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Dr Panu Pelkonen

Post:Lecturer in Economics (Economics)

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 678628
International:+44 1273 678628

Research expertise:
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Panu Pelkonen has a decade of research experience in Economics of Education and Skills. His work on education connects to Political Economy topics such as voting and electoral cycles, Labour and Population Economics, as well as the underpinnings of productivity and economic growth.

His work has been published in Journal of Human ResourcesJournal of the European Economic AssociationPublic Choice, and Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, among others.


PhD, University College London, Economics (2009)

MSc, University of Warwick, Economics (2002) (Chevening scholar)

MSocSc, University of Helsinki, Economics (2001)

Past employers:

Department of Economics, University of Surrey (2009-2010). Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC), London School of Economics (2008-2009). Department of Economics, University of Essex (2007-2008). New Hall, University of Cambridge (2006-2007). Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), London School of Economics (2002-2004). The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA) (2001). Secretariat of the Economic Council, Finnish Prime Minister's Office (2000).


Research Fellow at IZA


Lecturer in Economics

Taught courses: Applied Econometrics (L1062) (Year 3), Research Methods (840L1) (MSc).

Course Director for BSc Economics and BA Economics