M. Barros Consultoria

"In house" Courses

M. Barros Consulting can teach custom-made seminars in:

  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Econometrics
  • Time Series
  • Risk Management

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Welcome to our website.

Welcome to our site. Feel free to "stroll around" the site, take a look and leave a comment on our blog. Your opinion is really important to help us improve this site.

About us

M.Barros Consulting was founded in 1995 by Mônica Barros, who has more than 15 years of experience as consultant in the following areas: Energy, Finance and Marketing. She holds a D.Sc. degree in Time Series Analysis (PUC-Rio, Brazil), a M.Sc. in Statistics (The University of Texas at Austin), a B.Sc. – Mathematics (University of Washington) and a B. A. in Economics (UNESA, Brasil).

She worked (or was a consultant) for several of Brazil's top corporations, including: El Paso Merchant Energy, PETROS (Brazil's second largest pension fund), Guaraniana S/A (One of the largest electric sector holding companies in Brazil), Globo TV network (the largest TV network in Brazil), H. Stern Jewelers, ONS (The Independent System Operator for the Brazilian Electric System), ANP (National Petroleum Agency), CEPEL (Electrical Energy Research Center), Eletrobrás (Federally owned electric sector holding company) , Light and AMPLA (Electricity Distributors in Rio de Janeiro), Unilever.

M.Barros Consulting activities have centered on:

        - quantitative modeling,

        - risk management,

        - data analysis and

        - time series analysis and forecasting.

The focus is on providing solutions and build models to aid companies in their strategic decisions.

M.Barros developed projects on the following areas:

>> Asset Liability Management in Pension Funds;

>> Analysis and performance monitoring of investment funds;

>> Risk Analysis and Management;

>> Time Series Forecasting and Simulation;

>> Forecasting election results;

>> Load Forecasting;

>> Energy Spot price forecasting and simulation;

>> Hydrological Time Series Forecasting and Simulation;

>> Process Simulation in Retail Companies;

>> Demand forecasting for Consumer Goods;

>> Demand forecasting in the Petroleum Industry;

>> Demand forecasting in the Pulp and Paper industry.

She has extensive experience as a University Professor and taught several in-house seminars for major Brazilian companies.

If you would like additional information, please check her Linkedin profile:


News and events

The blogs (in Portuguese and English) have been updated. Check out the new links shown on the blog pages,even a random choice will probably land on on a very interesting place (mainly an Economics blog) on the blogosphere,

I intend to publish some extra material in English in 2012 in the site - some stuff is just waiting for publication so I guess you just have to wait a little longer but I can assure you there might be some quite interesting stuff coming around.

I am finally starting to publish the lecture notes in English. 

Please check the blog ( http://mbarrosconsultoria2.blogspot.com/) or the feeds below for the latest updates.

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