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 ( Google Scholar cite count 1414), 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. 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, financial and economic decision-making, negotiations, game theory and experimental methods in MBA,  executive MBA, masters and PhD courses and executive training programs in the US, Australia, Hong Kong, Iceland, Spain 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 on strategic decision-making for business and government, and has been a frequent speaker at international conferences and seminars.