Dr Kristinn Hermannsson

Dr Kristinn Hermannsson

  • Lecturer in Educational Economics (Robert Owen Centre)

Biography

Kristinn joined the School of Education in October 2013. Born and raised in the Westfjords of Iceland, like the vast majority of the population of Iceland, he attended local state schools. He is a graduate of Reykjavik University (BSc), Maastricht University (MSc) and the University of Strathclyde (MSc with distinction, PhD). Prior to joining the University of Glasgow, he was a Research Associate with the Fraser of Allander Institute in the Department of Economics at the University of Strathclyde. Prior to joining academia Kristinn was a policy analyst with the Icelandic National Audit Office and a reporter for the regional newspaper Bæjarins Besta (www.bb.is).

Research interests

 

My broad research interest is in the overall economic impact of education, as encompassing market and non-market, public and private effects. This has several incarnations. A particular interest of mine is using Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models to simulate the links between education and the wider economy, in both low and high income countries. This type of analysis lends itself to any stage of education, but my primary focus has been on higher and further education. Furthermore, I've worked extensively on using input-output approaches to analyse the demand impacts of education institutions and associated student populations. The focus has been on re-examining some of the traditional assumptions in order to explicitly acknowledge displacement as well as expenditure impacts and how these are modified through a public sector budget constraint. Applications include urban and rural settings as well interregional analysis.

In my modelling work I draw on a wide range of evidence typically obtained from micro-level datasets. Therefore I have become increasingly interested in how that evidence base can be expanded, such as through combining administrative data and large scale publicly available datasets. Another emerging interest is the role of financial and social circumstances in shaping decisions about participation and attainment and life outcomes. Furthermore, as someone with a background in regional economics, I am keen to explore the role of access for participation in formal education and the spatial sorting of graduates. In particular, I'm interested in comparing further and higher education in this regards.

I would be happy to consider research collaborations within any of the fields mentioned above. Please send me an e-mail if you wish to discuss. For a more detailed overview of my publications, including working papers, please see my REPEC profile: http://ideas.repec.org/f/phe250.html

 

Grants

  • Adam Smith Research Foundation, University of Glasgow: The great recession and changes in the migration behaviour of university students: The socioeconomic distribution of personal impacts and life-prospects
  • Economic and Social Research Council, Impact Acceleration Account: Education and international development: Decision making based on economic models and the post-MDG agenda
  • Icelandic International Development Agency: The Economic Impact of Higher Education in a Developing Country

Supervision

I welcome inquiries and applications from potential research students who share any of my research interests. This would include, for example, topics relating to economic aspects of the education system and institutions, as well as quantitative analysis of the economic and social impacts of education. I am happy to supervise students working in the context of high as well as low income countries.

 

Current research students:

 

  • Elizabeth Cole: "The role of computational thinking in shaping children's school outcomes"
  • Amal Al-Qarshoubi: "Determinants of staff retention in Omani higher education"
  • Ian Beach: "Do inspection regimes impact student outcomes at further education colleges in Scotland"
  • Shona Taylor: "Lessons from previous attainment initiatives to inform the current wave of attainment challenges"
  • Yue Song: "Children of migrant workers in urban high schools: An analysis of the dual role of education"

Teaching

 

  • MSc Education Public Policy and Equity in the School of Education (programme leader)
  • Policy Enquiry and Decision Making A EDUC5249 (course leader)
  • Introduction to Educational and Social Research EDUC5249
  • Education and Society

 

Additional information

 

Kristinn has carried out commissioned research for the British Council, the Tripartite Group on Higher Education in Scotland, Glasgow Economic Commission and the David Hume Institute. He was awarded the prize for the best paper by an early career scholar at the 40th Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association International British and Irish Section (2011) and  the first price in the OPEN DAYS Early Career Research Competition (2012), organised by the Regional Studies Association and the European Union‘s Committee of the Regions. As of 2013 Kristinn is the secretary of the British and Irish section of the Regional Science Association International.

 

Publications

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2017

Hermannsson, K. (2017) The education sector in Scotland. In: Gibb, K., MacLennan, D., McNulty, D. and Comerford, M. (eds.) The Scottish Economy: A Living Book. Routledge. ISBN 9781138960916 (In Press)

Hermannsson, K., Lecca, P. and Swales, J. K. (2017) How much does a single graduation cohort from further education colleges contribute to an open regional economy? Spatial Economic Analysis, (doi:10.1080/17421772.2017.1316417) (Early Online Publication)

Hermannsson, K. (2017) Higher Education Systems and Institutions, Iceland. In: Shin, J. C. and Teixeira, P. (eds.) Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions. Springer. ISBN 9789401795531 (doi:10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_371-1)

Hermannsson, K., Lisenkova, K., Lecca, P., McGregor, P. G. and Swales, J. K. (2017) The external benefits of higher education. Regional Studies, 51(7), pp. 1077-1088. (doi:10.1080/00343404.2016.1172062)

van Leeuwen, E., Clarke, G., Hermannsson, K. and Swales, K. (2017) Potentials and prospects for micro-macro modelling in regional science. In: Jackson, R. and Schaeffer, P. (eds.) Regional Research Frontiers. Springer, pp. 105-123. ISBN 9783319505893 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-50590-9_6)

2016

Hermannsson, K. (2016) Beyond intermediates: the role of consumption and commuting in the construction of local input-output tables. Spatial Economic Analysis, 11(3), pp. 315-339. (doi:10.1080/17421772.2016.1177194)

Hermannsson, K. and Lecca, P. (2016) Human capital in economic development: from labour productivity to macroeconomic impact. Economic Papers, 35(1), pp. 24-36. (doi:10.1111/1759-3441.12126)

Hermannsson, K. (2016) Economic impact of education: evidence and relevance. In: Wyse, D., Hayward, E. and Pandya, J. (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment [Vol. 2]. Sage: London, pp. 873-893. ISBN 9781446297025

2015

Hermannsson, K., Lisenkova, K., McGregor, P. and Swales, J. K. (2015) The expenditure impacts of London's Higher Education Institutions: the role of diverse income sources. Studies in Higher Education, 40(9), pp. 1641-1659. (doi:10.1080/03075079.2014.899338)

Hall, S., Lowden, K., Wardle, G., Watters, N., Hermannsson, K., Friel, N., Hermannsson, K., Renfrewshire Council, and Macmillan-Currie, J. (2015) Renfrewshire Families First Evaluation. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

2014

Hermannsson, K. and McIntyre, S. (2014) Local consumption and territorial based accounting for CO2 emissions. Ecological Economics, 104, pp. 1-11. (doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.04.020)

Hermannsson, K., McGregor, P. and Swales, K. (2014) Consumption Expenditures in Economic Impact Studies: An Application to University Students. Project Report. University of Strathclyde.

Hermannsson, K., Lisenkova, K., Lecca, P., McGregor, P. and Swales, K. (2014) The regional economic impact of more graduates in the labour market: a “micro-to-macro” analysis for Scotland. Environment and Planning A, 46(2), pp. 471-487. (doi:10.1068/a45326)

2013

Hermannsson, K. (2013) Expenditure impacts of higher education institutions and their spatial distribution: Glasgow city region v the rest of Scotland. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 37(1), pp. 74-81.

Hermannsson, K., Lisenkova, K., McGregor, P.G. and Swales, J.K. (2013) The expenditure impacts of individual higher education institutions and their students on the Scottish economy under a regional government budget constraint: homogeneity or heterogeneity? Environment and Planning A, 45(3), pp. 710-727. (doi:10.1068/a45233)

Hermannsson, K., Lisenkova, K., McGregor, P. G. and Swales, J. K. (2013) 'Policy Scepticism' and the impact of Scottish higher education institutions (HEIs) on their host region: accounting for regional budget constraints under devolution. Regional Studies, 48(2), pp. 400-417. (doi:10.1080/00343404.2012.697139)

2010

Hermannsson, K. and Swales, K. (2010) Capturing the Overall Economic Impacts of HEIs. Project Report. The Scottish Government, Glasgow, UK.

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Number of items: 17.

Articles

Hermannsson, K., Lecca, P. and Swales, J. K. (2017) How much does a single graduation cohort from further education colleges contribute to an open regional economy? Spatial Economic Analysis, (doi:10.1080/17421772.2017.1316417) (Early Online Publication)

Hermannsson, K., Lisenkova, K., Lecca, P., McGregor, P. G. and Swales, J. K. (2017) The external benefits of higher education. Regional Studies, 51(7), pp. 1077-1088. (doi:10.1080/00343404.2016.1172062)

Hermannsson, K. (2016) Beyond intermediates: the role of consumption and commuting in the construction of local input-output tables. Spatial Economic Analysis, 11(3), pp. 315-339. (doi:10.1080/17421772.2016.1177194)

Hermannsson, K. and Lecca, P. (2016) Human capital in economic development: from labour productivity to macroeconomic impact. Economic Papers, 35(1), pp. 24-36. (doi:10.1111/1759-3441.12126)

Hermannsson, K., Lisenkova, K., McGregor, P. and Swales, J. K. (2015) The expenditure impacts of London's Higher Education Institutions: the role of diverse income sources. Studies in Higher Education, 40(9), pp. 1641-1659. (doi:10.1080/03075079.2014.899338)

Hermannsson, K. and McIntyre, S. (2014) Local consumption and territorial based accounting for CO2 emissions. Ecological Economics, 104, pp. 1-11. (doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.04.020)

Hermannsson, K., Lisenkova, K., Lecca, P., McGregor, P. and Swales, K. (2014) The regional economic impact of more graduates in the labour market: a “micro-to-macro” analysis for Scotland. Environment and Planning A, 46(2), pp. 471-487. (doi:10.1068/a45326)

Hermannsson, K. (2013) Expenditure impacts of higher education institutions and their spatial distribution: Glasgow city region v the rest of Scotland. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 37(1), pp. 74-81.

Hermannsson, K., Lisenkova, K., McGregor, P.G. and Swales, J.K. (2013) The expenditure impacts of individual higher education institutions and their students on the Scottish economy under a regional government budget constraint: homogeneity or heterogeneity? Environment and Planning A, 45(3), pp. 710-727. (doi:10.1068/a45233)

Hermannsson, K., Lisenkova, K., McGregor, P. G. and Swales, J. K. (2013) 'Policy Scepticism' and the impact of Scottish higher education institutions (HEIs) on their host region: accounting for regional budget constraints under devolution. Regional Studies, 48(2), pp. 400-417. (doi:10.1080/00343404.2012.697139)

Book Sections

Hermannsson, K. (2017) The education sector in Scotland. In: Gibb, K., MacLennan, D., McNulty, D. and Comerford, M. (eds.) The Scottish Economy: A Living Book. Routledge. ISBN 9781138960916 (In Press)

Hermannsson, K. (2017) Higher Education Systems and Institutions, Iceland. In: Shin, J. C. and Teixeira, P. (eds.) Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions. Springer. ISBN 9789401795531 (doi:10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_371-1)

van Leeuwen, E., Clarke, G., Hermannsson, K. and Swales, K. (2017) Potentials and prospects for micro-macro modelling in regional science. In: Jackson, R. and Schaeffer, P. (eds.) Regional Research Frontiers. Springer, pp. 105-123. ISBN 9783319505893 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-50590-9_6)

Hermannsson, K. (2016) Economic impact of education: evidence and relevance. In: Wyse, D., Hayward, E. and Pandya, J. (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment [Vol. 2]. Sage: London, pp. 873-893. ISBN 9781446297025

Research Reports or Papers

Hall, S., Lowden, K., Wardle, G., Watters, N., Hermannsson, K., Friel, N., Hermannsson, K., Renfrewshire Council, and Macmillan-Currie, J. (2015) Renfrewshire Families First Evaluation. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Hermannsson, K., McGregor, P. and Swales, K. (2014) Consumption Expenditures in Economic Impact Studies: An Application to University Students. Project Report. University of Strathclyde.

Hermannsson, K. and Swales, K. (2010) Capturing the Overall Economic Impacts of HEIs. Project Report. The Scottish Government, Glasgow, UK.

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