| 27.10.2017

Middlebury College Professor Peter Matthews visiting scholar at Hanken

Professor Peter Matthews holds a Fulbright Distinguished Chair at Hanken during the Academic Year 2017-2018.

Most of Professor Matthew’s current research is in experimental and behavioral economics, with applications to, among other fields, labor economics, political

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economy, preferences and norms, consumer finance and philanthropy. He is at present serving as the Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics at Middlebury College in Vermont, USA.At Hanken he is starting a new long term project that will exploit Finland’s rich administrative data, to first calculate variations in intergenerational mobility, or opportunity, over time, space and groups and then to explore the consequences of this variation on individual preferences and outcomes.“I am delighted to be at Hanken for the year, and to interact with remarkable new colleagues within and across departments and, at HECER. I will teach a class in advanced macroeconomics for bachelor’s and master’s students at Hanken”, concludes Matthews.Professor Matthews will hold a seminar on his research during spring 2018.Read more about Peter Matthews on his website:https://community.middlebury.edu/~pmatthewThe agreement between Hanken and the Fulbright Center provides prominent American scholars the opportunity to spend a period at Hanken. During their visit, the scholar will lecture or conduct research and contribute in disseminating Hanken’s research and knowledge within the business community and society.Fulbright Center is a service organisation that specialises in academic exchange between Finland and North America. The main goal is to support the internationalisation of Finnish universities and research.