Talks, Presentations, Workshops, and Panels

Code Sample Workshop: MATLAB

April 12, 2024

Coding Workshop, Harris School of Public Policy, Harris School

In this 2-hour lab, students with prior experience in Python or R will work with Professor Jeff Levy to learn what makes a good code sample, and the merits and usage of the MATLAB language. We will then go over some similarities and differences between MATLAB and R/Python, and conclude with group work developing our own simple data analysis program in MATLAB. Students will end this time with an understanding of how to leverage their Python/R experience to work in the MATLAB syntax, and with a working code sample suitable to include in job applications.

Introduction to Machine Learning for Economists

July 22, 2020

Guest lecture, University of Science and Technology of China, Web

Guest lecture on the basics of machine learning given to finance students at the University of Science and Technology of China. Notebook available here

Regional Variation in Economic Uncertainty

November 20, 2016

Presentation, Southern Economic Association 2016 Conference, Washington, DC

Presentation of early dissertation results, on the variation of news-based economic uncertainty at sub-national levels.

Python Brown Bag

October 25, 2016

Presentation, Urban Institute, Washington, DC

Presentation to researchers at the Urban Institute on how and why to use Python in their research. More information here