Carmen García Olaverri is a Statistics and Operative Research professor at the Public University of Navarre. She has a Degree in Mathematic Sciences and a Doctorate in Economy from the University of Zaragoza. She completed her education with a pre-doctoral stay at the University of Virginia and another post-doctoral stay at Boston University (both in the USA).
She worked as a Maths and Statistics professor at the University of Zaragoza for eight years then she moved to the UPNA in 1992 where she currently teaches Econometrics and Multivariate Statistics in the Faculty of Economics, as well as her teaching work in Masters and Doctorate programmes.
Her fields of research address the selection criteria for econometric models and the analysis of company competitiveness via the multivariate analysis of data; in both she has published numerous research works in national and international journals. Among her contributions, particularly outstanding is her participation in the book “Simplicity, Inference and Modelling”, of which she is the co-author along with important scientists such as the winner of the Nobel Prize for Economy, Herbert Simon.
She has also participated in around twenty research projects funded by public and private entities (Ministry of Education, BBVA Foundation, Mapfre Foundation, Vodafone Foundation).
In the field of academic management, at the UPNA, Carmen García Olaverri has been the Director of the Statistics Department, Vice-Dean of the Legal Sciences Faculty, and the Academic Director of the Double-Degree in Administration and Business Management-Law.