Ragnar Arnason


Ragnar Arnason


Short Bio

Ragnar Arnason is a professor of fisheries economics and the chairman of the Institute of Economic Studies at the University of Iceland. Professor Arnason received his M.Sc. 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.

Since 1990, professor Arnason has primarily conducted his research in the area fisheries economics and fisheries management where he has a publication record of over 160 scientific articles and several books. Professor Arnason has participated in many international research projects. Among other things, he was one of three authors of the World Bank/FAO study the Sunken Billions (2009) and the project co-ordinator of the recently completed EU-project, COBECOS (2009), dealing with the theory and practice of efficient fisheries enforcement.


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