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Katrín Ólafsdóttir, Assistant Professor

School:School of Social Sciences / Department of Business Administration 
Location:Main Building, Úranus 
Phone:5996421 
Email:katrinoru.is 
Website:http://www.ru.is/starfsfolk/katrino
http://www.ru.is/haskolinn/starfsfolk/katrino

Curriculum Vitae

CV is available on my linkedin page www.linkedin.com/in/katrin-olafsdottir-43088611/ or upon request by emailing katrino@ru.is.


Education

Ph.D. in Labour Economics, 2009, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

M.A. in Labour Economics, 1991. Minor in Resource Economics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

A.B. (Advanced Bachelor´s) in Economics, 1987. Minor in mathematics, Occidental College, Los Angeles, California.


Career

From 2012, External member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Iceland.

From 2006, Assistant Professor Reykjavik University, Reykjavik, Iceland.

2003-2006, Adjunct, Reykjavik University, Reykjavik, Iceland.

2002 - 2003, Economist, Landsbankinn Research, National Bank of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. 

1999 - 2002, Head of Forecasting, National Economic Institute, Reykjavik, Iceland. 

1998 - 1999, Economist, National Economic Institute, Reykjavik, Iceland. 

1991 - 1998   Economist, Economics Department, Ministry of Finance, Reykjavik, Iceland.

1988, Economist, Pasadena Research Institute, Pasadena, California. 

Summer 1986 and Summer 1987, Economist, Economics Department, Central Bank of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.

RU teaching record

2019-3V-342-APECApplied project in Economics
2019-1E-604-BSC2BSc Thesis II
2019-1V-733-ILECInternational and labour economics
2019-1V-204-MAIIMathematics II
2019-1V-221-LAECLabour Economics
2018-3E-504-BSC1BSc Thesis I
2018-3V-699-RITGBSc-Thesis
2018-3V-342-APECApplied project in Economics
2018-1E-604-BSC2BSc Thesis II
2018-1V-733-ILECInternational and labour economics
2018-1V-204-MAIIMathematics II
2018-1V-221-LAECLabour Economics
2017-3E-504-BSC1BSc Thesis I
2017-1V-733-ILECInternational and labour economics
2017-1V-204-MAIIMathematics II
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Teaching outside RU

See CV.


Research

One of my current research topics is to see how Icelandic employers responded to the economic crisis that started in 2008, i.e. how does a flexible labor market respond when a crisis hits and how do they return to normal operations. I am also developing further topics from my dissertation, where I studied wages within the public sector in Iceland and applied the theory of unions to wage data to determine the efficiency of collective bargaining. Furthermore, I have done a few experiments in behavioral economics.

 


Honours and grants

Grant from Rannís, Icelandic Centre for Research, Gender Equality and the Economy: Policies, Trends and Impact, Co-applicant, January 2014.

Grant from the Equal Opportunity Fund for research, The well-being of unemployed individuals by gender, Co-applicant, October 2013.

Grant from Edvard Sigurdsson Memorial Fund, Downsizing methods used by Icelandic companies, May 2011.

Grant from Edvard Sigurdsson Memorial Fund to publish part of PhD dissertation, May 2007.

Nominated for Omicron Delta Epsilon, International Honor Society in Economics, May 1988.

 

Letter of Commendation from the Department of Economics at Occidental College, May 1988.


Subject field

Labor Economics, General Economic Outlook and Macroconomic Forecasting, Public Economics.

Business relations

See CV.


Services

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Publications

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Other

Interview on Sky News, February 21, 2009.