I am a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.
My research interests include time series econometrics, Bayesian analysis, panel data models, applied macroeconomics, and machine learning. The majority of my work involves econometric forecasting. My most recent projects focus on grouped heterogeneity in dynamic panel data models. I’m particularly interested in bringing prior knowledge on the latent group structure into the model and explore the predictive gain over prevailing estimators for panel data models. It is an exciting topic that blends panel estimation with semi-supervised learning and social network models.
Email: boyuanz (at) sas.upenn.edu