Esa Jokivuolle, PhD, Docent, (53) has been appointed Head of Research at the Bank of Finland. Dr Jokivuolle will take up the post on 1 August 2017. The appointment is for a five-year term.

Dr Jokivuolle will lead the research unit at the Bank of Finland's Monetary Policy and Research Department. The unit focuses on researching the interaction and stability of the macroeconomy and financial markets. The current Head of Research, Jouko Vilmunen, will take up a position as professor of economics at the University of Turku.

Dr Jokivuolle has served the Bank of Finland in different positions since 1999 and has also been a visiting professor at Aalto University School of Business. He graduated in 1990 as M.Pol.Sc. from the University of Helsinki, majoring in economics, and received his doctorate (PhD) in the field of finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, in 1996.

For further information, please contact: Bank of Finland Communications, tel. +358 9 183 2626.