I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Marketing Group at University of Chicago Booth School of Business. I recently completed my PhD in Economics at the University of Zurich.
My current research leverages text as data, utilizing tools from Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing, integrating their outputs into quantitative models to understand:
I’m on the job market. I will be available for interviews at the AMA Summer Academic Meeting in Chicago from August 9 - 11.
PhD in Economics, 2019
University of Zurich
Visiting Researcher, Oct. 2016 - June 2017
MSc in Economics, 2013
University College London
MPhil. in Economics, 2012
University of Adelaide
Bachelor of Economics (Hons.), 2009
University of Adelaide
As an Instructor:
Programming Practices for Research in Economics: Foundations, 1st year PhD Course.
Programming Practices for Research in Economics, 2nd year PhD Course.
As a Teaching Assistant:
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.
Lesson Maintainence (with many others):
Contributions to lessons:
I actively supervise Bachelor’s and Master’s theses in Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics and Media Economics. Contact me via email if you are interested in knowing more.
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: