Hannu Savolainen

Senior research scienctist, group manager

M.Sc. (econ.), M.S.Sc.

Contact information

Email: firstname.lastname@syke.fi
Tel: +358 295 251 839, +358 50 464 2477

Finnish Environment Institute (Syke)
Circular economy solutions
Use of natural resources
Latokartanonkaari 11
FI-00790 Helsinki, Finland


I have worked as an economist in several research projects at Finnish Environment Institute (Syke) since the spring 2015. During this period, I have also served as a part-time project researcher and teacher in Oulu Business School (University of Oulu).

I have focused on developing and using environmentally extended economic models. Topics of my analysis cover e.g. circular economy, food system, textile system, and waste management. I’m also familiar with e.g. household consumption and its environmental impacts, employment impacts of low carbon transition, methods of GHG emissions accounting, and material flow accounting. I consider myself a social scientist interested in societal topics, environmental questions and history. Considering economics, my interests lie within the fields of environmental economics, ecological economics, economy-wide modelling, and system of national accounts.

Research interests and expert knowledge

  • Sustainability, resource efficiency, circular economy, low carbon society
  • Environmental economics, ecological economics
  • Environmental impacts of consumption and production (national economy, industries, households; GHG emissions, raw material use, water use, wastes, land use, biodiversity)
  • Environmentally extended economic modelling (input-output, general equilibrium)
  • Regional economic analysis
  • Econometrics
  • Input-output life-cycle analysis
  • GHG emissions accounting
  • Economy-wide material flow accounting and analysis

Recent projects


Published 2020-11-03 at 12:01, updated 2023-02-03 at 8:40