I am an Assistant Professor of Finance at Copenhagen Business School, a research fellow at the Danish Finance Institute, a research affiliate at CEPR, and a CEPR Household Finance Network Member. I received my Ph.D. from the Stockholm School of Economics in 2014 and was a visiting student at UC Berkeley 2012-2014.
My main areas of research are household finance, behavioral finance, consumer credit, sustainable finance, and labor and finance.
My research projects often involve collaboration with private firms, e.g., to obtain experimental evidence that can be merged with observational data. A unifying theme in my research is the application of detailed individual-level panel data to answer important questions regarding the financial lives of individuals and households and how their decisions can affect individual's and society's welfare.
I am also a member of the Icelandic fiscal policy council, and I previously worked for a Parliamentary Special Investigation Commission looking into the causes and events leading up to the fall of the Icelandic banking sector in 2008. Prior to that I worked in the banking sector and for the Central Bank of Iceland.
I also take on consultancy projects within economics and finance, for both public and private enterprises, where I leverage academic rigor and practical experience to real-world challenges.
For more information, please see my curriculum vitae.