Sonia Benito is a Professor of Economics and Finance of the Economic Analysis Department at Madrid´s Open University (UNED). She holds a degree from the University of Carlos III based in Madrid as well as a PhD in Economics from the Complutense University also based in Madrid.

From 2000 to 2004, Sonia worked part-time as an Academic and part-time in BMCA Investment (S.A.) as a Senior Analyst. From 2000 to 2007, Sonia was an associate professor in the Quantitative Economics Department of the Complutense University and of the Economic Analysis Department at Madrid´s Open University (UNED).

She has developed her research in Empirical Finance: interest rate common factors, financial returns volatility and finance risk management (Value at Risk). She is also interested in Forecasting Macroeconomics. She is the author of several articles, published both in Spanish and international magazines, particularly in the field of finances.

Sonia is also the co-author of a series of science popularization magazines formed of two collections comprising of 41 editions published over a period of fifteen years. She has also taken part in four projects funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education between 2003 and 2011. In addition, she is also a member of a research group dedicated to the Quantitative Analysis of Economic Policy and Financial Markets set up by the public authorities of Madrid in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Up until now she has participated in more than 15 national and international congresses, conferences and seminars, mainly as a speaker.