GenZ – Economic Resilience research team

Welcome to the webpage of the EconRe research team! We are part of the GenZ project. Our research focuses on analysing the resilience of different actors in the economy. Resilience refers to the ability of individuals, organisations, and regions to adapt to changes in the economy.

Our other research themes are regional economic development, labour mobility, and regional policy development measures. Changes in the labour market caused by digitalization are also one of the topics of our interest.
Economic Resilience research team members standing in front of a tree.


How can humans and digital technologies co-create socio-economic development?

How can people, communities and societies be made stronger and more resilient as they use and develop intelligent and digital technologies?

How can we take advantage of the opportunities offered by technology to strengthen our ability to adapt to various shocks that shake the economy, such as the COVID-19 pandemic?

Questions above help to shed light on what kind of issues we are focusing on. See more information about our research themes and selected publications below.

Research team

Research cooperation

We work closely with our domestic and international research partners.

Research partners

  • Associate Professor Mikko Moilanen (The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø)
  • Professor Lars Westin (University of Umeå)
  • Professor Anders Hersinger (Luleå University of Technology)
  • Professor Stein Østbye (The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø)
  • Professor Philip McCann (Sheffield University Management School)


If you would like to know more about our research or you are interested in working with us, do not hesitate to contact us!

Associate Professor (Tenure Track) Jaakko Simonen

  • jaakko.simonen(at)
  • +358 294 482 938

Postdoctoral Researcher Evangelos Mourelatos

  • evangelos.mourelatos(at)
  • +358 294 482 942

Doctoral Researcher Jemina Kotila

  • jemina.kotila(at)
  • +358 294 482 937

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We are part of the GenZ (Profi4) project. Learn more about the GenZ research themes and people through the link below.