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Ilja Kristian Kavonius

Statistics

Division

External Statistics &Sector Accounts

Current Position

Principal Economist - Statistician

Fields of interest

Economic Growth, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics, Other Special Topics

Email

ilja_kristian.kavonius@ecb.europa.eu

Biography

Other current responsibilities
2018-

Associate Professor/University researcher (25%) - University of Helsinki/Centre for Consumer Society Research, Finland

2016-

Secretary of the ESCB Expert Group on Distributional Financial Accounts (EG DFA)

2014-

Associate Professor (dosentti) - University of Eastern Finland/Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Joensuu, Finland

2011-

Member of the OECD and European Commission Expert Group on Disparities in a National Accounts Framework (EG DNA)

2003-

Co-secretary of the Joint ECB and European Commission Expert Group on Sector Accounts

Education
2000-2011

Doctor of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland

1994-1999

Master of Arts, University of Joensuu (University of Eastern Finland), Finland

Professional experience
2018-

Associate Professor/University researcher (25%) - University of Helsinki, Centre for Consumer Society Research, Finland

2003-

Principal Economist-Statistician (Senior Economist-Statistician until 2019 and Economist-Statistician until 2010) - External Statistics & Sector Accounts Division, Directorate General Statistics, European Central Bank

2008-2010

Researcher (half-time) - University of Helsinki, Department of Political and Economic Studies, Finland

2009

Economist (half-time) - Fiscal Policies Division, Directorate General Economics, European Central Bank

1998-2008

Senior Statistician (2002 onwards on unpaid leave) - Statistics Finland, National Accounts Division, Helsinki, Finland

2002

Statistician - United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva, Switzerland

Teaching experience
2021

Challenges of Globalisation, Sustainable Development and Changing Society to the Measurement of Economies and Welfare (5 ECTS course) - Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland

2020

Challenges of Globalisation, Sustainable Development and Changing Society to the Measurement of Economies and Welfare (5 ECTS course) - Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland

2019

Challenges of Globalisation, Sustainable Development and Changing Society to the Measurement of Economies and Welfare (5 ECTS course) - Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland

External publications
2020
Statistical Journal of the IAOS
Is wealth driving the income distribution? An Analysis of the link between income and wealth between 1995 and 2016 in Finland
  • Kavonius
  • I. K.
2019
Journal of Official Statistics
Is the Top Tail of the Wealth Distribution the Missing Link between the Household Finance and Consumption Survey and National Accounts?
  • Chakraborty
  • R.
  • Kavonius I. K.
  • Peréz-Duarte
  • S. and Vermeulen
  • P.
2016
Statistical Journal of the IAOS
Deriving household indebtedness indicators
  • Kavonius
  • I. K. and Honkkila
  • J.
2015
Journal of Network Theory in Finance
Transmission of Shocks in the Integrated Accounting Framework
  • Castrén
  • O. and Kavonius
  • I. K.
2013
Journal of Economic and Social Policy
Reconciling Micro and Macro Data on Household Wealth: A Test Based on Three Euro Area Countries
  • Kavonius
  • I. K. and Honkkila
  • J.
2010
Scandinavian Economic History Review
Does Our Nation Have the Patience to Become Prosperous? – Finnish Income, Consumption and Saving in the Beginning of the 1950s
  • Kavonius
  • I. K.
2009
The Review of Income and Wealth
Measuring the Stock of Consumer Durables and its Implications for Euro Area Savings Ratios
  • Jalava
  • J. and Kavonius
  • I. K.
2006
Journal of Official Statistics
The Implication of Employee Stock Options and Holding Gains for Disposable Income and Household Saving Rates in Finland
  • Kavonius
  • I. K.
2003
Statistical Journal of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Household Income Aggregates in Micro and Macro Statistics
  • Kavonius
  • I. K. and Törmälehto
  • V.-M.
2011
Statistics Finland
Kädestä suuhun : Makro- ja mikrotaloudellinen tarkastelu suomalaisten kotitalouksien säästämisestä ja sen mittaamisesta 1950-luvulla
  • Kavonius
  • I.K.
2013
Handbook of Systemic Risk, edited by Fouque, J.-P. and Langsam, J. A., Cambridge University Press
Sector-Level Financial Networks and Macroprudential Risk Analysis in the Euro Area
  • Castrén
  • O. and Kavonius
  • I. K.