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Gloria Gonzalez-Rivera is Professor of Economics at the University of California Riverside. She has been the Chair of the Economics Department (2003-2008) of UC-Riverside and she is the President and elected director to the board of the International Institute of Forecasters. Professor Gonzalez-Rivera received her Ph.D. from the University of California San Diego where she wrote her dissertation under the supervision of 2003 Nobel Laureate Professor Robert F. Engle. Her research focuses on the development of econometric and forecasting methodology with applications in financial markets, volatility forecasting, risk management, and agricultural markets. Her research has been published in top venues such as Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, International Journal of Forecasting, and the Handbook of Empirical Economics and Finance, among others. She has also written a textbook in forecasting, Forecasting for Economics and Business, published by Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group, which has received great reviews.
Professor Gonzalez-Rivera is a Fulbright Scholar, and she was awarded the UC-Riverside University Scholar distinction (2007-2011) for her research and teaching contributions as well as several teaching awards at UC-San Diego. In 2015, she was awarded a honorific Chair of Excellence by Banco de Santader/Universidad Carlos III, Madrid (Spain). She is Associate Editor for the International Journal of Forecasting. and a guest co-editor for Advances in Econometrics. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the California Native Indian Gaming Association, the International Institute of Forecasters/SAS, the University of California ANR, and the A.P. Giannini Foundation. She is also a member of the Scientific, Technical, and Modelling Peer Review Advisory Group to the South Coast Air Quality Management District in Southern. California. She has been a consultant for the hedge fund industry, and the Government-sponsored Enterprise (Freddie Mac) in topics such as mortgage securitization, subordinated debt, and risk management.
Professor Gonzalez-Rivera is invited to present her research at many universities in USA, Europe, Australia, and professional venues as the meetings of the Econometric Society, the Joint Meetings of the American Statistical Association, NBER/NSF Time Series Conferences, and the International Symposia on Forecasting. She has been the organizer or co-organizer of several national and international conferences, and she is an active referee and reviewer for many economic, business, and statistics journals and for national and international agencies such as US NSF and the European Research Council.
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