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History of finance research and education in Finland: The first thirty years

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  • Vaihekoski, Mika

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    (Lappeenranta University of Technology)

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This paper reviews the first thirty years of finance research and education in Finland, starting with publication of the first dissertation in finance in 1977. That was also the year when the first department of finance was established in Finland – among the first in the Nordic countries. This review shows how Finnish financial education and research developed from a humble beginning to a level that brought international acclaim. This can be largely attributed to a number of talented and hard-working individuals but also to the decision for collaboration among the Finnish universities, as a means to overcome some of the problems of a small country.

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Paper provided by Bank of Finland in its series Research Discussion Papers with number 18/2008.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: 08 Sep 2008
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Publication status: Published as Vaihekoski, Mika, 'History of finance research and education in Finland: The first thirty years' in European Journal of Finance, 2011, pages 339-354.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:bofrdp:2008_018

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  1. Mika Vaihekoski, 2011. "History of financial research and education in Finland," The European Journal of Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(5-6), pages 339-354.

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