Anna Gunnthorsdottir is an experimental game theorist with an interest in business -, political and financial strategy, mass phenomena such as market bubbles and social and political trends and contagion, subconscious motives and mechanism design. Her research aims at finding ways to achieve goals and increase efficiency through preparation and planning. Her work is published in the leading journals in the field, and  has been awarded the Emerald Literati Prize.

Prof. Gunnthorsdottir holds a BS in Psychology from the University of Iceland and a PhD in Decision Sciences and Economics from the University of Arizona. She is currently on the faculty of the Vienna University of Economics and Business and the Department of Economics at the University of Iceland, and a visiting professor at the University of Arizona. Prof. Gunnthorsdottir is a Fellow of the University of Iceland's Behavioral Decision Laboratory and the George Mason University Neuroeconomics laboratory. She has taught business and corporate strategy, strategic thought, negotiations, game theory and experimental methods in MBA,  executive MBA, masters and PhD programs in the US, Australia, Hong Kong, Iceland and Austria.

Prof. Gunnthorsdottir has served as Director of Research at the School of Strategy (Australian School of Business) and as President of the Scandinavian Business Club Sydney. She has consulted regarding strategic thought in business, finance, and the military. She is a frequent speaker at international conferences and seminars.