Dr. Helga Kristjánsdóttir
 

               
   


Helga Kristjánsdóttir, Ph.D.

University of Iceland
Sćmundargötu 2
101 Reykjavík
Iceland

Phone:  (+354) 525 5117
Mobile: (+354) 848 1718
Fax-nr:  (+354) 552 6806

Web page: http://www.hi.is/~helgakr/                                                                          

E-mail: helgakr@hi.is
Skype: Helga_Kristjansdottir

Biograpy
Dr. Helga Kristjánsdóttir Ph.D. completed an MBA from Boston College USA in 1995, and MS in economics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium in 2000. She obtained Ph.D. in economics at the University of Iceland in 2004, and during her PhD studies worked as a researcher at the Department of Economics at Copenhagen University, at the Centre for Applied Microeconometrics (CAM), and the Economic Policy Research Unit (EPRU). At the University of Copenhagen she participated in a research and training network funded by the European Commission
, with the network title: ''The Analysis of International Capital Markets: Understanding Europe's Role in the Global Economy''.
Helga has worked as an economist and researcher, as well as a stockbroker and in management consultancy.
Her teaching experience includes classes in international economics, international business, statistics and energy economics at undergraduate and graduate levels. Her working experience includes teaching at the University of Iceland, Bifröst University, REYST energy school, and the University of Akureyri.
Helga has been in active research cooperation with international researchers. Her research covers publication of several papers in peer reviewed international journals. Her peer publications are within the framework of International Economics, applying the New Trade Theory and the New Economic Geography to explain international flows of investments and exports, including explanation of tourist flows as indirect exports in national accounts. Helga's areas of expertise are primarily in the aluminum industry, foreign direct investment, and renewable energy. She is also interested in the tourism industry and family economic studies.   


MENNTUN / EDUCATION

2000 – 2004: Ph.D. in Economics, University of Iceland, Iceland.
2001 – 2003: Researcher at EPRU and CAM, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
1999 – 2000: M.S. in Economics, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.
1993 – 1995: M.B.A. Boston College, United States.
1989 – 1992: B.S. in Economics, University of Iceland, Iceland.
1985 – 1989: Junior College Degree, Schola Akureyrensis, Iceland.


BIRTINGAR /
PUBLICATIONS

Lokaritgerđir / Dissertations
• Kristjánsdóttir H. (2004). Ph.D. Dissertation. Determinants of Exports and Foreign Direct Investment in a Small Open Economy. University of Iceland. Prentgarđur, Reykjavík, 186 pages.
• Kristjánsdóttir H. (2000). M.S. Dissertation. Evaluation of Icelandic Trade Flows, the Gravity Model Approach. Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, 46 pages.
• Kristjánsdóttir H. (1992). B.S. Dissertation. Raforkumarkađurinn / The Energy Market. University of Iceland, 64 pages.

Ritrýndar bćkur, alţjóđlegar / Refereed Books, International

• Kristjánsdóttir H. (2015). Sustainable Energy Resources and Economics in Iceland and Greenland. Springer, New York, United States, 82 pages. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-15174-8.
• Kristjánsdóttir H. (2014). Economics and Power-intensive Industries. Springer, Cham, Switzerland. VIII, 77 pages. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-12940-2.

Greinar í ritrýndum bókum, alţjóđlegar / Refereed Book Chapters, International

• Kristjánsdóttir H., Margeirsson Á. (2014). Geothermal Cost and Investment Factors. In: Reedijk, J. (Ed.) Elsevier Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering. Waltham, MA: Elsevier. 21-Jan-15. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.09464-1.
• Kristjánsdóttir H, Margeirsson Á. (2012). Geothermal Cost and Investment Factors, in Comprehensive Renewable Energy, edited by Sayigh A., Volume 7, pp. 259-270. Elsevier, Oxford.

Greinar í ritrýndum tímaritum, alţjóđlegar / Refereed Journal Articles, International

• Kristjánsdóttir H, Óskarsdóttir S. (under review). Do Countries Benefit from Trade-Bloc Membership? Review of International Economics.
• Kristjánsdóttir H. (under review). The Longitude and Latitude of Trading in Tourists. Journal of Rural Studies.
• Kristjánsdóttir H. (under review). What Makes the Nordic Countries so Competitive? World Economy.
• Kristjánsdóttir H. (2016, forthcoming). Foreign Direct Investment in the Hospitality Industry in Iceland and Norway in comparison to the Nordics and a range of other OECD countries. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism
. Vol. 16, Issue 2.
• Kristjánsdóttir H. (2016). Can the Butler’s tourist area cycle of evolution be applied to find the maximum tourism level? A comparison of Norway and Iceland to other OECD countries. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism
. Vol. 16, Issue 1, pages 61-75.
• Kristjánsdóttir H. (2013).  Foreign Direct Investment in a Small Open Economy. Applied Economics Letters. Taylor & Francis. 20(15): 1423-1425.
• Kristjánsdóttir H. (2012). Talking Trade or Talking Aid? Does Investment Substitute for Aid in the Developing Countries? Open Journal of Economic Research. 2(2): 3-20.
• Kristjánsdóttir H. (2012). Substitution between Inward and Outward Foreign Direct Investment. Public and Municipal Finance.  1(2): 23-28.
• Kristjánsdóttir H. (2012). Exports from a Remote Developed Region: Analyzed by an Inverse Hyperbolic Sine Transformation of the Gravity Model. The World Economy. 35(7): 953-966.
• Kristjánsdóttir H. (2012). Knowledge is Power: Knowledge-Capital Model in the Management of Power Intensive Industries. International Journal of Energy Sector Management. 6(1): 91–119.
• Ragnheiđardóttir E, Sigurđardóttir H, Kristjánsdóttir H, Harveyd W. (2011). Opportunities and challenges for CarbFix: An evaluation of capacities and costs for the pilot scale mineralization sequestration project at Hellisheidi, Iceland and beyond. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. 5(4): 1065–1072.
• Kristjánsdóttir H. (2010). Foreign Direct Investment: The Knowledge-Capital Model and a Small Country Case. Scottish Journal of Political Economy. 7(5): 591–614.
• Davies RB, Kristjánsdóttir H. (2010). Fixed Costs, Foreign Direct Investment, and Gravity with Zeros. Review of International Economics
. 18(1): 47–62.
• Davies RB, Ionascu D, Kristjánsdóttir H. (2008). Estimating the Impact of Time-Invariant Variables on FDI with Fixed Effects. Review of World Economics. 144(3): 381-407.

Greinar í ritrýndum ráđstefnuritum / Refereed Conference Proceedings

• Kristjánsdóttir H. (2008). Allocation of Public and Private Goods within the Household. University of Iceland. Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum IX: 255-263.
• Kristjánsdóttir H. (2007). Hot on a Cold Trail: Competitiveness of the Nordic Countries. University of Iceland.  Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum VIII: 269-286.
• Davies RB, Kristjánsdóttir H. (2006). Fixed Costs, Foreign Direct Investment, and Gravity with Zeros. University of Iceland. Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum VII: 281-292.

Greinar í ritstýrđum ráđstefnuritum / Non-Refereed Conference Proceedings

• Kristjánsdóttir H, Óskarsdóttir S. (2012). What Determines the Inflow of Foreign Direct Investment? Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum XIII.
• Kristjánsdóttir H. (2011). Determinants of Household Allocation of Income in Iceland. University of Iceland. Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum XII: 17-22.
• Kristjánsdóttir H. (2010). Government Transfers to Families with Children. University of Iceland. Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum XI: 57-62.
• Sigfúsdóttir S, Kristjánsdóttir H. (2010). Family Consumption and Time Use. University of Iceland. Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum XI: 73-78. Vinnupappírar / Working Papers
• Icelandic Development Assistance a Comparative Assessment with Sverrir Kristján Thorvaldsson. IoES Working Paper Series. University of Iceland. No. W10:05. ISSN 1011-8888. December 2010. 
• Why are the Northern Lights so Bright? What Makes the Nordics so Competitive? IBR Working Paper Series. University of Iceland. No. W08:01. ISSN 1670-7168. April 2008. 
• Exports under the Flicker of the Northern Lights. Economics-E-journal. April 14. 2008
• Determinants of Nordic Competitiveness. SA-Confederation of Icelandic Employers. February 2008.
• Estimating the Impact of Time-Invariant Variables on FDI with Fixed Effects with Ronald Davies and Delia Ionascu. University of Oregon Economics Department Working Papers. No. UO-2007-8. May 2007.
• Talking Trade or Talking Aid? Does Investment Substitute for Aid in the Developing Countries? IoES Working Paper Series. University of Iceland. No. W07:02. ISSN 1011-8888. May 2007. 
• Geysir Víking Land: Saga. IBR Working Paper Series. University of Iceland. No. W07:03. ISSN 1670-7168. May 2007. 
• Substitution between Inward and Outward Foreign Direct Investment. IoES Working Paper Series, University of Iceland. No. W06:12. ISSN 1011-8888. December 2006.
• Evaluation of Icelandic Trade Flows, the Gravity Model Approach. IoES Working Paper Series, University of Iceland. No. W06:11. ISSN 1011-8888. December 2006.
• Fixed Costs, Foreign Direct Investment, and Gravity with Zeros with Ronald Davies. University of Oregon Economics Department Working Papers. University of Oregon. No. UO-2006-17. June 2006.
• A Gravity Model for Exports from Iceland. CAM Working Paper Series, University of Copenhagen. No. 2005-14. September 2005.
• Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Iceland. CAM Working Paper Series, University of Copenhagen. No. 2005-15. September 2005.
• The Knowledge-Capital Model and Small Countries. EPRU Working Paper Series, University of Copenhagen. No. 2005-09. ISSN 0908-7745. September 2005.
• What Drives Sector Allocation of Foreign Direct Investment in Iceland. EPRU Working Paper Series, University of Copenhagen. No. 2005-08. ISSN 0908-7745. September 2005. 

Útdráttur / Abstract
• Kristjánsdóttir H. (2012). The Nordic Countries in an International Comparison. University of Akureyri. 6. Ráđstefnan um rannsóknir á íslensku ţjóđfélagi. Page 18.

Veggspjöld / Posters
Investment in a Small Remote Economy.  University of Iceland. Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum XII. October 28. 2011.
Government Transfers in the Nordic Countries. University of Iceland. Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum XI. October 29. 2010.
Family Consumption and Time Use. University of Iceland. Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum XI. With Sif Sigfúsdóttir. October 29. 2010.
Foreign Direct Investment and the XTFEVD Method Reykjavik Energy. UOOR Conference. May 14. 2010.
Foreign Direct Investment and Fixed Cost Reykjavik Energy. UOOR Conference. May 14. 2010.
Income Allocation of Icelandic Homes and Main Influencing Factors. University of Iceland. Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum X. October 30. 2009.
What Drives Sector Allocation of Foreign Direct Investment? University of Iceland. Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum X. October 30. 2009.
A Gravity Model for Exports from Iceland. University of Iceland. Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum X. October 30. 2009.
Consumption Division of Icelandic Households and Main Determinants. University of Iceland. Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum X. October 30. 2009.
The Latitude and Longitude of Nordic Competitiveness. University of Iceland. Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum IX. October 24. 2008.
Strengths and Weaknesses of Sweden. University of Iceland. Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum IX. October 24. 2008.
Recent Developments in the Norwegian Economy. University of Iceland. Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum IX. October 24. 2008.
Denmark, What Needs Improvement, and What Not? University of Iceland. Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum IX. October 24. 2008.
Finland, Competitiveness Development. University of Iceland. Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum IX. October 24. 2008.
Cool Under Fire? The Icelandic Economy. University of Iceland. Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum IX. October 24. 2008.
Foreign Direct Investment, Culture and Fixed Effects. University of Iceland. Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum VIII. December 7. 2007.
Can FDI Replace AID to Some Degree in the Developing Countries? University of Iceland. Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum VIII. December 7. 2007.
Flow of Foreign Direct Investment into Iceland. University of Iceland. Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum VII. October 27. 2006.

Skráđar tilvitnanir / Cited References
• Total of 25 citations on the ISI Web of Knowledge as of April 8, 2016.

 

 

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Picture 1: Ph.D. Dissertation
Determinants of Exports and Foreign Direct Investment in a Small Open Economy.
 

  
Picture 2 a and b: The day of my PhD defense, June 16th 2004.
From left: The University Rector Dr. Páll Skúlason, the Supervising Committee Chairman Dr. Thorvaldur Gylfason, Dr. Gylfi Magnússon Opponant, myself, Dr. Helgi Tómasson Supervisor, Dr. Keith Head Opponant, Dr. Ronald Davies Supervisor, and Dr. Ágúst Einarsson Business and Economic Faculty Dean of the University of Iceland.
 


Picture 3: Introducing Sala-I-Martin at the University of Iceland.
I organized the visit of Sala-I-Martin to Iceland. He presented The Global Competitiveness Report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) at our Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Iceland. June 6th 2008.


Picture 4: Together with my students at Reykjavik Energy Graduate School of Sustainable Systems, REYST. Visting a power plant by Electrical Station at Reykjanes (Hitaveita Suđurnesja). August 19th 2008.