Hilmar Þór Hilmarsson Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Hilmar Þór Hilmarsson

University of Akureyri

Hilmar Þór Hilmarsson is a Professor at the University of Akureyri, School of Business and Science. He served as a Specialist and Coordinator with the World Bank Group in Washington, DC from 1990 to 1995, at the World Bank office in Riga from 1999 to 2003 and the World Bank office in Hanoi from 2003 to 2006. From 1995 to 1999 he served as a Special Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs in Iceland. Dr Hilmarsson has published over 70 scholarly articles and book chapters.


1992 Ph.D. in Public Administration and Economic Development, The American University, Washington, D.C.
1989 M.A. Advanced Certificate in Applied Economic Analysis. Field of specialization: International Economics and International Trade, New York University.
1989 M.A. in Economics, New York University.
1987 Cand. Oecon. in Economics, University of Iceland.

Professor Hilmarsson has lectured and made presentations at more than 30 universities in Europe and the USA, including the American University in Washington, DC, Aalborg University, Cornell University, Georgetown University, the Stockholm School of Economics, the University of California Berkeley, the University of California Los Angeles, the University of Latvia, the University of Mauritius, the University of Porto, the University of Tartu, the University of Washington, Vytautas Magnus University, the University of York, and Yale University. He has travelled to about 60 countries.

Professor Hilmarsson has held visiting appointments at several top universities in the USA and Europe. He was a Visiting Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics during the fall semester 2013, a Visiting Scholar at the University of Washington in Seattle in the spring semester 2014, a Visiting Professor at Cornell University during the fall semester 2015, a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley during the fall semester 2016, a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge during the fall semester 2017 and a Visiting Professor at the at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece during the spring semester 2018. Dr. Hilmarsson is currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Macroeconomics, Development Economics, International Financial Institutions, International Trade and Finance, Emerging Markets, Small States.


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