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The IIF Board of Directors is pleased to announce Esther Ruiz, Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, with the title of IIF Fellow, as a distinguished researcher in the field of forecasting.

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Esther Ruiz is Full Professor of Econometrics at the Statistics Department of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. She received a Master in Statistics (1987) and a Ph.D. in Econometrics (1992) both from the London School of Economics. She is co-Editor of the International Journal of Forecasting since 2009 and was interim Editor in Chief from January to September 2019. She has also served as Associate Editor of Computational Statistics & Data Analysis and Latin American Economic Review. She has been member of the IIF Board of Directors from 2009 to 2017 being in charge of the workshops, and organizing three of them. She has also been chair of the programme committee of the International Symposium of Forecasting in 2015 and member of the organizing committee (2006) and of the programme committee (2016). Her research interests are forecasting in macroeconomics and finance. Her work in time series analysis and forecasting encompasses extracting factors in dynamic factor models, using resampling techniques to measure uncertainty and models of stochastic volatility and large covariance matrices. She has published over 45 academic papers, some of them being path breaking and reproduced in specialized monographies.

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