29 May 2015

Presentation on lessons from households‘ experience with financial liberalisation and crisis

Thorvardur Tjorvi Olafsson

Thorvardur Tjörvi Ólafsson, Senior Economist at the Central Bank of Iceland, recently gave a presentation at a conference held by Lund University in Sweden, the Research Council of Norway, and the Norwegian National Institute for Consumer Research (SIFO) at the Pufendorf Institute in Lund. The title of the conference was Consumption, Credit, Health and Welfare but Thorvardur Tjörvi’s presentation was part of the session on Financialisation and Welfare – A Nordic Perspective.

The focus of his presentation was on the lessons from Icelandic households’ experience in the aftermath of the rapid and excessive financial market liberalisation and its resulting financial crisis.

The slides from the presentation can be accessed here:

Thorvardur Tjorvi Olafsson: Lessons from Icelandic households' risky ride on the credit carousel. Lund, 22 May 2015.pdf