I am professor of consumer studies at the Department of Economics and Management. My research focuses on sustainable consumption, everyday practices, consumer culture, and social and cultural aspects of food and eating.
Opetusta ja ohjausta Elintarviketalouden ja kulutuksen maisteriohjelmassa. Väitöskirjojen ohjausta Ruokaketjun ja terveyden tohtoriohjelmassa. Tutkimusta https://scholar.google.fi/citations?user=pFUSZHsAAAAJ&hl=fi. Ja kolmannen tehtävän hoitaminen.
I teach production economics , farm management, basic econometrics and coordinate a course on risk management. My research relates to farm sector and the food supply chain, especially production economics, farm management, agricultural development and food security in the developing world, agri-environmental issues, economic analysis of farms and rural industries. I have coordinated several research projects relating to an African or Asian context, both EU- and nationally funded.
Pasi Heikkurinen toimii johtamisen yliopistonlehtorina ja Elintarviketalouden ja kulutuksen maisteriohjelman johtajana Helsingin yliopiston Taloustieteen osastolla.
I am an independent researcher, analyst, consultant and coach with 25+ years experience working with decision-makers at national and international levels. My main institutional affiliation is with Helsinki University.
Key focus areas in my work are:
a) innovation processes, projects, initiatives, networks and policies in sustainable development;
b) sustainable agricultural and rural development, agri-environment, agri-food systems, urban-rural relations;
c) transition towards resource-efficient low carbon eco-economies.
Supporting the synergies between environmental, economic and social goals in business strategies and policy development has always been fundamental in my work. Creating win-win solutions helps build alliances and facilitates change that would otherwise be hard to achieve.
I find effective research-policy-practice linkages very important. Scientific concepts and theory need to be translated into practical solutions.
I enjoy international and intercultural collaboration, constructive dialogue, connecting different agendas, crossing disciplinary and sectoral boundaries and cross-cutting analysis.
I am very happy to support any international research project development initiatives at the University. I have 30 years of experience with EU funded research projects. Proposal development including consortium building and proposal writing is my passion. I am also ready to coach younger colleagues who like to engage in EU projects.
PhD (Agricultural Economics), Acad. agr.
Programme director, Master's Programme in Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics (AGERE)
University lecturer (Production Economics and Farm Management)
Research and teaching interests: Farm and small business management, agricultural economics, rural entrepreneurship, rural development, strategic management