Professor emeritus of economics. Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Iceland.
Universtiy address: Department of Economics
University of Iceland
Oddi, 101 Reykjavík
Home address : Strandagergaard
Strandagergaardsvej 5, Gelstrup
4500 Nykøbing Sjælland
Mobil: (45) 26194832
Family : Married to Lisa von Schmalensee, mag. art.
Four daugthers from previous marrage : Hanna Valdís, Arndís, Margrét, Hulda Kristín.
1957-59 Studies in economics, statistics and English at Stockholm University .
1961 Fil.kand. from Uppsala University
1965 Fil.lic. from Uppsala University.
1965 Special student in Economics at M.I.T., Cambridge, USA
1969 Fil.dr. from Uppsala University.
Current research interests:
Risk management, economic policy, public finance.
Main positions held:
1961-68 Lecturer at Uppsala University.
1968-2007 Professor of Economics, University of Iceland .
1969-71 Dean of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.
1976-2002 Board of Directors of the Nordic Investment Bank.
1976-2007 Appeals Committee on Real Estate.
1979-85 President of the University of Iceland.
1986-1994 Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Iceland.
1986-2000 Chairman of the Union of Professors.
1987-1993 Member of the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
of the Icelandic Council of Science. Chairman since1991.
1989-1995 Director of the Institute of Economics at the University of Iceland.
1990-2002 Board of Research in Energy Economics under the Nordic Council.
1992-1994 Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.
1994-2004 Board of Toyota Iceland.
1997-2002 Member of the Executive Council of the Lutheran Church of Iceland.
1999-2004 Committee on Evaluation of Some Aspects of the Danish Financial Supervision.
1999-2001 Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.
2001-2006 Vice Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.
2001-2005 Member of grants committee of Christianity Anniverary Fund.
2002-2006 Board of Artic Trucks Norge.
2002-2009 Nordic Tax Research Council.
2007 -2009 Member of Grants Committee of Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.