Welcome to my website! I am a PhD Candidate in Economics and Data Science at the University of Montreal.


My research interests include Econometrics, Big Data, Machine Learning/Text as Data (NLP), Large Language Models (LLMs), and Climate Finance. I am also interested in applying Artificial Intelligence methods to answer macro-finance and causal inference questions.


I hold an MSc. in Statistics and Economics, and have worked as an economist at the Bank of Canada, IMF, and World Bank, as well as an AI Scientist in the IT Industry.



Please see my CV for more details.


Recent and Upcoming Talks:

  • 17th Financial Risks International Forum on "Big Data and Algorithmic Finance" (Paris, March 2024)
  • Bank of Canada Data Science Research Group Seminar (Ottawa, February 2024)
  • Bank of England (BoE)
  • 2023 NBER-NSF Time Series Conference, poster session
  • 17th International Conference on Computational and Financial Econometrics (Berlin, December 2023)
  • 1st CIREQ Interdisciplinary Conference on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
  • Annual Meetings of the Canadian Economics Association (CEA)
  • CIREQ Montreal Econometrics Conference in Honor of Eric Renault

  • Contacts:

    Email: firmin.ayivodji@umontreal.ca

    Phone: (514) 343-6111 #37386

    Office: Lionel-Groulx Building, Office C-6070-10

    3150 Jean brillant, Université de Montréal

    Montréal, Québec, H3T 1N8, Canada.