Arna Olafsson

Assistant Professor of Finance at Copenhagen Business School, Research Fellow at Danish Finance Institute

Arna Olafsson is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Copenhagen Business School and a research fellow at the Danish Finance Institute. She received her Ph.D. from the Stockholm School of Economics in 2014 and spent two years as a visiting student at the Economics Department at UC Berkeley. Her main areas of research are household finance, behavioral finance, consumer credit, and labor and finance. A unifying theme in her research is enhancing our understanding of the financial lives of individuals and household, employing detailed individual-level panel. Her current research analyzes transaction-level data on income, expenditures, bank account balances, and consumer credit stemming from a financial aggregator and a bank. She has also collaborated with her data providers to merge the data with experimental data.