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Olafur Margeirsson

Olafur Margeirsson

Olafur Margeirsson (Olaf) is finishing his PhD Economics degree at the University of Exeter, UK. Prior to his postgraduate studies he worked as a macroeconomist at the Research Department of Kaupthing Bank in Iceland. He earned Distinction and Dean’s Commendation for his MSc. Money & Banking studies.

Parallel to his PhD research he has analysed and blogged about the financial system of Iceland, in particular the pension system and the peculiar way of indexing debt there. He has furthermore assisted official bodies on economic issues in Iceland.

Professional interests: Financial Stability, Macroeconomics, Banking, Economic History, Economic Development, Euro Zone
 
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Website URL: http://icelandicecon.blogspot.no/

An Icelandic "Fisher Moment"?

Irving Fisher is one of those economists that many know. At least, many economists know his work, and some of his work is better known, and acknowledged, than other. Fisher is the guy who brought us The Fisher Equation (real interest rates, nominal interest rates and inflation), the Quantity Theory of Money (PY=MV) and the International Fisher Effect (closely related to Interest Rate Parity between currencies).

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