University of Iceland - Institute of Economic Studies (IoES)


The Institute of Economic Studies (IoES), University of Iceland, founded in 1989, is a research institute within the Faculty of Economics at the University of Iceland. In recent years research has mainly focused on economic policy, natural resource economics and regional development. The IoES and its individual staff members have long experience with both the theoretical aspects of bioeconomic modelling but also the implementation of such models. The IoES has played a key-role in providing advice to the government concerning the economic aspects of fisheries management in Iceland. Research programmes undertaken by IoES have been funded by The Icelandic Centre for Research, the European Union, and Nordic research funds

Description of Personnel involved in the project

Sveinn Agnarsson is director of the Institute of Economic Studies, and also holds a reader position at the Department of Economics. He has been involved in several projects on fisheries, both domestic and international,. Other research areas include productivity and efficiency analysis.

Ragnar Árnason is a professor of fisheries economics and the chairman of the Institute of Economic Studies at the University of Iceland. Professor Arnason received his master of science degree in mathematical economics from the London School of Economics and his Ph.D degree from the University of British Columbia in the field of natural resource economics. Professor Arnason has primarily conducted his research in the area fisheries economics and fisheries management where he has a publication record of over 150 scientific articles and several books.

Daði Már Kristófersson is an associate professor of resource economics at the University of Iceland. His research focus has been on fisheries management, fish trade and environmental economics. His research has appeared in international peer-reviewed journals, as book chapters and in various reports. He has been active in several scientific research projects related to fisheries and fisheries management, e.g. NORFISH and COBECOS.

flagsThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 / 2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 289192. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.