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Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Senior Lecturer in Discipline of International and Public Affairs

Personal Details

Focus Areas: International Finance, Financial Stability, Central Banking, Macroprudential Policy, Microprudential policy, Banking

Sigríður Benediktsdóttir (Sigga)'s research interests are in the area of international finance with focus on Central Banks and financial stability. She received a Bachelor of Science in economics and in computer science from the University of Iceland in 1995 and 1998 respectively. She completed her doctoral degree in economics at Yale in May 2005, with concentration in finance and econometrics. Prior to joining SIPA she was the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education at Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs. She was an external expert in the IMF Financial Stability Assessment Program (FSAP) for the UK, which concluded its mission in February 2022. She was Director of the Financial Stability Department at the Central Bank of Iceland 2012-2016. She was also a voting member of the Danish Systemic Risk Council during the same period. Previously she was a lecturer and associate chair of the Economics Department at Yale University and an economist for the U.S. Federal Reserve Board. She was one of three appointed to the Parliamentary Special Investigation Commission on the causes of the Icelandic banking collapse in 2008.

Sigga teaches at SIPA macroeconomics and International Finance and Central Banks.


  • PhD in Economics, Yale University

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