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Mikko Packalen

Associate Professor,
University of Waterloo


Mikko Packalen is an associate professor of economics at the University of Waterloo. His current research examines how demographics, geography, and institutions influence the adoption of new ideas by scientists and inventors, how new ideas develop into transformative ideas that improve health outcomes and facilitate economic growth, and how to measure the novelty of science and invention. Packalen’s core areas of expertise include public economics, health economics and economics of innovation.