BSc in Economics (1997, University of A Coruña, Spain. Extraordinary Prize awarded by the University of A Coruña to the best student obtaining the undergraduate degree). MSc in Economics and Econometrics (1999, University of Exeter, UK. Jonathan Young Award. Funded by Fundación Caixa Galicia). PhD in Economics (2002, Cardiff University, UK. Funded by Fundación Caixa Galicia and ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council))
Associate Professor. Declared Suitable as Full Professor (December 2012-onwards)
She is currently "Associate Professor", Department of Economics, School of Economics and Business, University of A Coruña, Spain. She has been declared suitable (acreditada) by the National Agency for Accreditation and Evaluation of Quality (ANECA) of the Spanish Ministry of Education as "Professor" (December 2012-onwards). Before joining the University of A Coruña as Associate Professor, she has worked for twelve years at the Departments of Economics of the University of Exeter, Cardiff University, University of Alicante, Michigan State University and University of Essex as Teaching Assistant, ESRC-Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Assistant Professor and Reader in Economics. She has a strong background in the field of theoretical and applied Econometrics. In special, her main area of research and teaching focuses on Financial Econometrics; Spatial Econometrics; Simultaneous Equations; Non-parametric and Semi-parametric Econometrics; Simulation Techniques; Panel Data; Statistical-Econometric Techniques applied to Regional Economics and Time series in general. She has participated in several national and international projects (in some of them as the principal investigator) and she has been a Research Fellow in several Universities such as the London School of Economics, University of Montreal and CREATES (Center for Research in Econometric Analysis of Time Series) at Aarhus University. She has presented her work at numerous national and international conferences (such as those organized by the Econometric Society), and in seminars by invitation at many universities such as Harvard/MIT and financial institutions such as the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. She has supervised many PhD thesis, Master thesis and undergraduate projects and she has been invited to teach several PhD and Master courses in Universities such as Carlos III in Madrid. Member of an experts panel for the ESRC, European Comission, Spanish Research Agency and the Danish Council for Independent Research | Social Sciences. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Applied Econometrics and International Development from 1999 and Associate Editor of Applied Economics and Applied Economics Letters from 2011 until nowadays. She has published in a variety of academic journals, including the Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Econometric Theory, Econometric Reviews and Journal of International Money and Finance. She has been awarded two "sexenios" of research 2000-2005 and 2006-2011 by CNEAI. She has also been awarded two "quinquenios" and one "quinquenio" for her teaching activity according to the "Docentia" programme (2003/2004-2011/2012) with an evaluation of "notable".