Best Paper Award has been given to Bank of Finland's Research Economist Fabio Verona. The title of his paper is "Inattentiveness: an alternative explanation of investment gulps".

 Recent research


Bank of Finland Research Discussion Papers

Iftekhar Hasan – Krzysztof Jackowicz – Oskar Kowalewski – Lukasz Kozlowski: Discussion Paper 22/2014: Bank ownership structure, SME lending and local credit markets
Fabio Verona – Manuel M. F. Martins – Inês Drumond: Discussion Paper 21/2014: Financial shocks and optimal monetary policy rules
Iftekhar Hasan – Emmi Martikainen – Tuomas Takalo: Discussion Paper 20/2014: Promoting efficient retail payments in Europe
Bill Francis – Iftekhar Hasan – Lingxiang Li: Discussion Paper 19/2014: Abnormal real operations, real earnings management, and subsequent crashes in stock prices
Manthos D. Delis – Iftekhar Hasan – Efthymios G. Tsionas: Discussion Paper 18/2014: The risk of financial intermediaries

 Research Newsletter 2/2014


Research Newsletter 2/2014 has been published on 15 July 2014. Contents:

  • Editorial: Liquidity Trap or Safety Trap?
  • Unconventional monetary policy measures also affecting emerging economies
  • Events
  • Recent Bank of Finland research publications

Research Newsletter 2/2014 (PDF)


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