Sigrídur Benediktsdottir is a senior lecturer at the Jackson Institute of Global Affairs. She teaches courses on international economics, financial stability and macroprudential policy. Benediktsdottir is also on the board of Landsbankinn hf., an Icelandic commercial bank. Benediktsdottir was the director of the Financial Stability Department at the Central Bank of Iceland from 2012-2016. She was also a member of the Danish Systemic Risk Council during the same period. 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.