Turunen Riina, Postdoctoral Researcher

Turunen Riina, Postdoctoral Researcher
Finnish history



I´m a social and economic historian focusing on the pre-industrial era and the nineteenth century. In my doctoral dissertation, called Velka, vararikko ja tuomio. Konkurssi ja sen merkitykset 1800-luvun suomalaisissa kaupungeissa [Debt, financial ruin and judgement. Bankruptcy and what it meant in Finnish cities in the nineteenth century] (2017), I studied the causes and consequences of personal economic misfortune and how it was addressed in the nineteenth-century Finnish towns.

Currently I work as a researcher in The Academy of Finland funded project, which analyzes Finland’s pre-industrial economy. In this project, I´m responsible for estimating Finnish industrial production and constructing price and exchange rate converters. Additionally, I´m also interested in pre-industrial credit markets and the position of women when their families got into some sort of financial crisis.

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