Bruno Damásio holds a PhD Applied Mathematics, a Master in Econometrics and a Degree in Economics by the University of Lisbon. His research interests are nonlinear econometrics, multivariate Markov chains, stochastic processes, financial econometrics, nonlinear time-series, applied economics, and the statistical packages R and Stata. His work has been published in several journals, such as Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Statistics and Probability Letters, Applied Economics Letters, Empirica. Additionally, he is a lecturer of statistics and econometrics courses at NOVA IMS (Information Management School, Nova University of Lisbon) and ISEG (Lisbon School of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon). He is serving as statistical consultant and trainer for numerous private and public organisations including OECD, European Comission, European Court of Auditors, Ministries, Central Banks, Bureau of Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, among others.