Helgi Tómasson

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BACKGROUND Major depressive disorder is the second leading cause of disability-adjusted life-years in developed regions of the world and antidepressants are the third-ranking therapy class worldwide. AIMS To test the public health impact of the escalating sales of antidepressants. METHOD Nationwide data from Iceland are used as an example to study the(More)
Public health issues, medical and socio-demographics, related to use of psychotropic medications and to increasing sale of antidepressants and hypnotics need to be explored. The aim of this study was to investigate the use of antidepressants, tranquillizers and sedatives nationally and its connection with health and demographic factors, by comparing: 1)(More)
Founded in 1963 by two prominent Austrians living in exile – the sociologist Paul F. Lazarsfeld and the economist Oskar Morgenstern – with the financial support from the Ford Foundation, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and the City of Vienna, the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) is the first institution for postgraduate education and research(More)
  • Helga Kristjánsdóttir, Martin Browning, Mette Ejrnaes, Þorvaldur Gylfason, Ronald Davies, Guðbjörn Freyr Jónsson +1 other
  • 2005
This paper applies a gravity model to examine the determinants of Ice-landic exports. The model specifications tested allow for sector and trade bloc estimation. Also, a combination of an export ratio and a gravity model is tested, as well as marine product subsamples. The estimates are based on panel data on exports from 4 sectors, to 16 countries, over a(More)
  • Thorvaldur Gylfason, Stockholm Richard, M Auty, Tryggvi Thor Herbertsson, Helgi Tómasson, Gylfi Zoega
  • 2000
Economic growth since 1965 has varied inversely with the share of natural capital in national wealth across countries. Four main channels of transmission from abundant natural resources to stunted economic development are discussed: (a) the Dutch disease, (b) rent seeking, (c) overconfidence, and (d) neglect of education. Public expenditure on education(More)
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