Jon Thor Sturluson

 

Curriculum Vitae


Personal information

Name:Jon Thor Sturluson

Born:November 26, 1970

Nationality: Icelandic

Family status: Married to Anna Baldursdóttir, two daughters (Gudrun, 13 and Filippía, 10).

Home address: Tómasarhagi 29, 107 Reykjavik, Iceland

Tel: +354 5522606

Mobile: +354 8968170

E-mail: jonthor@ru.is


Education

Stockholm School of Economics, Department of Economics

Ph.D. in Economics2003

Dissertation: “Topics in the Industrial Organization of Electricity Markets”

University of Iceland, Department of Economics

M.Sc. Degree in Economics1998

Dissertation: “Competition and Lumpy Investment: Deregulation of

the Icelandic Electricity Supply Industry”

B.Sc. Degree in Economics1994

Languages

Icelandic – native language

English – speak fluently and read/write with high proficiency

Swedish – speak and read with high proficiency.


Current positions

Reykjavik University, School of Business

Associate Professor

Editor for the Icelandic Journal of Business and Ecnonomics (Tímarit um viðskipti og efnahagsmál)


Previous professional experience

Institute of Economic Studies, University of Iceland

Research assistant 1993-1994

Researcher, 1994-1998

Senior researcher 2002-2005


RiskManagement Inc. (Ahaettustjornun ehf.), Iceland

Consulting, Research, and Management1995


Stockholm School of Economics

Teaching Assistant in Microeconomics  and Industrial Organization (graduate level)

1998 – 2000.


Faculty of Economics, University of Iceland

Teaching Assistant in macro-, microeconomics and statistics, 1994 –1997

Lecturer in microeconomics2002 – 2005


Bifrost University

Associate professor2004-2006

Director for the Icelandic Centre for Retailing Studies2004-2006


Ministry of Business Affairs

Political advisor to the minister2007-2009


Various independent consulting jobs, for private firms and government domestically and abroad.


Publications

Integrating the housing market into an agent-based economic model. Managing Market Compexity. Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems. 2013. Volume 662, Part 2, 65-76. Co-authors: Einar Jón Erlingsson, Marco Raberto and Hlynur Stefánsson. http://www.springerlink.com/content/w1056p36418863m0/

Does opponents’ experience matter? Experimental evidence from a quantity precommitment game. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 2012. Co-author: Chloé Le Coq. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2012.03.015

Fees and the Efficiency of Tradable Permit Systems: An Experimental Approach. Environmental and Resource Economics 48(1):25-41. 2011. Co-author: Friðrik Már Baldursson.

The Effects of Firm Size and Network Span on Return on Capital in Swedish Electricity Distribution. Uppdragsforskningsrapport 2011:3. Konkurrensverket (Swedish Competition Authority). 2011.

Íslensk neysluviðmið (Budget standards for Iceland). Velferðarráðuneytið (Ministry of Welfare). 2011. Co-authors: Guðný Björk Eydal and Andrés Júlíus Ólafsson.

Hvað um evruna?, (book written in Icelandic, transl: What about the Euro?). University of Bifröst, 2008. Co-author: Eiríkur Bergmann Einarsson.

Experiments in Natural Resource Economics (editorial). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 61(2). 2006.

“Áhrif gjaldtöku á hagkvæma nýtingu auðlinda: Rannsókn byggð á tilraunum.” (The effects of fee imposition on the efficiency of resource utilization). Fjármálatíðindi, 2006 53(1):3-21. Co-author: Friðrik Már Baldursson.

“Measuring sustainability and decoupling: A survey of methodology and practice”. TemaNord 2006:580.

Costs and benefits of a budget standard for Iceland. Government report, September 2006.

Endurmerking innfluttra matvæla frá Bandaríkjunum (Relabeling of imported grocery goods from the United States). RSV Research Report 06:1 2006. With Guðrún Árnadóttir.

Skattlagning vöru og þjónustu á Íslandi (Indirect taxation in Iceland). RSV Research Report 05:1 2005. With Björn Atlason.

“The National Power Company’s Finances and Energy Intensive Industry in Iceland”, in Ed. Sigrún Pálsdóttir, Saga Landsvirkjunar. Landsvirkjun, Reykjavik, 2005. (in Icelandic)

“How to Determine an Efficiency Requirement in Electricity Distribution”, IoES Research Report (C04:08), 2004 (in Icelandic).

“The Economic Impact of Kyoto – Icelandic behavioural equations”, IoES Research Report (R03:02), 2003 (in Icelandic).

“Oligopoly in the Laboratory”, in Research in Social Sciences IV, ed. by Ingjaldur Hannibalsson. Iceland University Press, 2003. (In Icelandic)

Topics in the Industrial Organization of Electricity Markets, Ph.D. Thesis from the Stockholm School of Economics, May 2003.

“Testing a CGE model: The tax-free year in Iceland as a natural experiment”, 2000, in ed. M. Gudmundsson, T. T. Herbertsson and G. Zoega, Macroeconomic Policy: Small Open Economy in an Era of Global Integration, Institute of Economic Studies, Reykjavik. (with Axel Hall).

“The Viking CGE Model” 1998. IoES Working Papers Series. (With Axel Hall and Leianne A. Clements)

Competition and Lumpy investment: Deregulation of the Icelandic Electricity Supply Industry. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Iceland, 1998.

“The Effect of Pension Funds’ Investment Policies on Economic Growth in Iceland.” Morgunblaðið April 1997. (in icelandic)

“Competition in the Electricity Supply Industry” in, ed. F. Jonsson, Research in Social Sciences 1997, University Press, University of Iceland, 1997. (in icelandic)

The State of the Publishing Industry in 1995. Institute of Economic Studies, Report C97:05. (in icelandic)

Short-Run Inflation Forecast. Institute of Economic Studies, Report R96:03.

Saving, Risk Diversification and Economic Growth in Iceland. Institute of Economic Studies, Report R96:01.

Demand for Automobiles - Report to P. Samuelsson Inc. (Toyota Iceland), Risk Management Inc., 1995. (in icelandic)

“EU’s Structural Policy” in Iceland and the European Union - a Collection of Research Reports, ed. R. Gardarsson, University Press, University of Iceland, 1995. (in icelandic)

“EU’s and Public Finance in Iceland” in Iceland and the European Union - a Collection of Research Reports, ed. R. Gardarsson, University Press, University of Iceland, 1995. (in icelandic)

“Protectionism and Interest Groups” in, ed. F. Jonsson, Research in Social Sciences 1995, University Press, University of Iceland, 1995. (in icelandic)

“Protectionism and Interest Groups”, Visbending 12(36) 1994. (in icelandic)

International Trade: Welfare and Economic Growth, B.S. Thesis, University of Iceland, 1994. (in icelandic)



Work in progress / Working papers

Asymmetric price transmission and equilibrium selection.

ICEACE - An agent based model of the Icelandic economy

Consumer Search and Switching Costs in Electricity Retailing.

Price Duopoly in a Default Service Market with Search and Switching Costs.

Power to Cheat?  with Niclas Damsgaard.

Partitioning of voters and the Majority Rule.


Selected presentations

Asymmetric price transmission and equilibrium selection. NORIO 2012, Copenhagen Business Schoo, June 8-9, 2012.

Heterogenous systematic risk in electricity distribution - The case of Sweden. 34th International Conference of the International Association of  Energy Economics. Stockholm, Sweden. June 2011.

Iceland’s Imbalances. Presentation at Nordic Engineers Association September 2010 and Nordic industry Partners april 2011.

Hagsveiflan og krónan – Eggið og hænan. Erindi á Ársfundi Alþýðusambands Íslands, october 2006.

Testing Montomery’s theorem: The effects of fee imposition on the efficiency of resource utilization. Workshop on Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Olso, Norway,November 2006.

Do resource fees affect efficiency in utilization? An experimental approach. Erindi á NEMIEC final conference, Hótel Búðir, September 2006.

Hvað kostar íslenska landbúnaðarkerfið (How Much Does the Icelandic Agricultural System Cost), Erindi flutt á fundi SVÞ og FVH.

Neysluviðmið – Aðferðir og viðhorf (Budget Standards – Methodology and Perception), Arsfundur Ráðgjafastofu um fjármál heimilanna, Maí 2005.

Price Duopoly in a Default Service Market with Search and Switching Costs – NORIO workshop, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 2005.

International Price Comparison, Federation of Trade and Services, Annual meeting, March 2005.

Taxation and the allocative efficiency of resource permit fees, Fjarmalatidindi Aniversary Conference, December 2004.

Electricity Retailing: Lessons From Game Theory – SAMORKA Annual Meeting, Egilsstadir, April 2004.

Does Your Opponent’s Experience Matter? – International Society for Industrial Economics conference, Chicago, April 2004.

The Importance of Consumer Search- and Switching Costs for Competition in Electric Power Retailing – EARIE annual conference, Madrid, September 6, 2002.

___________  – Nordic conference on energy effectivity, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Iceland, April 18, 2002.

Why don't they switch more? Nordic Energy Research Program: Energy and Society annual meeting, Copenhagen, December, 2001.

Af hverju skipta neytendur ekki um orkusala? / Why don't consumer’s switch power suppliers? – Public address on Orkudagurinn, 13. október, 2001.

The Power to Cheat: Cross Subsidization in Imperfectly Competitive Network Industries, Nordic Energy Research Program: Energy and Society annual meeting, Copenhagen, December, 2000.

___________ IUI seminar, December 12 2000.

___________ EARIE annual conference, Lausanne, September, 2002.

In addition several workshops and departmental seminars at Stockholm School of Economics and University of Iceland.


Other duties

Central Bank of Iceland, member of supervisory board2005- 2007

Refereeing in: European Economic Review, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Industrial Economics.

Coeditor of a special issue on “Experiments in Natural Resource Economics”, publication in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 2006.