Junttila Juha, Professor / Professori

Junttila Juha, Professor / Professori


Professor Juha Junttila serves currently as an professor of Economics at the Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics. Previously he has been working as a Professor of Economics and University Lecturer at the Oulu Business School, and as a Researcher at the University of Tampere. He has also visited the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick (UK) and the Bank of Finland Research Department for longer periods. During his years at the University of Oulu he was the Head of the Department of Economics for many years, and served also as the vice dean responsible of research during 2009-2010. He is also an Adjunct Professor (Docent) of Economics (special area: empirical financial market research and macroeconomics) at the Department of Economics, University of Oulu, since 2005.

Areas of Interest

Empirical analysis of macro economy and financial markets: stock markets, interest and exchange rate modeling, monetary and fiscal policies, applied time series analysis and forecasting

Research Areas

Macro finance

Recent Publications

  • The Role of Inflation Regime in the Exchange Rate Pass-Through to Import Prices, with Marko Korhonen, International Review of Economics and Finance 21/1 (2012), 88 – 96.
  • Nonlinearity and Time-Variation in the Monetary Model of Exchange Rates, with Marko Korhonen, Journal of Macroeconomics 33/2 (2011), 288 – 302.
  • Utilizing Financial Market Information in Forecasting Real Growth, Inflation and Real Exchange Rate, with Marko Korhonen, International Review of Economics and Finance 20/2 (2011), 281 - 301.
  • Forecasting the Macroeconomy With Contemporaneous Financial Market Information: Europe and United States, The Review of Financial Economics 16 (2007), 149 – 175.
  • How Does the Financial Environment Affect the Stock Market Valuation of R&D Spending?, with Geoffrey Booth, Juha-Pekka Kallunki, Markku Rahiala and Petri Sahlström, Journal of Financial Intermediation 15/2 (2006), 197 – 214

Teaching (list of courses)

During 2012-2013:

  • KTTA250 Ekonometria I
  • KTTA286 Applied Time Series for Finance and Macro Economics (intermediate level)
  • KTTS286 Applied Time Series for Finance and Macro Economics (advanced level)

His current work is dealing with the role of stock and currency market information in monetary policy rules, the sustainability of fiscal policies in the OECD countries, and the monetary policy of emerging economies (especially BRIC countries and China)