Mikko Packalen

Associate Professor of Economics at University Of Waterloo

Mikko Packalen is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Waterloo. His current research examines how demographics, geography, and institutions influence the adoption of new ideas by scientists and inventors, how new ideas develop into transformative ideas that improve health outcomes and facilitate economic growth, and how to measure the novelty of science and invention. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Helsinki and earned his Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University. His current work has received funding from the National Institute of Aging and Amazon Web Services.