Matthew Smith

Researcher in Dept Finance

IESE Business School

My research focuses on machine learning applications applied to economics but in my spare time I generally enjoy playing around with different R packages and finding applications to finance and economics. I set up this blog as a way to highlight my research results, organise my code and publish it along with comments.

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. - Marie Skłodowska Curie


  • Machine Learning
  • Financial Markets
  • Asset Pricing


  • PhD in Economics, 2017 - Present

    Universidad Complutense Madrid

  • MSc in Economics, 2013 - 2016

    Universitat de Barcelona