Pilar Poncela has an Electrical Engineering Degree from Universidad de Valladolid (Spain) and received her PhD in Economics from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain). Currently, she is an elected director of the board of the International Institute of Forecasters.
Her research interests are focused on time series, dimension reduction techniques, dynamic factor models and forecasting, in particular, wind and economic forecasting.
She has published her research in journals such as Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Applied Energy, International Journal of Forecasting and Journal of Forecasting, among others. She is also Associate Editor of the Journal of Time Series Analysis.
In 2013, she received the Best Working Paper Award from FUNCAS. She was visiting scholar at The University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business (1998). She has also enjoyed several research sojourns at the Bank of Spain Research Department (2009), ITAM (México, 2010), National University of Colombia (2014) and City University London (UK, 2014), among others. She has supervised several PhD students working on time series and forecasting. She has been consultant for Lease Plan, BBVA, Credito & Caucion Insurance Company and the National Traffic Department.