Ragnar Hjalmarsson is a PhD researcher at the Hertie School. His research centers on how democratic political institutions respond to economic collapse. Concretely, it focuses on the range of paths taken by Iceland, Ireland and Greece in their use of transitional justice mechanisms such as truth reports, trials, reparations and constitutional reform. Prior to joining the Hertie School, Ragnar worked for the International Monetary Fund, the peacebuilding organisation Conciliation Resources and, prior to that, for the Icelandic foreign service. He holds degrees from the LSE and the University of Iceland. His research is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Main supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christian Joerges