In Icelandic 

   
 

       

   
                     
 

  Dr. Helga Kristjánsdóttir

                   
   

 


 

Helga Kristjánsdóttir, Ph.D.
Postbox 32 Gimli
University of Iceland
Sćmundargötu 2
101 Reykjavík
Iceland

Phone: (+354) 848 1718
Fax: (+354) 552 6806

Web page: http://www.hi.is/~helgakr/                                                                          
E-mail:
helgakr@hi.is
Skype: Helga_Kristjansdottir

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RESEARCH INTERESTS
International Trade and Investment, Power Intensive Industries, Geography, Family Economics.
 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
2000 – 2004: Ph.D. in Economics, University of Iceland, Iceland.
Ph.D. Dissertation: Determinants of Exports and Foreign Direct Investment in a Small Open Economy.
2001 – 2003: Visiting Scholar 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.


WORKING EXPERIENCE

2004 – present: Research Position, University of Iceland.
1997 – 1999: Economist, Iceland Telecom Ltd.
1996 – 1997: Economist, The Economic Development Fund of Southern Iceland.
1995 – 1996: Trader and Consultant, VIB Islandsbanki Securities Ltd.
1994: Economist, Ministry of Finance in Iceland.
1993: Economist, Ministry of Agriculture in Iceland.
 

MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
2009 – present: Member of the International Association for Energy Economics IAEE.
2009 – present:
Peer Reviewer, European Science Foundation.
2008
– present: Member of the GEOthermal Research Group GEORG.
2008 – present:
Academic Council. School for Renewable Energy Science RES.
2007 – present: Academic Council. Reykjavik Energy Graduate School of Sustainable Systems REYST.
20082009: Board. Foreign Affairs Committee of the Icelandic Independence Party.
2008 – 2009: Steering Committee. Funding Campaign, University of Iceland.
2008 – 2009: Steering Committee. Policy Project Cooperation between the University of Iceland and Iceland Telecom. 
1997 – 2001: Board. The Icelandic International Development Agency ICEIDA.
1998 – 2000: Board. Young Atlantic Treaty Association in Iceland.
1995 – 1997: Board. National Youth Organization, Icelandic Independence Party.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Interdisciplinary Project Course M-6 REY204F REYST energy university. Spring 2011. Graduate level (In English)
Introduction to Energy Economics M-4 REY103F REYST energy university. Fall 2010 (supervisor) Graduate level (In English)
Interdisciplinary Project Course M-6 REY204F REYST energy university. Spring 2010. Graduate level (In English)
Introduction to Energy Economics M-4 REY103F REYST energy university. Fall 2009 (supervisor)  Graduate level (In English)
Interdisciplinary Project Course M-6 REY204F REYST energy university. Spring 2009. Graduate level (In English)
Introductory Field Trip M-1 REYST energy university. Fall 2008 (supervisor & teaching) Graduate level (In English) 
Introduction to Energy Economics M-4 REY103F REYST energy university. Fall 2008 (supervisor) Graduate level (In English) 
Economic Seminars 04.53.20 University of Iceland. Spring 2008 Undergraduate level                      
International Economic Issues 302.3.0.AHAG Bifrost University. Fall 2007 Undergraduate level (In English)
International Economics 04.53.01 University of Iceland. Fall 2007 Undergraduate level
Research Techniques RAA3105 University of Akureyri. Fall 2007 Graduate level  
Statistics 04.51.04 University of Iceland. Fall 2005 Undergraduate level
Economics10.09.61 University of Iceland. Fall 2005 Undergraduate level


PUBLICATIONS
• E. Ragnheiđardóttir, H. Sigurđardóttir, H. Kristjánsdóttir, and W. Harveyd (forthcoming). Opportunities and challenges for CarbFix: An evaluation of capacities and costs for the pilot scale mineralizations equestration project at Hellisheidi, Iceland and beyond. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control.
• H. Kristjánsdóttir, and Á. Margeirsson (forthcoming). Geothermal Revenue and Costs - Generation, Construction and Equipment Sales, in Comprehensive Renewable Energy, ed. Thorsteinn Ingi Sigfusson, Elsevier, London.
H. Kristjánsdóttir (forthcoming). Substitution Between Inward and Outward Foreign Direct Investment, Outward Foreign Direct Investment- the Fruits of Liberalization. Bangalore: The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (Icfai) University Press.
• H. Kristjánsdóttir (2010) Foreign Direct Investment: The Knowledge-Capital Model and a Small Country Case
Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 57(5).
R.B. Davies and H. Kristjánsdóttir (2010). Fixed Costs, Foreign Direct Investment, and Gravity with Zeros,
Review of International Economics
, 18(1), 47–62.
R.B. Davies, D. Ionascu and H. Kristjánsdóttir (2008). Estimating the Impact of Time-Invariant Variables on FDI with Fixed Effects,  Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv (Review of World Economics). Volume: 144. Issue: 3. Pages: 381-407. October.
H. Kristjánsdóttir (2008). Allocation of Public and Private Goods within the Household,
Nation Mirror.  IX:. University of Iceland. October 24.
H. Kristjánsdóttir (2007). Hot on a Cold Trail: Competitiveness of the Nordic Countries,
Nation Mirror.  VIII: 281-292. University of Iceland. December 7.
H. Kristjánsdóttir (2006). Iceland, well located. (Ísland, vel í sveit sett). Ninety Voices. Editor Inga Jóna Ţórđardóttir.
Gutenberg, Reykjavík. September.

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WORKING PAPERS
Icelandic Development Assistance A Comparative Assessment with Sverrir Kristjan Thorvaldsson.
 
IoES Working Paper Series. University of Iceland. December 2010.  No. W10:05. ISSN 1011-8888
Why are the Northern Lights so Bright? What Makes the Nordics so Competitive?
IBR
Working Paper Series. University of Iceland. April 2008.  No. W08:01. ISSN 1670-7168
  Exports Under the Flicker of the Northern Lights
Economics-Ejournal.
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. May 2007. No. UO-2007-8.
Talking Trade or Talking Aid? Does Investment Substitute for Aid in the Developing Countries?
IoES Working Paper Series. University of Iceland. May 2007.  No. W07:02. ISSN 1011-8888.
Geysir Víking Land: Saga
IBR
Working Paper Series. University of Iceland. May 2007.  No. W07:03. ISSN 1670-7168.
Substitution Between Inward and Outward Foreign Direct Investment
IoES Working Paper Series, University of Iceland. December 2006. No. W06:12. ISSN 1011-8888.
Evaluation of Icelandic Trade Flows, the Gravity Model Approach
IoES Working Paper Series, University of Iceland. December 2006. No. W06:11. ISSN 1011-8888.
Fixed Costs, Foreign Direct Investment, and Gravity with Zeros with Ronald Davies.
University of Oregon Economics Department Working Papers. University of Oregon. June 2006. No. UO-2006-17.
A Gravity Model for Exports from Iceland
CAM Working Paper Series, University of Copenhagen. September 2005. No. 2005-14.
Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Iceland
CAM Working Paper Series, University of Copenhagen. September 2005. No. 2005-15.
The Knowledge-Capital Model and Small Countries
EPRU Working Paper Series, University of Copenhagen. September 2005. No. 2005-09. ISSN 0908-7745.
What Drives Sector Allocation of Foreign Direct Investment in Iceland
EPRU Working Paper Series, University of Copenhagen. September 2005. No. 2005-08. ISSN 0908-7745.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Government transfers to families with children. Social Science Research Conference XI. Editor Dađi Már Kristófersson, ISBN 978-9935-424-04-4 Félagsvísindastofnun Háskóla Íslands, Reykjavík. October 29. 2010.
Family consumption and time use. Social Science Research Conference XI. With Sif Sigfúsdóttir. Editor Dađi Már Kristófersson, ISBN 978-9935-424-04-4 Félagsvísindastofnun Háskóla Íslands, Reykjavík. October 29. 2010.
Hot on a Cold Trail: Competitiveness of the Nordic Countries. 8th  Social Science Research Conference. Editor Ingjaldur Hannibalsson, Gutenberg, Reykjavík. December 7. 2007.
Fixed Costs, Foreign Direct Investment, and Gravity with Zeros. 7th  Social Science Research Conference. Editor Ingjaldur Hannibalsson, Gutenberg, Reykjavík. October 27. 2006.
Substitutability Between Foreign Direct Investment and Aid. The Nordic International Trade Seminar (NOITS). Reykjavik, 12-13 May. 2006.

POSTERS
Government Transfers in the Nordic Countries
 Social Science Research Conference XI. October 29. 2010.
Family Consumption and Time Use
Social Science Research Conference XI. October 29. 2010.
Foreign Direct Investment and the XTFEVD Method UOOR Conference. May 14. 2010.
Foreign Direct Investment and Fixed Cost UOOR Conference. May 14. 2010.
Income Allocation of Icelandic Homes and Main Influencing Factors 10th  Social Science Research Conference. Oct. 30. 2009.
What Drives Sector Allocation of Foreign Direct Investment? 10th  Social Science Research Conference. Oct. 30. 2009.
A Gravity Model for Exports from Iceland 10th  Social Science Research Conference. Oct. 30. 2009.
Consumption Division of Icelandic Households and Main Determinants
10th  Social Science Research Conference. Oct. 30. 2009.
The Latitude and Longitude of Nordic Competitiveness
9th  Social Science Research Conference. October 24. 2008.
Strengths and Weaknesses of Sweden
9th  Social Science Research Conference. October 24. 2008.
Recent Developments in the Norwegian Economy
9th  Social Science Research Conference. October 24. 2008.
Denmark, What Needs Improvement, and What Not?
9th  Social Science Research Conference. October 24. 2008.
Finland, Competitiveness Development
9th  Social Science Research Conference. October 24. 2008
Cool Under Fire? The Icelandic Economy
9th  Social Science Research Conference. October 24. 2008.
Foreign Direct Investment, Culture and Fixed Effects 8th  Social Science Research Conference. December 7. 2007.
Can FDI replace AID to some degree in the Developing Countries? 8th  Social Science Research Conference. December 7. 2007.
Flow of Foreign Direct Investment into Iceland 7th  Social Science Research Conference. October 27. 2006.
 

ARTICLES IN ICELANDIC
Individual Freedom - True Gender Equality (Einstaklingsfrelsi, jafnrétti í reynd)
Morgunblađiđ, October 8. 1996.
The Vision of Independent Women (Bođskapur Sjálfstćđra kvenna)
Morgunblađiđ, August 17. 1996.
Taxes and Debt (Skattar og skuldir)
Morgunblađiđ, June 4. 1996.
Maternity Leave Allowance  (Réttur til fćđingarorlofs) with Agla Hendriksdóttir and Lísa Yoder.
Morgunblađiđ, April 17. 1996.
 Maternity Leave, Changes Needed (Fćđingarorlof, breytinga er ţörf) with Agla Hendriksdóttir, Jónína B. Bjarnadóttir and Lísa Yoder. Morgunblađiđ, February 20. 1996.
Women on Their Own Premisis (Konur ­ á eigin verđleikum), with Sigríđur Guđjónsdóttir.
Morgunblađiđ, June 24. 1995.
Gains from Long Term Fiscal Planning (Langtímaáćtlun ríkisfjármála)
Morgunblađiđ, July 15. 1994.

 

PRESENTATIONS
Seminar. Nation Mirror. Social Science Conference. University of Iceland. October 29. 2010.   
Family Consumption and Time Use
Seminar. Nation Mirror. Social Science Conference. University of Iceland. October 29. 2010.   
Government Transfers to Families with Children
Seminar. Nation Mirror. 9th Social Science Conference. University of Iceland. October 24. 2008.   
Allocation of Public and Private Goods within the Household
Seminar. Reykjavik Energy Graduate School of Sustainable Systems. August 27. 2008.   
Determinants of Competitiveness
Seminar. Business and Economic Faculty. Univeristy of Iceland. January 17. 2008. 
The Heat Is On: Issues of Nordic Competitiveness
Seminar. Business and Economic Faculty. Univeristy of Iceland. January 9. 2008. 
Highlights of High Competitiveness
Keynote speaker. Ministry of Commerce. Iceland. December 20. 2007. 
Ice Breaking FDI
Seminar. Nation Mirror. 8th Social Science Conference. University of Iceland. December 7. 2007. 
Hot on a Cold Trail: Competitiveness of the Nordic Countries
1st Nordic Summer Symposium in Macroeconomics. IIES Stockholm University. Smögen Sweden. August 8-11. 2007.
CESifo workshop.
Venice International University. Italy. July 20-21. 2007.
NOITS Conference. Department of Economics. Stockholm University. Sweden. May 18-20. 2007.
What Unbiased Estimates for Time-Invariant Variables Reveal about the Effect of Distance on Foreign Direct Investment
Seminar.
Nation Mirror. 7th Social Science Conference. Univeristy of Iceland. October 27. 2006.
Fixed Costs, Foreign Direct Investment, and Gravity with Zeros
NOITS Conference. Business and Economic F
aculty. University of Iceland. May 13. 2006.
Substitutability Between FDI and Aid
Research Overview Presentation. The Icelandic Centre for Research. February 8. 2006.
Investment and Export Evolution, Gravity and Knowledge
Seminar. Business and Economic F
aculty. University of Iceland. October 19. 2005.
The Role of Threshold Costs in Foreign Direct Investment
Seminar. The Ministry of Industry and Commerce. Iceland. November 4. 2004.
Iceland: Exports and Investment
Keynote speaker. Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Trade Council. Iceland. September 3. 2004.
Driving Forces of Exports and Investment in Iceland
PhD Defense. Business and Economic F
aculty. University of Iceland. June 16. 2004.
Determinants of Exports and Foreign Direct Investment in a Small Open Economy

General Conference. Scandinavian Academy of Management. Iceland. August 15. 2003.
The Knowledge-Capital Model and Small Countries: The Case of Iceland
PhD Conference. Scandinavian Academy of Management. Iceland. August 13. 2003.
How is Foreign Direct Investment Affected by Knowledge?
PhD Seminar.
Business and Economic Faculty. University of Iceland. Iceland. April 16. 2003.
The Knowledge-Capital Model and Small Countries
CAM Seminar. Centre for Applied Microeconometrics. University of Copenhagen. Denmark. March 25. 2003.
Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Iceland
PhD Seminar. Department of Economics. University of Copenhagen. Denmark. March 13. 2003.
What Drives Sector Allocation of Foreign Direct Investment in Iceland?
DGPE Economics Workshop. Korsřr. Denmark November 15. 2002.
A Knowledge-Capital Model, same for Small as Large Countries?
Overview Meeting. CEPR Research Training Network. London. United Kingdom. August 28. 2002.
CEPR Research Training Network Overview
NOITS Conference. Department of Economics. Stockholm University. Sweden. May 26. 2002.
A Panel Data Analysis of Foreign Direct Investment in Iceland
CEPR Conference. Tel-Aviv University and Bank of Israel. Tel-Aviv. Israel. May 15. 2002.
What Drives FDI ?
CAM Seminar. Centre for Applied Microeconometrics. University of Copenhagen. Denmark. February 26. 2002.
The Source of Foreign Direct Investment in Iceland
CAM Seminar. Centre for Applied Microeconometrics. University of Copenhagen. Denmark. December 4. 2001.
A Gravity Model for Iceland
PhD Seminar. Department of Economics. University of Copenhagen. Denmark. November 15. 2001.
Is Foreign Direct Investment Driven by a Gravity Force?



THESIS SUPERVISION
External examiner for two M.Sc. Thesis. School for Renewable Energy Science RES. February 2011.                 
Hannes Arnórsson, Donald Leake

Supervision of two M.Sc. students. Reykjavik Energy Graduate School of Sustainable Systems REYST 2010-2011.                            
Níels Sveinsson, Sćvar Birgisson

Supervision of one B.A. econ. student Economics. University of Iceland. Spring 2010.  
Sverrir Kristján Ţorvaldsson

Supervision of two M.Sc. students. Reykjavik Energy Graduate School of Sustainable Systems REYST 2009-2010.                            
Elísabet Vilborg Ragnheiđardóttir, Árni V. Pálmason 

External examiner for two M.Sc. Thesis. School for Renewable Energy Science RES. February 2009.                 
Magda Kozak, Jan Krawczyk

Supervision of six B.S. econ. students Economics. University of Iceland. Spring 2008.                
Arna Varđardóttir, Elfar Hrafn Árnason, Freyr Tómasson, Garđar Stefánsson, Sigríđur Harđardóttir, Sindri Ólafsson

Supervision of one M.A. student. Business Department. Bifröst University. 2007-2008.   
Inga Rósa Loftsdóttir                       

External examiner for one M.S. econ. thesis. University of Iceland. October 2004.
Arnar Ţór Sveinsson


INTERVIEWS
RUV - The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, on the EU application of Iceland, July 16, 2009.  WMV RMVB
University of Iceland, Introduction Magazine. February 21. 2009.
Morgunbladid. January 7. 2008.
Morgunbladid. May 25. 2006.
Morgunbladid. November 17. 2005.
Morgunbladid. August 26. 2004.


MISCELLANEOUS
Post Doctoral Grant. The Icelandic Research Fund (
RANNÍS). 2006-2008.
Post Doctoral Grant. Century Aluminium (Norđurál). 2006-2008.
Post Doctoral Grant. Reykjanes Power Plant (Hitaveita Suđurnesja). 2006-2008.
Post Doctoral Grant.
Reykjavik Energy (Orkuveita Reykjavíkur). 2007.
Organizer. Nordic International Trade Seminar (NOITS). University of Iceland. May 12-13. 2006.
Intensive Program. Macroeconometric Modeling. EcoMod Modeling School. Brussels. Belgium. July 11-16. 2005.
Mobility Scholarship. Nordic Academy of Advanced Study (NORFA). October 1 - December 30. 2003.

PhD Course with Assaf Razin on International Macroeconomics. Gerzensee. Switzerland. July 29-August 2. 2002.
PhD Course with Ronald Davies on International Trade and Investment. Copenhagen. Denmark. 2002.
Research visit to Institute for International Economic Studies Stockholm. Sweden. November 2002.
Research visit to Tilburg University. Tilburg Netherlands. June 2002.
PhD Grant. Graduate Education Fund. Icelandic Centre for Research. 2001-2003.
PhD Student Grant. Icelandic Student Innovation Fund. 2001.
PhD Student Grant. Trade Council of Iceland. 2000.
Student Grant Award. Chamber of Commerce in Iceland. 2000.
Teacher of Corporate Finance. The Commercial College of Iceland. 1996-1997.
Research Assistantship. Boston College. U.S.A. 1994-1995.
Research Assistantship. Institute of Economic Studies. University of Iceland. 1992-1993.

Referee: European Economic Review (EER), Applied Economics, China Economic Review, European Science Foundation (peer reviewer).
 

PERSONAL
Citizenship: Icelandic. Languages: Icelandic, English, Danish. Birth date: June 24th 1969. Child: Kristján, born November 2nd, 2008.

COUNTRIES VISITED
Austria, Belgium, Canary Islands, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Malawi, Marocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.

 


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



Picture 2: 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: Togehter with Sala-I-Martin.
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 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.

 

Picture 5: My son Kristjan July 10th 2010.
Kristjan is born November 2nd 2008.