Affiliated researchers

Matti Keloharju

Eero Kasanen Professor of Finance, Aalto Distinguished Professor and Academy Professor

Working Papers

"Match Made at Birth? What Traits of a Million Swedes Tell Us about CEOs" (with Renée Adams and Samuli Knüpfer), IFN Working Paper No. 1024.

Matti Keloharju


Ph: +358 40 353 8043


Matti Keloharju has worked at the Department of Finance, Aalto University, and its predecessors since 1992. He is Aalto Distinguished Professor, Eero Kasanen Professor of Finance, and  Academy Professor, 2016–2020.

Leading Research Environment

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The Research Institute of Industrial Economics, IFN, is a private and independent foundation devoted to pursuing highly relevant research for trade and industry.

The researchers at IFN are united in their belief that economic methods offer a powerful tool for understanding society.

The main research programs are:

  1. economics of entrepreneurship
  2. globalization and corporate restructuring
  3. economics of the service sector
  4. economics of the electricity markets
  5. economics of institutions and culture.

Global Award

Research on entrepreneurship




The Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research is the foremost global award for research on entrepreneurship.This Prize is awarded annually with a prize sum of EUR 100,000.

IFN in cooperation with Entreprenörskapsforum and Vinnova are the principals of the award, in cooperation with the donor, Stockholms Köpmansklubb.

Hernando de Soto, President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD), in Lima, Peru, is the winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2017. He will receive the award at a ceremony on May 15, 2016, in Stockholm.

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