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Economics educator

Kaarlo Pekka Ahtiala, Finnish Economics educator. Recipient Blue Cross of Finland, 1964, World Culture prize, Center Study and Research of Nations, Italy, 1985, knight commander Order of Lion of Finland, 1976.


Ahtiala, Kaarlo Pekka was born on June 12, 1935 in Helsinki, Finland. Son of Tauno Kaarlo and Aino Tuulikki (Tapiovaara) Ahtiala.


Bachelor of Business Administration, Helsinki School of Economics, 1956. Master of Business Administration, Helsinki School of Economics, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1964.


Teaching fellow, then instructor economics Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1961-1964. Professor economics University Tampere, Finland, 1965-1999, dean, faculty economics Finland, 1969-1971, professor emeritus Finland, since 1999. Minister economic affairs Government of Finland, Helsinki, 1975.

Visiting professor Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1976, 77, 81, 88, Princeton (New Jersey) University, 1980-1981. Visiting scholar various universities. Senior consultant International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Federal Reserve System United States, all in Washington, since 1969.

Member nominating college in economics Nobel Prize Committee, Stockholm, since 1968. Vice-chairman Council Economic Policy Finland, 1975. Chairman board trustees University Tampere, 1979-1980.


President, Finnish Council Foreign Rels., Tampere, 1968-1975. Lieutenant Finnish Air Force, 1956-1957. Member American Economics Association, European Economics Association, Finnish Economics Association, Finnish Academy Sciences and Letters, Finnish Association University Professors (president 1987-1989), Junior Chamber International (honorary), Omicron Delta Epsilon (honorary).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: classical music, political history, soccer, ice hockey.


Married Anna-Maija Komsi, September 24, 1960. Children: Katri Liimola, Kari, Johanna Arvonen.

Tauno Kaarlo Ahtiala

Aino Tuulikki (Tapiovaara) Ahtiala

Anna-Maija Komsi

Katri Liimola Ahtiala

Kari Ahtiala

Johanna Arvonen Ahtiala