Christian Tien

Christian Tien

PhD Student in Economics (3rd yr)

University of Cambridge


Christian Tien is a 3rd year PhD student in Economics at the University of Cambridge. His research interests include causal inference, machine learning and financial econometrics. He likes to come up with creative approaches to interesting economic identification problems.

At the University of Cambridge, Christian is a member of the Econometric Research Group at the Faculty of Economics and often joins the Causal Inference Reading Group of the Statistical Laboratory.

Besides his research, Christian enjoys to play football as a goalkeeper, to learn languages, and to admire marine life while scuba diving.

  • Causal Inference
  • Machine Learning
  • Financial Econometrics
  • PhD in Economics, 2022 (expected)

    University of Cambridge

  • MPhil in Economic Research, 2019

    University of Cambridge

  • BA in Economics, 2018

    University of Cambridge

Hard Skills



University of Cambridge
Supervisor, Teaching and Research Assistant
Oct 2020 – Present Cambridge, UK

Supervisor in Econometrics for Undergraduate 2nd and 3rd year Economic Tripos students.

  • Organise and lead small group teaching in Econometrics
  • Mark and provide feedback on student work

Teaching Assistant in Applied Asset Management (F540) for MPhil Finance and Economics students.

  • Create slides and problem sets for applied asset management in R
  • Hold classes and office hours for students

Research Assistant for Dr Flavio Toxvaerd.

  • Constructed an M&A financial news data set
Deutsche Bank
Summer Analyst (Corporate & Investment Banking)
Jun 2017 – Aug 2017 London, UK
  • Modelled data for product re-pricing and presented analyses to senior management
  • Developed efficient account structure models in co-operation with clients
  • Created an automated procedure for account rationalisation in VBA
Deutsche Bank
Intern, Spring Into Banking
Apr 2016 – Apr 2016 London, UK
  • Presented on challenges and opportunities in transaction banking
Internal Consultant
Jul 2015 – Aug 2015 Nordhorn, Germany
  • Developed a sustainable market entry strategy
  • Presented to senior management
Genesis Group
Jul 2014 – Aug 2014 Querétaro, Mexico
  • New Generations Exchange Program of Rotary International