Hannes Gissurarson

Hannes Hólmsteinn Gissurarson

is Professor of Politics at the University of Iceland. His D.Phil. thesis from Oxford University was on F. A. von Hayek’s political theory. The author of more than 15 books in Icelandic, English and Swedish, Professor Gissurarson was on the Board of Directors of the Mont Pelerin Society in 1998–2004 and on the Board of Overseers of the Central Bank of Iceland in 2001–9. He has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University, UCLA, George Mason University, LUISS in Rome and other places. His main research interests are the morality of markets, private property rights, the Nordic models, small countries, and Austrian economics. His latest works in English are a report on the 2008 Icelandic Bank Collapse, for the Icelandic Ministry of Finance, and a pamphlet for Brussels think tank New Direction on Why Conservatives Should Support the Free Market, and a critique for the same think tank of Rawls, Piketty and other redistributionists.