Haapanen Mika, Senior Researcher / Yliopistotutkija

Haapanen Mika, Senior Researcher / Yliopistotutkija


Mika Haapanen, senior researcher, got his doctoral degree in economics in 2003. He visited e.g. University College Dublin, Ireland, in 2017, University of Cambridge, UK, in 2009-2010 and University of Limerick in autumn 2012. He acted as a professor of economics at the University of Tampere in autumn 2017. Haapanen has taught e.g. labour economics, advanced econometrics, advanced mathematical economics, and advanced microeconomics in the past. Currently he coordinates doctoral studies at the JSBE. Haapanen is also a board member of the JSBE faculty research committee and the Methodology Centre for Human Sciences (IHME).

His main research interests are in labour economics, economics of education, regional economics, policy evaluation and applied microeconometrics, particularly in questions related to labour migration, education, and mental health.

His research has published e.g. in Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Population Economics, Regional Studies, Journal of Regional Science, Journal of Development Studies, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, Spatial Economic Analysis, and Applied Economics. He has acted as a referee, for example, for Regional Studies, Environment & Planning A, Environment & Planning C: Government & Policy, Papers in Regional Science, Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal, The Manchester School, and International Migration Review.

Areas of Interest

Labour economics, economics of education, regional economics, policy evaluation, applied microeconometrics, especially questions related to labour migration, education, and mental health.

Research Areas

Empirical Microeconomics

Recent Publications

 Please visit http://users.jyu.fi/~mphaapan/ for more information. 

Teaching (list of courses)

  • TTKJ161 Introduction to doctoral studies ("Johdatus jatko-opintoihin" in Finnish)
  • TTKJ162 Orientation course to research methodology ("Orientoiva kurssi tutkimusmetodologiaan" in Finnish)
  • TTKJ163 Scientific writing and publishing ("Tieteellinen kirjoittaminen ja julkaiseminen" in Finnish)
  • In the past, Haapanen has also taught undergraduate courses in Economics.