Dr Kristinn Hermannsson
School of Education, Glasgow
Kristinn joined the School of Education in October 2013.
Born and raised in 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. He 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.
Kristinn 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.