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Trustees approve two faculty appointments

Jan. 31, 2019 3:54 p.m.

The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of two full professors, effective in summer 2019.

Matias Cattaneo, in operations research and financial engineering, will join the faculty from the University of Michigan, where he has been on the faculty since 2008. Since 2017, he has been a professor in the departments of economics and statistics. He earned his Licentiate from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, M.A. from the Universidad Tocuato di Tella and Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley.

Cattaneo’s research focuses on econometric theory, mathematical statistics and applied econometrics. He addresses empirical problems in social, biomedical and statistical sciences, covering topics in settings related to treatment effects and policy evaluation, high-dimensional models, average derivatives and structural response functions, applied finance and applied decision theory.

Rocío Titiunik, in politics, will join the faculty from her position as the James Orin Murfin Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, where she has taught since 2010. Since 2016, she also has been a research associate professor at Michigan’s Center for Political Studies in the Institute for Social Research. An expert in quantitative methodology for the social sciences, her research interests lie at the nexus of political science, political economy and applied statistics, with particular focus on the development and application of quantitative methods to the study of political institutions.

Titiunik completed her undergraduate studies at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley.