I am an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Department of Finance at Copenhagen Business School and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich.
I am a Research Fellow at the Danish Finance Institute, a Research Affiliate at CEPR, a CEPR Household Finance Network Member, and a Research Afiliate at the Pension Research Centre (PeRCent) at Copenhagen Business School.
I am also a member of the Icelandic Fiscal Policy Council, in charge of evaluating the government’s fiscal policy.
My research focuses on Household Finance, Behavioral Finance, Consumer Credit, and Labor and Finance.
I am a CEPR research affiliate as of December 2019.
NBER working paper: Credit Smoothing
NBER working paper: Misfortune and Mistake: The Financial Conditions and Decision-making Ability of Hihg-cost Loan Borrowers
Paper published in the AEA Papers and Proceedings: Generational Differences in Managing Personal Finances
NBER working paper: The Retirement-Consumption Puzzle: New Evidence from Personal Finances
NBER working paper: FinTech Adoption Across Generations: Financial Fitness in the Information Age
NBER working paper: The Ostrich in Us: Selective Attention to Financial Accounts, Income, Spending, and Liquidity
Research grant from The Danish Council of Independent Research: Arna Olafsson receives grant to study fintech and financial fitness