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I am an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at the Aalto University School of Business , part of Helsinki Graduate School of Economics. I am chairing the Development Economics Research Group of the Helsinki GSE.

I do research in development economics, political economics and applied microeconomics with a regional focus on East Africa. Much of my current research studies different aspects of finance in developing countries, including loan contract structure, selection into borrowing and the motivation of loan officers in microfinance. More generally, I am interested in how individuals and communities interact with and within institutions, broadly defined.

I hold a PhD from the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), Stockholm University.


Photo credits: Aalto University/Linda Lehtovirta


Email: miri.stryjan[at]

Address: Department of Economics
Aalto University School of Business
PO BOX 21210
FI-00076 AALTO

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