Icelandic Research Centre for Innovation and Economic Growth
|Icelandic Research Centre for Innovation and Economic Growth|
|founded in the year||2012|
|address||Fákafeni 11,108 Reykjavik, Iceland|
|number of employees||4|
|Networks||New Direction Foundation|
|Presence of Think Tank affiliates in the various fieldsWe try to capture where people affiliated with a Think Tank - affiliates are employees, members of the advisory and supervisory board etc. - are present: if they write in the media, teach in universities or work for another Think Tank. The chart down below shows in which fields the affiliates are present. Every presence is counted once.|
|People n = 7|
|Presences n = 15|
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|Kind of activities of Think Tank affiliatesWe try to capture where people affiliated with a Think Tank - affiliates are employees, members of the advisory and supervisory board etc. - are present: if they write in the media, teach in universities or work for another Think Tank. The chart down below shows which kind of activities the affiliates conduct. Every presence is counted once.|
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The following coordinate was not recognized: 64.135338;-21.89521.The following coordinate was not recognized: 64.135338;-21.89521. The Icelandic Research Centre for Innovation and Economic Growth conducts research on economic growth and innovation. It maintains close ties with the Mont Pelerin Society. In 2005 a meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society took place in Iceland. This event was organized by Gissurarson, Hannes, who, today, sits in the think tank's advisory board. Runolfsson, Birgir Thor, member of the advisory board also attended this meeting. In 2012 Hauksson, Gisli, Gissurarson, Hannes and Ketilsson, Fridbjorn Orriattened a Mont Pelerin Society meeting in Prag. According to blog entries on the website of the think tank we can guess that the founding year was 2012.
Organizational Structure and Funding
The supervisory board and the adviory board of the Icelandic Research Centre for Innovation and Economic Growth have three members each. There is no information regarding the center's financial resources.
Fákafeni 11,108 Reykjavik, Iceland
People leading the Think Tank in the day to day business (CEOs, directorates etc.).
- Gisli Hauksson, Chairman of Board of Directors
- Jonas Sigurgeirsson, Board of Directors and Managing Director
People working for the Think Tank (Fellows etc.). This includes also part-time employees.
- Fridbjorn Orri Ketilsson, Webmaster
People advising the Think Tank (mainly in scientific questions)
Working mode, goals
The center explores how innovation and economic growth can be boosted or hampered. Its research focus is to find out how independent individuals can improve their wellbeing through sponateous interaction and free trade.
Cooperations with Think Tanks
- Mont Pelerin Society
- New Direction - The Foundation for European Reform
- Heritage Foundation
- Cato Institute
- Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
- Adam Smith Institute
- Atlas Economic Research Foundation Network
- Centre for Political Studies (CEPOS)
- Millenium Institute
- Centre for Social and Economic Research (RSE)
Think Tanks that claim to cooperate with the Icelandic Research Centre for Innovation and Economic Growth
While the section above shows Think Tanks the Icelandic Research Centre for Innovation and Economic Growth claims to cooperate with, the list below shows Think Tanks that claim to cooperate with the Icelandic Research Centre for Innovation and Economic Growth.
Cooperations with Non-Think Tanks
We used the DGs of the EU to generate a basic list of topics. This list is going to be steadily extended. However we try to preserve a persistent list of topics.
- Financial Programming and the Budget
- Maritime affairs and fisheries/Agriculture and rural development
- Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud
- Environment/Climate Action
- Contemporary History/Politics of History, Theory, Clash of Ideas
So far, three publication have been published by the center: one publication on the history of communism in Iceland, one on the conflict between Iceland, the Netherlands and Great Britain against the background of the bank crash, and one novel. On 22 September 2012, a conference took place on the topic “Europe of the Victims: Remembering the Crimes of Communism”. In October 2012, the Icelandic Research Centre for Innovation and Economic Growth organized a conference on "Fisheries: Sustainable and Profitable” together with the University of Iceland. Furthermore, the think tank organized a series of event on the topic "Iceland’s Future in Europe".