Dr Jón Þór Sturluson new Chair of RU's Department of Business Administration


Dr Jón Þór Sturluson has been appointed Chair of the Reykjavik University Department of Business Administration.

Dr Sturluson has a PhD in economics from the Stockholm School of Economics (2003) with an emphasis on industrial organisation and energy economics. He previously completed a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree from the University of Iceland.

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Dr Sturluson has diverse experience from academia and business, most recently as an associate professor at the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Iceland. He has held the position of Associate Professor at the Reykjavik University School of Business since 2006, part-time since 2013, and has conducted research and teaching in the fields of finance and economics as well as leading the University's a master's programme in finance and accounting.

From 2013 to 2020, Jón Þór was Deputy CEO of the Financial Supervisory Authority, which was responsible for supervising the activities of financial companies, insurance companies, pension funds and activities in the securities market in Iceland. Among other things, he was responsible for prudential supervision of banks, macroprudential policy and and crisis management. He was also a member of the Systemic Risk Committee. He was the editor of the Journal of Business and Economics for a time and from 2004 to 2006 he was an associate professor at Bifröst University and Director of the Centre for Retail Studies.

At international level, Jón Þór has served on the board of the European Banking Authority (EBA), been an observer on the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB), a member of the Financial Stability Board‘s consultative committee for Europe and a member of various Nordic supervision and financial stability committees. In the autumn of 2019, he held a guest position at the Financial Stability Institute at the Bank of International Settlements (BIS). Jón Þór has also participated in international research collaboration, especially in the field of energy and financial stability.

Overview of published research articles by Dr. Sturluson.