Senior Researcher, PhD
Research areas: industrial policy innovation policy investments education and training productivity and efficiency analysis R&D environmental policy sustainable development efficiency
Elina Berghäll is a senior researcher in the Business regulation and international economics research area. She has broad and diverse research experience of economic activity both in Finland and other countries. Her research themes have included innovation and R&D policy, the ICT sector, environmental policy, investments, tax competition and regional social transfers. In particular she has studied evaluation methods within productivity, efficiency and technology, factors in economic growth, and evaluation and policy guidance within sustainable development. Elina’s areas of expertise also include infrastructure-related and urban economic matters and international capital movements, such as direct investments and government debt questions. Elina’s ongoing research is on issues related to firms’ activity and operating environment.
Elina has been at VATT since 2000, and she also has work experience from the OECD, UNU/WIDER, the UN Habitat programme, the International Monetary Fund and the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities. She gained her PhD in economics from Aalto University School of Business.