Welcome to my website! I am a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Montreal.

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

I hold a MSc. in Statistics and Economics and worked as an economist at the IMF and World Bank.

I will be on the job market in the 2023-2024 academic year, and I will be available for interviews at the ASSA and at the EJME virtual meetings.

Please see my CV for more details.


  • The 1st CIREQ Interdisciplinary Conference on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence is scheduled to be held on June 15, 2023, at McGill University.

  • Recent and Upcoming Talks:

  • Annual Toronto Machine Learning Summit (TMLS)
  • IVADO Digital October
  • Annual Meetings of the Canadian Economics Association (CEA)

  • 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.