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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Posted:
December 06, 2018

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Shelley Harrow

www.linkedin.com/in/shelley-harrow/

ac7v7u@r.postjobfree.com, 202-***-****

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Experienced Economist and Statistician with 15+ years of experience. Driving force behind macro and micro economics, financial and quantitative research, development, compilation, publication, and dissemination of research papers, metadata, analytical solutions and statistical reports, and comprehensive statistical indices concerning everything from global economics to industry developments (including real-estate, finance, banking, and investment advice industries). Robust econometrics and quantitative modeling and forecasting; risk analysis; satisfactorily compiled and published various output indices; delivered exemplary lectures and speeches; managed and led multifaceted teams.

SKILLS

Econometrics and Database Software: STATA, Gauss, SAS, R, TSP, EViews, Access, SPSS, and beginners Python.

Quantitative and Statistical Skills:

Inferential Statistics

Multi-variate Analysis

Factor Analysis

Structural Equation

Time Series Analysis

Linear and non-linear statistical modeling

Panel (Longitudinal) data analysis

Data manipulation and management

Non-parametric methods

Foreign Language: advance Spanish, beginners Swahili

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Global Statistics and Economics Development Initiatives, 2017 to Current

Washington, DC

President

Launches a global consulting firm focusing on macroeconomics statistics, quantitative modeling and analysis, surveys and sampling determination;

Markets and networks for potential clients;

Researches, writes, and submits expression of interest, requests for proposals, and bids; and,

Lectures and provides technical assistance on economics, statistics, and quantitative analysis.

Hood College, Frederick, Maryland

Assistant Visiting Professor of Economics and Management 2015 to 2017

Courses taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels include:

Statistics for Economics and Management

Economics of Development

Industrial Organization

Foundations of Economics

Managerial Economics

Quantitative Methods for Managers

Shelley Harrow 2

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ac7v7u@r.postjobfree.com, 202-***-****

Statistical Institute of Jamaica. Kingston, Jamaica 2013 to 2014

Deputy Director General

Supported the Director-General in leading the Institute’s strategic corporate and operational planning process and implementation;

Directly managed and supervised the Institute’s ten Technical Directors and twelve Field Manager, and indirectly managed and supervised the Institute’s 200 plus staff;

oEnsured that economy’s growth estimates were correctly determined from software such as SAS;

oVerified calculations for core and headline inflation;

oBefore the Director-General, reviewed, edited, and signed-off on final statistics and press release before release to the public;

Worked with the Planning Institute of Jamaica, Jamaica’s Ministry of Finance, and the Bank of Jamaica on technical issues including data dissemination practices, calculating poverty estimates, central and general government and external debt, inflation targeting, and balance of payments estimates; and,

Backed the Director-General in ensuring that the long-range vision and direction of the Institute’s operations are in alignment with the stated mission, vision and mandated functions.

International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington D.C. 2002 to 2012

Economist and Regional Statistics Adviser

Statistics Department, Resource Management Division

Oversaw all activities, issues, and policies regarding the IMF’s eight (60 + countries) Regional Technical Assistance Centers (RTACs);

oPrepared the Results-Based Management framework to manage the RTACs projects;

oScreened, recruited, and hired all short-term and peripatetic experts;

o Monitored and evaluated projects to ensure they are staying within budget; and,

oRead, reviewed, and edited final project reports to ensure project completion.

Served as a Project Manager for all of IMF’s Statistics Department external projects;

oDrafted and reviewed project proposals before submission to external donors;

oDeveloped budget for externally funded projects; and,

oLiaised and fundraised for funds with external donors;

IMF’s Statistics Department and the East Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center (Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania)

Provided assistance exclusively in the areas of the IMF’s core competencies, including macroeconomic statistics, within the framework of the General Data Dissemination System (GDDS);

Implemented the 1993 System of National Accounts (SNA 93) and introduced the SNA 2008;

Aided with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) compilation and estimation procedures;

Introduced sampling, surveying, and data collection procedures for extending Producer Price Index (PPI) estimates to non-manufacturing industries; and,

Developed quarterly national accounts (QNAs) estimates, benchmarks, and indicators with the seven countries covered by AFRITAC East.

oSeasonally adjusted QNA, CPI and PPI estimates using X11 and X12 ARIMA;

oUsed Excel and SAS to benchmark national accounts estimates;

oTaught regional countries how to compile and produce CPI, PPI, and QNA using Excel when other compilation software are not available;

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oUsed Visual Basics, D-base, and other sophisticated software to calculate CPI estimates;

oMerged and pooled databases to create master data frame using Excel, Access, and SPSS;

oConducted 20+ technical assistance and capacity building missions on CPI, PPI and QNA; and

oEnsured regional countries were adopting correct prices and national accounts methodologies by examining codes and procedures in various software.

IMF Statistics Department, Real Sector Division

Researched, provided technical assistance, and wrote papers on price index topics;

Developed robust econometrics models to test the robustness and validity of CPI formulas;

Forecasted growth estimates from national accounts estimates;

Provided training, technical assistance and capacity building, and conducted and participated in over 25 overseas missions on national accounts and price statistics;

Assisted with translating the IMF Consumer Price Index Manuel to Chinese; and,

Developed training materials on price index and quarterly and annual national accounts compilations.

Statistics Department, Division of Data Dissemination

Reviewed and posted all Special Data Dissemination Standards and General Data Dissemination System data and metadata for over 20 countries;

Reviewed and posted data and metadata on twenty-two data categories, including financial soundness indicators and other macro prudential statistic;

Served as administrator for the Data Quality Reference Site;

Participated in the Report of Observation of Standards and Codes (ROSC) missions as the real sector expert, particularly prices; and,

Reviewed and discussed BASEL II and III reform measures as a part of the ROSC mission and the IMF’s Financial Sector Assessment Program.

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington D.C. 1997 to 2002

Producer Price Index Division, Supervisory Economist GS 12 - GS-13

Served as team-leader for the finance, real-estate, insurance, information, and professional services section of the Producer Price Index division;

Supervised six economists with the weight updating, rebasing, and sample augmentation of indexes;

Directed team activities towards the development and implementation of industry specific methods to estimate quality adjustment methods;

Directed team activities towards the development and implementation of industry specific methods to minimize new item bias in the index;

Conducted portfolio and mutual funds risk analysis;

Developed asset pricing and stochastic models for systemic risk analysis;

Established hedonic model to estimate prices for the mutual fund management industry;

Discussed government regulation issues with the banking industry and industry regulators; and,

Developed and improved methodologies for defining and pricing the output of the Investment Advice, Commercial Banking, Stock Broker and Dealers, Prepackaged, Accounting and Publishing industries.

Shelley Harrow 4

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ac7v7u@r.postjobfree.com, 202-***-****

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Economics (Concentration: Monetary and Fiscal Policies)

Howard University, Washington, D.C.

M.A. in Economics (Concentration: Micro and Macro Economic Theories)

The American University, Washington, D.C.

M.A. in Development Banking (Concentration: Development Financing): The American University, Washington, D.C.

B.A. in Economics and Financial Management (Dual Major)

Hood College, Frederick Maryland.



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