Kristrun Frostadottir is the Chief Economist at Kvika, a specialized Icelandic bank focusing on asset management and investment services. Kristrun oversees and conducts macroeconomic analysis for the bank and advises clients on economic and policy matters.
Kristrun is an active public speaker on macroeconomic and economic policy matters in Iceland, in national media and policy circles. Before joining Kvika in early 2018 Kristrun conducted policy research as Chief Economist at the Iceland Chamber of Commerce. She has served as Chairman of the Agricultural Pricing Committee at the Ministry of Industries and Innovation and participated in government work on tourism policy. Kristrun holds the position of adjunct lecturer at the University of Iceland where she teaches economic policy to undergraduate students alongside her role at Kvika.
During her studies at Yale, Kristrun focused on economic policy and international finance. She was a summer research associate in Morgan Stanley‘s New York office in 2015, joining the firm full time in London in 2016. Before coming to Yale Kristrun worked as an economic analyst for Arion bank in Iceland and as lead economist in a working group on Monetary Reform for the Prime Minister‘s office. She holds a master‘s degree in economics from Boston University and an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Iceland.