Ardyn Nordstrom
Assistant Professor, Economist

Carleton University's School of Public Policy and Administration



I am an Assistant Professor at Carleton University's School of Public Policy and Administration. My research focuses on how information and other interventions affect behaviour in education and public health, and attitudes about gender equality. 

I am particularly interested in exploring how machine learning tools and text mining methods can improve the design and evaluation of development projects and policies. Since 2017 I have designed and implemented numerous randomized control trials, mixed-methods evaluations, and cost-benefit analyses of projects with international agencies, governments, and NGOs. This includes projects with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Kingdom’s Agency for International Development (UKAID), World Vision International, World Vision Canada, the Copenhagen Consensus Center, and the Government of Malawi’s National Planning Commission. My evaluation work has spanned multiple contexts, including projects in Canada, Zimbabwe, El Salvador, Honduras, Cambodia, Brazil, Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. 

I am a member of the Canadian Women Economics Committee, and a member of the One Society Network, an interdisciplinary research institute linking economists and epidemiologists to better understand and manage pandemic threats in Canada. 

In 2022, I completed my PhD in economics at Queen's University

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