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«January 2007. CURRICULUM VITAE Thorvaldur Gylfason General information Current position: Professor of Economics University of Iceland Other ...»

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January 2007.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Thorvaldur Gylfason

General information

Current position:

Professor of Economics

University of Iceland

Other affiliations:

Research Fellow

Centre for Economic Policy Research, London

Research Associate

CESifo, Munich

Work address:

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

University of Iceland, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Tel: 354-525-4533 or 4500 Fax: 354-552-6806 E-mail: gylfason@hi.is

Home address:

Lindargata 33 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Tel: 354-552-7092.

Date of birth: 18 July 1951 Marital status: Married, two grown foster-children, three grand-children Nationality: Icelandic Leisure: Music Website: www.hi.is/~gylfason Thorvaldur Gylfason 2 University education 1973 B.A. (Econ.) Honours, University of Manchester, England 1975 M.A. in economics, Princeton University Major fields: International economics, monetary economics, and econometrics 1976 Ph.D. in economics, Princeton University

Dissertation: Inflation, Unemployment, and Economic Growth:

Two Essays Employment record Student years 1971-72 Research Assistant, Central Bank of Iceland, Economics Department (summers) 1973-74 Economist, National Economic Institute, Reykjavík, Iceland (summers) 1975-76 Assistant in Instruction, Department of Economics, Princeton University Professional career 1976-81 Economist, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington, D.C.

Assignments included missions to Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and South America 1978-79 Research Fellow, Institute for International Economic Studies, University of Stockholm (on leave from IMF) 1981-96 Senior Research Fellow, Institute for International Economic Studies, University of Stockholm Professor of Economics, University of Iceland 1983Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University (spring semesters) 1994-2004 Research Associate, SNS—Center for Business and Policy Studies, Stockholm 1998-2005 Research Professor of Economics, University of Iceland Thorvaldur Gylfason 3 Other professional activity 1982-83 Instructor, International Graduate School, University of Stockholm 1984-93 Consultant, Central Bank of Iceland 1986-92 Associate Editor, European Economic Review 1986-90 Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kaupthing Ltd.

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1987- Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research, London 1988-90 Chairman, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Iceland 1988-94 Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Icelandic Opera Society 1989- Associate Editor, Japan and the World Economy 1989- Research Associate, Center for U.S.—Japan Business and Economic Studies, New York University 1989-90 Chairman of the Programme Committee of the European Economic Association at its Fifth Annual Congress in Lisbon, August 31 September 2, 1990 1990-92 Chairman of the Board of Directors of Auðlind Ltd. (an investment fund in Reykjavík) 1991 Special editor of the European Economic Review Papers and Proceedings from the Fifth Annual Congress of the European Economic Association in Lisbon, August 31 - September 2, 1990 1992- Organizer, instructor, and adviser in training courses and seminars for public officials in Latvia, Albania, Romania, and Estonia under the auspices of EFTA (European Free Trade Association) 1992-96 Council Member (elected position), European Economic Association 1993- Visiting Scholar and Lecturer, International Monetary Fund (e.g., teaching courses and giving seminars for public officials at the Joint Vienna Institute in Vienna as well as in Asia and Africa) 1993-99 Member of Scientific Advisory Board, Department of Economics, Luleå University, Sweden

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2000 Visiting Professor, Economic Policy Research Unit (EPRU), University of Copenhagen, October/November 2002- Editor, European Economic Review Publications Books in English

1. Credit Policy and Economic Activity in Developing Countries with IMF Stabilization Programs, Princeton Studies in International Finance, No. 60, International Finance Section, Princeton University, August 1987, 39 pages.

Reprint No. 355, Institute for International Economic Studies, University of Stockholm.

2. Understanding the Market Economy (with Arne Jon Isachsen and Carl B.

Hamilton), Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1992, 243 pages.

3. The Macroeconomics of European Agriculture, Princeton Studies in International Finance, No. 78, International Finance Section, Princeton University, Princeton, N. J., 1995, 51 pages. Reprint No. 537, Institute for International Economic Studies, University of Stockholm, 1995.

4. The Swedish Model under Stress: A View from the Stands (with Torben Andersen, Seppo Honkapohja, Arne Jon Isachsen, and John Williamson), SNS Press, Stockholm, 1997, 157 pages.

5. Understanding Economic Growth, SNS Förlag, Stockholm, 1998, 239 pages.

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Books in Icelandic

1. Public Interest (“Almannahagur”), collection of 75 essays on economic theory and policy, Icelandic Literary Society (est. 1816), Reykjavík, 1990, 458 pages.





2. Political Economy and Culture (“Hagfræði, stjórnmál og menning”), collection of 30 essays on economic theory and policy, Icelandic Literary Society, Reykjavík, 1991, 203 pages.

3. Understanding the Market Economy (“Markaðsbúskapur”, with Arne Jon Isachsen and Carl B. Hamilton), Language and Culture, Reykjavík, 1994, 286 pages.

4. Efficiency and Fairness (“Hagkvæmni og réttlæti”), collection of 32 essays on economic theory and policy, Icelandic Literary Society, Reykjavík, 1993, 225 pages.

5. High Time (“Síðustu forvöð”), collection of 21 essays on economic theory and policy, with introduction, Iceland University Press, Reykjavík, 1995, 237 pages.

6. To Build a Nation (”Að byggja land”), a written version of three television programs on some aspects of the doctrinal history of economic policy in Iceland since the 1840s, Iceland University Press, Reykjavík, 1998, 78 pages.

Also available on videotape.

7. Trade for Gain (“Viðskiptin efla alla dáð”), collection of 36 essays on economics and related subjects, Heimskringla, Language and Culture, Reykjavík, 1999, 359 pages.

8. The Future is Another Country (“Framtíðin er annað land”), collection of 42 essays on economic theory and policy, with introduction, Iceland University Press, Reykjavík, 2001, 368 pages.

9. Two worlds (“Tveir heimar”), collection of 168 essays, Iceland University Press, Reykjavík, 2001, 728 pages.

Books in Swedish

1. Understanding the Market Economy (“Omställning till marknad”, with Arne Jon Isachsen and Carl B. Hamilton), SNS Förlag, Stockholm, 1994, 267 pages.

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Books in other languages Understanding the Market Economy (with Arne Jon Isachsen and Carl B.

Hamilton), also available or forthcoming in fourteen other languages:

• Norwegian (“Omstilling til marked. Ökonomiske utfordringer”), Oslo University Press, Oslo, 1992, 299 pages;

• Lithuanian (in a shorter version), Alna Litera, Vilnius, 1992;

• Latvian, Zinatne, Latvian Academy of Sciences, Riga, 1992;

• Polish, Solidarity, Gdansk, 1992;

• Danish (“Indføring i markedsøkonomi”), Gad, Copenhagen, 1993;

• Russian, West Publishing, Moscow, 1993;

• Albanian, European Free Trade Association, Geneva, 1994;

• Estonian, Stragest, Tallinn, 1994;

• Slovakian, Open Windows, Bratislava, 1994;

• Bulgarian, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, 1994;

• Hungarian, Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 1995;

• Romanian, European Free Trade Association, Geneva, 1995;

• Chinese (special), Commercial Press, Beijing, 1996;

• Chinese (classical), Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1999.

Journal articles in English

1. Fiscal policy, long-run stability, and aggregate supply, European Economic Review, May 1978.

2. A synthesis of monetary and Keynesian approaches to short-run balance-ofpayments theory (with Jacob A. Frenkel and John F. Helliwell), Economic Journal, September 1980.

3. Interest rates, inflation, and the aggregate consumption function, Review of Economics and Statistics, May 1981.

4. The political economy of cost inflation (with Assar Lindbeck), Kyklos, September 1982.

5. Does devaluation cause stagflation? (with Michael Schmid), Canadian Journal of Economics, November 1983.

6. A synthesis of Keynesian, monetary, and portfolio approaches to flexible exchange rates (with John F. Helliwell), Economic Journal, December 1983.

7. Competing wage claims, cost inflation, and capacity utilization (with Assar Lindbeck), European Economic Review, February 1984.

8. Union rivalry and wages: An oligopolistic approach (with Assar Lindbeck), Economica, May 1984.

9. Does devaluation improve the current account? (with Ole Risager), European Economic Review, June 1984.

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10. Does devaluation make sense? (also in Swedish), Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken Quarterly Review, No. 2, 1986.

11. Endogenous unions and governments: A game-theoretic approach (with Assar Lindbeck), European Economic Review, February 1986.

12. Does exchange rate policy matter? European Economic Review, February/March 1987.

13. Inflation and economic stagnation: A coincidence?, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken Quarterly Review, No. 2, 1989.

14. Wages, money, and exchange rates with endogenous unions and governments (with Assar Lindbeck), Journal of Policy Modeling, Fall 1990.

15. Iceland on the outskirts of Europe, EFTA Bulletin 2, European Free Trade Association, Geneva, 1991.

16. Inflation, growth, and external debt: A view of the landscape, World Economy, September 1991.

17. Does devaluation make sense in the least developed countries? (with Marian Radetzki), Economic Development and Cultural Change, October 1991.

18. Privatization in Central and Eastern Europe (with Arne Jon Isachsen and Carl B. Hamilton), Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken Quarterly Review, No. 1/2, 1992.

19. Understanding the market economy--Aspects of planning (with Arne Jon Isachsen and Carl B. Hamilton), Journal of World Trade, October 1992.

20. The pros and cons of fishing fees: The case of Iceland (also in French, German, and Norwegian), EFTA Bulletin 3/4, European Free Trade Association, Geneva, 1992.

21. Optimal saving, interest rates, and endogenous growth, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, December 1993.

22. The interaction of monetary policy and wages (with Assar Lindbeck), Public Choice, April 1994.

23. Reforms in Eastern Europe, Journal of World Trade, June 1995.

24. Prospects for liberalization of trade in agriculture, Journal of World Trade, February 1998.

25. Output gains from economic stabilization, Journal of Development Economics, June 1998.

26. Unemployment, efficiency, and economic growth: The case of Finland, Ekonomiska samfundets tidskrift, 3, 1998.

27. Exports, inflation, and economic growth, World Development, June 1999.

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28. A mixed blessing: Natural resources and economic growth (with Tryggvi Thor Herbertsson and Gylfi Zoega), Macroeconomic Dynamics, June 1999.

29. Growing apart, Journal of World Trade, August 2000.

30. Resources, agriculture, and economic growth in economies in transition, Kyklos, 4, 2000.

31. Fix or flex? Alternative exchange rate regimes in an era of global capital mobility, North American Journal of Economics and Finance, December 2000.

32. Natural resources, education, and economic development, European Economic Review, May 2001.

33. Ownership and growth (with Tryggvi Thor Herbertsson and Gylfi Zoega), World Bank Economic Review, October 2001.

34. Nature, power, and growth, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, November 2001.

35. Does inflation matter for growth? (with Tryggvi Thor Herbertsson), Japan and the World Economy, December 2001.

36. Mother Earth: Ally or Adversary?, World Economics, January-March 2002.

37. The real exchange rate always floats, Australian Economic Papers, December 2002.

38. Education, social equality, and economic growth: A view of the landscape (with Gylfi Zoega), CESifo Economic Studies, December 2003.

39. Monetary and fiscal management, finance, and growth, Empirica 4, 2004.

40. To grow or not to grow: Why institutions must make a difference, CESifo DICE Report, 2004.

41. To grow or not to grow: Is Africa different? No, MEFMI Forum, 2004.

42. Interview with Assar Lindbeck, Macroecoonomic Dynamics, 2006.

43. How do India and China grow?, Challenge, January-February 2006.

44. Natural resources and economic growth: The role of investment (with Gylfi Zoega), The World Economy, August 2006.

45. Why Europe works less and grows taller, Challenge, January-February 2007.

46. A golden rule of depreciation, (with Gylfi Zoega), Economics Letters, 2007 (forthcoming).

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Chapters in books in English

1. Exchange rate policy, inflation, and unemployment: The Nordic EFTA countries, Ch. 4 in Victor Argy and Paul de Grauwe (eds.), Choosing an Exchange Rate Regime: The Challenge for Smaller Industrial Countries, International Monetary Fund, 1990.

2. Iceland on the outskirts of Europe: The common property resource problem, in EFTA Countries in a Changing Europe, European Free Trade Association, Geneva, 1991.

3. Output gains from economic liberalization: A simple formula, Ch. 4 in The Political Economy of the Transition Process in Eastern Europe, ed. Laszlo Somogyi, Edward Elgar, London, 1993.



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