Fridrik M. Baldursson is a Professor of Economics at Reykjavik University. He formerly served as the Dean of the School of Business at Reykjavik University. He has extensive experience of economic analysis from a decade of service as Head of Economic Research and Managing Director at the National Economic Institute of Iceland as well as from various consultancy projects.
Professor Baldursson‘s main research focus has been in the areas of natural resource and environmental economics as well as applied research on the economy of Iceland. Baldursson has collaborated on research with Norwegian researchers for many years and has held part-time positions at the University of Oslo and at the Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research. He has been active in public service in various roles, including the Supervisory Board of the Central Bank of Iceland. Fridrik has participated in public policy work in Iceland for many years and has, in particular, contributed to policies on utilisation and management of Iceland’s marine and energy resources. His most recent work in this area was on the security of electricity supply in Iceland. Baldursson has also contributed to Norwegian as well as Nordic policy work. In October 2008, he led negotiations with the IMF on Iceland’s behalf. Prof. Baldursson holds a PhD in Applied Statistics and Probability from Columbia University as well as an MSc in Economics.