Jose M. Pavía was born in Alicante (Spain) in 1969. He received a Master of Science in Mathematics in 1992 and a PhD in Economics from Universitat de Valencia in 1997. Since April, 2010 he is Chair Professor of Quantitative Methods at the University of Valencia (Spain). He is based in the Department of Applied Economics of the Faculty of Economy and serves as Director of the Elections and Public Opinion Research Group.

Pavía develops and applies empirical methods in many areas of social science research, including political science, sociology, economics, demography and actuarial science; always with a methodological and statistical bias. He focuses on innovations that bridge the gap between statistical theory and practical applications. His research interests are diverse and they comprise forecasting, electoral issues, sampling, statistical (machine) learning, spatial statistics, ecological inference, Bayesian statistics, income inequality, demographic issues, risk assessment, quarterly accounts, time series and regional economics.

He was a Visiting Research at the University of Stanford (USA) in 1995 and at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain) in 1996. He has also been a Visiting Scholar in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 1998 and Heilbronn University (Germany) in 2007 as well as in several universities in the United Kingdom: University of Hertfordshire, 2011; University of Leicester, 2014; University of Southampton, 2013 and 2015; and Durham University, 2015.

He has published many scientific articles, contributions to book chapters and books. He is an associate editor of Metodología de Encuestas and has been Board Member of the CIS Methodological Notebooks, 2009-2011. He is director of the Master “Management of Public Opinion: Evaluation, interpretation and decision making. Surveys and polls, media and new technologies”.

He has also served as forecasting and statistical advisor to several companies and governments in multiple elections in different countries. Pavía is member of the Elections, Public Opinion & Parties Specialist Group of the PSA, the Foundation for Open Access Statistics and the European Survey Research Association.

Jose Manuel Pavia Miralles
Full professor Director of the Research Group on Elections and Public Opinion
Dept. Economía Aplicada
Universitat de València

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