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 modern statistical methods in economic applications, causal inference in comparative case studies, and weak identification. My most recent research has studied the properties of clustering structures learned from the data, in problems involving estimation and inference of causal effects.  

Contact: j.cao@northeastern.edu