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)).
Before joining the University of A Coruña as Full 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. 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 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, Applied Financial Econmics 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 three "sexenios" of research 2000-2005, 2006-2011and 2012-2017 by CNEAI.