Arna Olafsson

Research Affiliate at Centre for Economic Policy Research, 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.