Elias Rantapuska

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Elias Rantapuska, photographer Kreetta JärvenpääAssistant Professor of Finance

Room: G-2.18 (Chydenia 2nd floor)
Office hours vary, please see below for details

Tel: +358 40 353 8419
Email: elias.rantapuska [at] aalto [dot] fi

Skype: eliasrantapuska

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)



Aalto University
- Assistant Professor of Finance 7/2010 to present

McKinsey & Company
- Senior Associate 8/2006-6/2010

Helsinki School of Economics
- Assistant, Researcher, and Assistant Professor of Finance 1/2002-8/2006

J.P. Morgan 
- Intern 6/2002-8/2002


“Formative Experiences and Portfolio Choice: Evidence from the Finnish Great Depression”, 2016. With Samuli Knüpfer and Matti Sarvimäki. Journal of Finance, forthcoming. Featured in the Economist. Internet Appendix.

"Does mood affect trading?", 2016. Journal of Financial Markets, forthcoming. With Markku Kaustia. Internet appendix.

“Mutual fund and share ownership in Finland”, Finnish Journal of Business Economics 61, 178-198, 2012. With Matti Keloharju and Samuli Knüpfer.

“Rational and behavioral motives to trade: Evidence from reinvestment of dividends and tender offer proceeds”, Journal of Banking and Finance, 36(8), 2366–2378, 2012. With Markku Kaustia.

“Which investors leave money on the table? Evidence from rights issues”, Review of Finance, 12(4), 701-733, 2008. With Samuli Knüpfer.

Ex-dividend day trading: Who, how and why? Evidence from the Finnish market”, Journal of Financial Economics, 88(2), 355-374, 2008.


International Financial Management

Capstone: Valuation

Bachelor's Thesis Seminar


Office hours

Locations spring 2016

Due to campus commuting and family reasons, the times and places of the office hours vary. If the times and places do not suit your needs, please drop me an email to agree on another slot -- I am ALWAYS willing to help.

Otaniemi: some office room near BIZ-lounge in U-wing, Otakaari 1. If you cannot find the place, call me at office phone +358 40 353 8419 or email for exact location.

Töölö: CHY G 2.18, Runeberginkatu 22-24, 2nd floor

Skype/phone meetings are also possible.

Times spring 2016

April 5, 12:00-13:00 @ Töölö

April 12, 12:00-13:00 @ Töölö

April 19, 12:00-13:00 @ Töölö

April 27, 9:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00 @ Töölö (bachelor's thesis last call)


You can pre-book a slot to avoid queuing. The booking form is under bachelor's thesis MyCourses site, but you can always book a slot for whatever reason. Popping up without a booking is of course always welcome.




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