Ania is an expert in empirical econometrics. She uses a wide range of econometric methods to get the ‘best reading’ from the data. In her own words, she ‘squeezes juice out of the data to see what flavours are in it.’
The project is developing and Ania is looking forward to getting into the problem. She has the raw data and will be able to start squeezing it once she’s got all the information she needs.
‘Understanding what is happening once you have the data is a bit like sudoku,’ says Ania.
‘You have all these numbers and all these empty squares and you can’t wait to fill them in to understand how it all fits together and what the evidence can tell you about the world.’
The collaboration with Ricardo Leal and Alexandre Silveira began during Ania’s visit to The Coppead Graduate School of Business in Rio de Janeiro last summer.
She gave a talk on her current research at a conference for young academics and PhD students. As part of a panel of experts, she shared her publishing experience and commented on current trends in finance.
‘It was fantastic,’ she said of her two-week visit, ‘I really liked it. Everyone was very friendly, enthusiastic and ambitious. They were interested in collaboration and developing common research agendas. It was a truly positive experience.’