I am an assistant Professor of Economics at Northeastern University. Prior to this, I studied at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business for my PhD in Econometrics and Statistics. 

I study applied and theoretical econometrics. My research has chiefly been in the areas of machine learning methods in economic applications, causal inference in comparative case studies, and weak identification. My most recent research has studied the use of unsupervised learning methods in forming clustering structures used in problems involving estimation and inference of causal effects. 

Contact: j.cao@northeastern.edu