He is the author of a forthcoming Searching Finance book Bad Economics explaining the causes of Iceland's economic collapse and assessing where next...
Up until now Olafur has been blogging only in his native icelandic, however posts will now be appearing in english as well.
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Here's some more about Olafur (his own words)
'' Some people would call me young. When I was even younger, I was studying BSc economics at the University of Iceland. I graduated in May 2008. My final dissertation was a 25k word dissertation about the comparisons between the Icelandic banks and the Scandinavians. My final conclusion: despite some possible liquidity problems, the Icelandic banks seemed fine in comparison with their Nordic peers. Six months later I, and many other people, was proven awesomely wrong. What I had learned in my undergrad studies crashed in front of me and left me with a feeling of being completely lost. Something wasn't right.