Kuusela, Olli-Pekka

Assistant Professor

Office Location: 
Snell 313
Email Address: 
Curriculum Vitae: 

Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 2013
M.A., Virginia Tech, 2010
B.S., University of Helsinki, 2008

Graduate Students: David Rossi (PhD, Applied Economics), Jun Zhai (PhD, Sustainable Forest Management), co-advisor to Sonia Bruck (PhD, Forest Ecosystems and Society) 

Areas of Interest: 

Forest economics, environmental and natural resource economics, permit markets, forest policy instruments, economics of common property resources 

Recent Publications: 

Lintunen, J., and O.-P. Kuusela. In Press. "Business Cycles and Emission Trading with Banking."  European Economic Review.

Kuusela, O.-P., G.S. Amacher, and K. Moeltner. 2017. "Enforcing the rules in timber concessions: Performance bonding in the presence of corruption risk."  Forest Policy and Economics 85:52-64.

Kuusela, O.-P., and G.S. Amacher. 2016. "A Review of Performance Bonding in Forest Policy Settings."  Current Forestry Reports 2 (3):189-200.

Kuusela, O.-P., and G.S. Amacher. 2016. "Changing political regimes and tropical deforestation."  Environmental and Resource Economics 64 (3):445-463.

Kuusela, O.-P., Amacher, G.S., Tsang K.P. 2013. Intensity-Based Permit Quotas and the Business Cycle: Does Flexibility Pay Off? IDB Working Paper Series, No. 450.

Thesis Chapters:

Laiho, T.S., and O.-P. Kuusela. 2017. “Information Acquisition in Common Pool Problems.” Aalto University Publication Series. Doctoral Dissertations 133/2017.