Kristinn joined the School of Education in October 2013. From the Westfjords of Iceland, he is a graduate of Reykjavik University (BSc), Maastricht University (MSc) and the University of Strathclyde (MSc with distinction, PhD). Prior to joining the University of Glasgow, he was a Research Associate with the Fraser of Allander Institute in the Department of Economics at the University of Strathclyde. Prior to joining academia Kristinn was a policy analyst with the Icelandic National Audit Office.
Kristinn is interested in understanding the role of education and skills for individual life outcomes and economic and social development.
His ongoing research examines inequality in access to education and inequality in labour market outcomes, in particular social-origin pay gaps. He is also working on analysing spatial inequality in the development of tertiary education and the role of diverse skills in refugee migration and integration.
Previously he has published on estimating macroeconomic impacts of education, as encompassing market and non-market, public and private effects, using Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models to simulate the links between education and the wider economy, in both low and high income countries. Furthermore, He has worked extensively on using input-output approaches to analyse the demand impacts of education institutions and associated student populations. Applications include urban and rural settings as well interregional analysis.
He would be happy to consider research collaborations within any of the fields mentioned above. Please send him an e-mail <[email protected]> if you wish to discuss. For a more detailed overview of his publications, including working papers, please see his REPEC profile: http://ideas.repec.org/f/phe250.html
Scandurra, R., Hermannsson, K. and Cefalo, R. (2019) Assessing young adults' living conditions across Europe using harmonised quantitative indicators: opportunities and risks for policy-makers. In: Parreira do Amaral, M., Kovacheva, S. and Rambla, X.(eds.) Lifelong Learning Policies for Young Adults in Europe: Navigating between Knowledge and Economy.Policy Press. ISBN 9781447350361(doi:10.1332/policypress/9781447350361.003.0009)
Findlay, J. and Hermannsson, K.(2019) Social origin and the financial feasibility of going to university: the role of wage penalties and availability of funding. Studies in Higher Education, 44(11), pp. 2025-2040. (doi: 10.1080/03075079.2018.1488160)
Hermannsson, K. , Scandurra, R. and Graziano, M. (2019) Will the regional concentration of tertiary education persist? The case of Europe in a period of rising participation. Regional Studies, Regional Science, 6(1), pp. 539-556. (doi: 10.1080/21681376.2019.1680313)
Hermannsson, K. , McGregor, P. G. and Swales, J. K. (2018) Students consumption expenditures in economic impact studies: assumptions revisited in an input-output approach for Scotland. Regional Studies, 5(1), pp. 57-77. (doi: 10.1080/21681376.2018.1428499)
Hermannsson, K. (2017) The education sector in Scotland. In: Gibb, K., MacLennan, D., McNulty, D. and Comerford, M. (eds.) The Scottish Economy: A Living Book. Series: Regions and cities. Routledge: Abingdon ; New York, pp. 178-193. ISBN 9781138960916
Hermannsson, K. (2017) Higher Education Systems and Institutions, Iceland. In: Shin, J. C. and Teixeira, P.(eds.) Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions. Springer. ISBN 9789401795531 (doi:10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_371-1)
van Leeuwen, E., Clarke, G., Hermannsson, K. and Swales, K.(2017) Potentials and prospects for micro-macro modelling in regional science. In: Jackson, R. and Schaeffer, P. (eds.) Regional Research Frontiers.Springer, pp. 105-123. ISBN 9783319505893 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-50590-9_6)
Hermannsson, K. , Lecca, P. and Swales, J. K. (2017) How much does a single graduation cohort from further education colleges contribute to an open regional economy? Spatial Economic Analysis, 12(4), pp. 429-451.(doi: 10.1080/17421772.2017.1316417)
Hermannsson, K. , Lisenkova, K., Lecca, P., McGregor, P. G. and Swales, J. K. (2017) The external benefits of higher education. Regional Studies, 51(7), pp. 1077-1088. (doi: 10.1080/00343404.2016.1172062)
Hermannsson, K. (2016) Economic impact of education: evidence and relevance. In: Wyse, D., Hayward, E.and Pandya, J. (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment [Vol. 2]. Sage: London, pp. 873-893. ISBN 9781446297025
Hermannsson, K. (2016) Beyond intermediates: the role of consumption and commuting in the construction of local input-output tables. Spatial Economic Analysis, 11(3), pp. 315-339.(doi: 10.1080/17421772.2016.1177194)
Hermannsson, K. and Lecca, P. (2016)Human capital in economic development: from labour productivity to macroeconomic impact. Economic Papers, 35(1), pp. 24-36. (doi: 10.1111/1759-3441.12126)
Hermannsson, K. , Lisenkova, K., McGregor, P. and Swales, J. K. (2015)The expenditure impacts of London's Higher Education Institutions: the role of diverse income sources. Studies in Higher Education, 40(9), pp. 1641-1659. (doi: 10.1080/03075079.2014.899338)
Hermannsson, K. and McIntyre, S.(2014) Local consumption and territorial based accounting for CO2 emissions. Ecological Economics, 104, pp. 1-11. (doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.04.020)
Hermannsson, K. , Lisenkova, K., Lecca, P., McGregor, P. and Swales, K.(2014) The regional economic impact of more graduates in the labour market: a “micro-to-macro” analysis for Scotland. Environment and Planning A, 46(2), pp. 471-487. (doi: 10.1068/a45326)
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