Ragnar Hjalmarsson is a Doctoral Candidate at the Hertie School of Governance. His research centers on how democratic political institutions respond to economic collapse. Concretely, 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 Hertie, Ragnar worked for the international Monetary Fund, the peacebuilding organization 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 DAAD.