20 August 2019

Dr. Ásgeir Jónsson new Governor of the Central Bank of Iceland

Governor Ásgeir Jónsson

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).