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2015 Reykjavik Regional Conference


Join us in Reykjavik for the second ESFL conference in Iceland on the 3rd of October!

Students from Iceland, Scandinavia and other European countries will gather for interesting lectures, fun social events and hopefully a flash of the northern lights.

The general theme of the conference is how freer markets and freer people lead to a more prosperous society and the speakers will be of various sort, including professors, entrepreneurs and journalists. The event is a valuable opportunity to meet and network with like-minded people and aspiring individuals.


Samtök frjálslyndra stúdenta, á vegum European Students for Liberty, bjóða á ráðstefnu í Háskóla Íslands laugardaginn 3. október.

Þema ráðstefnunnar í ár eru frjálsir markaðir og frjálst fólk. Að ráðstefnu lokinni er gestum boðið í mat og teiti í GAMMA.

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Ásgeir Ingvarsson
Asgeir Ingvarsson is a business journalist with the Morgunbladid daily. He graduated from the University of Iceland with a BA in political science, having also studied at the St. Petersburg State University, Russia, and at the Universidad del Salvador, Argentina. Asgeir holds an MSc in comparative politics (politics and markets) from the London School of Ecnomics. Asgeir was a consultant for the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Geneva and sat on the board of directors of the Icelandic Student Loan fund. In 2015 Asgeir was nominated as Startup Journalist of the Year at the Nordic Startup Awards. Asgeir lives a nomadic lifestyle, regularly jumping from country to country, with his husband, dog and cat. They currently make London their base.


Heiðar Guðjónsson
Heiðar Már Guðjónsson is an economist and the chairman of the board of Eykon Energy, an Icelandic oil exploration company and Vodafone Iceland. Heiðar is the managing director of his private investment company Ursus, with offices in Iceland and Switzerland. He is a former managing partner of Novator, a private investment firm managing €7 billion in public and private equity, based in London. Prior to joining Novator Heiðar managed a global macro hedge fund in New York City.


Sigríður Á. Andersen
Sigríður Á. Andersen is as of June 2015 a parliamentarian at the Icelandic parliament, Althing, for the Independence party. Sigríður is a Lawyer. For the past 8 years she has been practicing at one of Iceland’s leading law firm. Prior to that she was a lawyer at the Icelandic Chamber of Commerce, leading policy work and advocating free market ideas. During her law studies she spent one year at Cumplutense university in Madrid, Spain, where she attended a winter long Mises seminar directed by professor Jesús Huerta de Soto. Sigríður was one of the founders of Andriki, a public policy group which has from 1997 published a daily commentary on current politics.


Ragnar Árnason
Ragnar Árnason, born in 1949, graduated in economics and politics from the University 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.


Roderick T. Long
Roderick T. Long (A.B., Harvard 1985; Ph.D., Cornell 1992) is Professor of Philosophy at Auburn University; President of the Molinari Institute; Senior Fellow of the Center for a Stateless Society; editor of The Industrial Radical and Molinari Review; co-editor of the Journal of Ayn Rand Studies; and co-founder of the Alliance of the Libertarian Left. He specialises in ethics, political philosophy (especially anarchist theory), philosophy of social science, and Greek philosophy, and blogs at AAEblog.com.



October 03 2015


Date: 3.10.2015
Time: 11:00 - 18:00
Cost: Free
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Language: English
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University of Iceland

Sæmundargötu 2, Reykjavík, Iceland

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  • 11:00-11:30 - Registration
  • 11:30-11:45 - Opening remarks - Þorsteinn Friðrik & Lukas Schweiger
  • 11:30-12:15 - Ásgeir Ingvarsson - "The Effects of Immigration on Inequality"
  • 12:30-13:15 - Ragnar Árnason - "Markets promote maximum possible liberty (as well as economic well-being)"
  • 13:15-14:00 - Lunch
  • 14:00-14:45 - Sigríður Andersen - "Libertarianism and Politics: Friends or Enemies?"
  • 14:45-15:30 - Roderick T. Long - "How (and Why) to Be a Free-Market Radical Leftist"
  • 15:45-16:30 - Heiðar Már - "The Debts of Today are the Taxes of Tomorrow."