Ragnar Árnason, born in 1949, graduated in economics and politics from theUniversity of Iceland and in economics and econometrics from the London School of Economics before completing his Ph.D. in economics from the University of British Columbia, specializing in the mathematical modelling of fisheries. Dr. Árnason is a Professor of Fisheries Economics at the University of Iceland and the author of many academic papers on fisheries management. He has served on the supervisory board of Iceland’s Central Bank since 2009, as well as the Academic Council of the Research Centre for Innovation and Economic Growth, a free-market think tank. He has been an adviser on fisheries management to governments around the world and to international organisations. In 2011, Ragnar Árnason received the Kjartan Gunnarsson Freedom Prize of the Young Independents for his work to support individual liberties. His work has been influential in the research conducted by SFG, and he is a frequent collaborator and advisor on empirical projects.