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Barbara C. | Elance
 
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Barbara C.

Business Decision Analyst, Modeler and Researcher
   United States

Overview

PhD economist, with skills as a quantitative analyst, modeler, researcher, econometrician, financial engineer, and operations research analyst (industrial engineer).

Data can yield potent insights and results for your business, but only if one asks the appropriate questions and employs a suitable analytic tool: a targeted model or mathematical technique.

If you need a decision analyst who can apply economic theories, utilize mathematics to construct models, and interpret those results to maximize the value of your data and improve...

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Skills (9)

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Statistics
Economic Analysis
Econometric modeling
Operations Research Methods and Modeling

Service Description

I formulate questions, conceptualize models, create algorithms, and conduct analyses to address strategic decisions and optimize business processes, then write and present results to a wide variety of audiences.

I apply my analytical skills to improve processes, businesses, and public services, by identifying the important factors that affect the outcome and bottom line. That requires excellent communication with a client to identify his/her true objective(s), and concerns.

With a B.S. in mechanical engineering, an M.S. in Operations Research, and a PhD in economics, I have more than 15 years experience with wide variety of mathematical techniques and models including EXCEL, Access, simulation software, optimization models (linear programming, nonlinear programming, dynamic programming, game theory, queueing theory, decision anlaysis, forecasting models), statistical software (Limdep, SPSS, SAS), econometric models, in-house planning models, database management models.

Excellent writing skills, professional reporting, power point presentations.

I'm an economic researcher, econometrician, financial engineer, and Operations Research analyst/industrial engineer with experience in algorithms and models applied to human behavior and resources, labor, agriculture, athletics, emergency response (police, fire, military), utility industry, transportation, and weather. Recent projects include an algorithm to identfy and graph a set of optimal decision-makers from a...

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Education

Colorado School of Mines
PhD Economics with Operations Research/Math Minor
2001 - 2004
University California Santa Barbara
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
1981 - 1984
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Quantitative data analyst
mathematical modeler
statistical analyst
economist
researcher
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