Dr. Honkapohja has been a Member of the Board of the Bank of Finland since 2008, with responsibility for scientific research, currency supply, market operations and payments, personnel and risk control of investment activities and monetary policy.
Dr. Honkapohja joined the Bank of Finland from the academic world. He was Professor of International Macroeconomics at the University of Cambridge in 2004–2007. His prior career includes Professorships with the Academy of Finland, University of Helsinki and Turku School of Economics and Business Administration.
He is Member of Academia Europea and of Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, Fellow of the Econometric Society and of the European Economic Association and has an honorary Doctorate from University of Turku. He is Vice Chairman of the Board of the University of Helsinki.
Dr. Honkapohja's research focuses on macro and monetary economics, especially expectations formation and macroeconomic policy. His publications in English include over 80 articles in refereed journals and collected volumes. He has authored or edited 18 books and reports.