Sigrídur Benediktsdottir is the director of the Financial Stability Department at the Central Bank of Iceland. She is also a member of the Danish Systemic Risk Council. Benediktsdottir joined the staff of the Central Bank of Iceland on January 1, 2012. Previously she was a lecturer and associate chair of the Economics Department at Yale University. She worked as an economist for the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank in the United States from 2005-2007. She was one of three appointed to the Parliamentary Special Investigation Commission on the causes of the Icelandic banking collapse in 2008. Benediktsdottir received a B.S. in economics from the University of Iceland in 1995 and a B.S. in computer science from the same school in 1998. She completed her doctoral degree in economics at Yale in May 2005.