Speakers

Daniel W. Bromley

Daniel W. Bromley

Daniel W. Bromley is Anderson-Bascom Professor of applied economics (Emeritus) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Between 2009 and 2013 he was an Adjunct Professor at Humboldt University in Berlin. He is listed in Who’s Who in Economics. He is a Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, and of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. In 2012 he received the Reimar Lüst Prize from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. He recently received the Veblen-Commons Award from the Association for Evolutionary Economics. He has been the editor of the journal LAND ECONOMICS since 1974.

He has served on the Ocean Studies Board of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and participated in four separate studies conducted by the Academy’s National Research Council. He was a member of the Academy’s special panel on America’s Climate Choices. He has been a fisheries advisor to the State of Alaska, and to the Swedish Parliament. He served for 3 years as the founding Chair of the U.S. Federal Advisory Committee on Marine Protected Areas. Professor Bromley has worked and lectured in over 25 countries. He was an economic advisor to the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in the latter stages of the civil war in Sudan. More recently he designed and supervised the development of an economic recovery strategy in Iraq. Most recently, he has served as an advisor to the Government of the Faroe Islands on reform of fisheries policy.

Professor Bromley has written almost 100 journals articles, over 60 book chapters, and written or edited 15 books, including: (1) Economic Interests and Institutions: Conceptual Foundations of Public Policy; (2) Environment and Economy: Property Rights and Public Policy; (3) The Handbook of Environmental Economics; (4) Economics, Ethics, and Environmental Policy; (5) Institutions and the Environment; and (6) Sufficient Reason: Volitional Pragmatism and the Meaning of Economic Institutions. His latest book, written with Juha Hiedanpää, is entitled Environmental Heresies: The Quest for Reasonable (Palgrave/Macmillan).

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Ragnar Arnason

Ragnar Arnason is a professor of fisheries economics at the University of Iceland. Having received a M.Sc. degree in mathematical economics and econometrics from the London School of Economics in 1977, he was awarded a Ph.D degree in of natural resource economics from the University of British Columbia in 1984. 

Since becoming a professor in 1988, Arnason has primarily conducted his research in the area fisheries economics and fisheries management where he has a publication record of over 170 scientific articles and several books. In recent years, his research has primarily been in fisheries enforcement, fisheries rents, community fisheries management and the evolution of global fisheries and fisheries management. Among other things, he was one of three authors of the World Bank/FAO study the Sunken Billions (2009) and is currently engaged in the update of this global assessment of fisheries. 

Professor Arnason has been a visiting scholar in a number of universities and research institutes in America and Europe. He has participated in many international research projects including six major European Union research projects and several Nordic and North American ones. He has been on the board of several business enterprises and is currently on the board of the Central Bank of Iceland. He has served on the board of IIFET (the International Institute of Fisheries and Trade) and was the chairman of the Institute of Economic Studies at the University of Iceland for over two decades. 

Professor Arnason has advised the Icelandic government extensively on fisheries and other matters and was instrumental in developing the country’s ITQ system in the 1980s. He has also provided advice on fisheries management and environmental issues to the governments of several countries in Europe, America, Africa and Asia in a private capacity or working for the World Bank, FAO, United Nations University Fisheries Training Programme, ICEIDA and the Nordic Investment Bank.