Marzie Taheri Sanjani

US Head of Quantitative Macro Research
Global Macro Advisers

Dr. Marzie Taheri Sanjani is the head of quantitative macro research at the US office of SPX capital. Prior to joining SPX, she was working at the International Monetary Fund on macro-policy issues of various advanced, emerging market, and low-income countries. Besides her policy work, she is also an active researcher on monetary policy, banking area and macroeconomic forecasting using Big Data techniques. Powered by her multidisciplinary educational background which is a hybrid of economics, physics, and electrical engineering, she is using cutting-edge technology and leveraging the strengths of engineering techniques in solving difficult economic and financial problems. Recently she worked on a proof-of-concept product called Sherlock Holmes for the IMF (, which is a knowledge management toolSherlock is an advanced semantic search and browses tool which deploys state-of-art word-embedding technology and aims to help researchers at the IMF with their studies by finding relevant papers, authors, and concepts.

Selected by Iran’s National Elites Foundation, Marzie studied Physics at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, between 2003 to 2004. She received her B.S. in Electrical and Computer Science Engineering from the University of Tehran in 2007. In 2009, she obtained an MSc from Department of Electrical and System Engineering of University of Pennsylvania. She received her MRes, MPhil, and Ph.D. in economics from London Business School, between 2009 to 2013.



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