I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Marketing Group at University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In January 2021 I will join the Marketing Department at Tilburg University as an Assistant Professor.
My current research leverages text as data, utilizing tools from Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing, integrating their outputs into quantitative models to understand:
PhD in Economics, 2019
University of Zurich
MSc. in Economics, 2013
University College London
MPhil. in Economics, 2012
University of Adelaide
B. Economics (Hons.), 2009
University of Adelaide
Since 2016 I have been leading courses focussed on improving programming practices in academic presearch targeted at graduate students in economics and business. Course materials are available here.
For courses I have been involved with prior to 2016, check my CV.
I am an instructor & lesson maintainer for Software Carpentry and Data Carpenty, who offer short courses on programming and reproducible research practices in professional and academic settings.
I maintain the lesson materials for Introduction to R for Geospatial Data.
demandr: Nested Logit Demand Estimation with Aggregate Market Shares
hayshir: R Companion to “Econometrics” by Fumio Hayashi
While teaching programming skills I have assembled a set of instructions for setting up a computing environment that I find useful for economics / marketing research. Instructions are provided for Linux (Ubuntu flavored), Mac and Windows environments.
The Snakemake workflow management system helps to create reproducible and scalable data analyses. It was originally designed for Bioinformatics workflows, but I have found it suits research in empirical economics and marketing just as well. Official documentation for Snakemake is here. Below are some templates that I use for my research and an extended tutorial.
Some of my older projects use
Waf to implement a reproducible workflow.
Waf was introduced to me by Hans-Martin von Gaudecker.
He provides great templates here in multiple programming languages along with an extended tutorial.
It's a good alternative, but I think the Waf learning curve is a tad steeper.
Most of my written work is in markdown. Here are some templates I regularly use: