Helsinki Center of Economic Research
HECER - Helsinki Centre of Economic Research
Helsinki Centre of Economic Research (HECER) is a joint initiative of the University of Helsinki (UH), the Helsinki School of Economics (HSE) and Hanken School of Economics. HECER and the three economics departments of the participating universities ( UH, HSE and Hanken) are located in the Economicum building in the very centre of Helsinki. HECER was launched in 2004.
HECER is an independent research institute whose main purpose is to promote high-quality economic research, to develop and co-ordinate doctoral level economic education and to promote co-operation in economics among the universities in the Helsinki area.
At the moment the HECER community consists of over 80 economists, including 15 tenured professors. At both the Nordic and at the European levels, HECER represents a significant concentration of academic economists and provides a good basis for high-quality research, doctoral level education, and also for discussion and interaction with the society in general.
HECER organises the Finnish Doctoral Programme in Economics (FDPE), and acts as the host institution for the Nordic Network in Economics (NNE). NNE promotes co-operation in doctoral training in economics in the Nordic countries and Estonia.
HECER organises seminars in various fields of economics and publishes its own discussion paper series.