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Rémi Piatek

Rémi Piatek

Assistant professor

Rémi Piatek is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen since August 2013. He previously worked as a Post-Doctoral Scholar at the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago from 2010 to 2013. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Konstanz (Germany) in 2010.

Personal website: www.econ.ku.dk/piatek

Primary fields of research

Bayesian Econometrics, Factor Structure Models, Mixture Modeling, Computational Econometrics, Human Capital Formation

Current research

Rémi's research draws on Bayesian econometrics, factor modeling, mixture modeling, and computational econometrics. He is working on designing and implementing new methods for the inference of factor structure models where the dimension of the latent part of the model is not fixed, but treated as unknown and part of the estimation problem. Additionally, he is also developing nonparametric methods for the inference of factor models that relax the usual normality assumption of the latent factors - widely used in practice, but which can be too restrictive in real data applications. Applications of these methods include models of human capital, where unobserved constructs like cognitive ability or personality traits can be captured by latent factors and incorporated into economic models.

Teaching

Advanced Microeconometrics (Fall 2017)

Summer School in Bayesian Econometrics (Summer 2017)

Seminar in Bayesian Econometrics (Fall 2015)

Econometrics C (Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014)

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