Dr. Ásgeir Jónsson new Governor of the Central Bank of Iceland
Today, Ásgeir Jónsson took over from Már Guðmundsson as Governor of the Central Bank of Iceland. Ásgeir Jónsson received a doctoral degree in Economics from Indiana University in 2001, with international finance, monetary economics, and economic history as major subjects. His doctoral dissertation was on the short-term stabilisation of economic cycles in a small open economy. A member of the University of Iceland Faculty of Economics since 2004, first as a lecturer and then as an associate professor, Ásgeir has been Dean of the Faculty of Economics since 2015. Ásgeir has held other positions of trust, including chairing a task force on the review of Iceland’s monetary policy framework. From 2004-2011 he was Chief Economist and Head of the research department at Kaupthing Bank (later Arion Bank).