Ardyn Nordstrom

Ph.D. Candidate, Queen's University

Hi, I'm Ardyn.


I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Economics Department at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, and a Research Fellow with the John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy. Beginning in July 2022 I will also be joining the faculty at Carleton University's School of Public Policy and Administration as an Assistant Professor in Program and Policy Evaluation. I am also a member of the Canadian Women Economics Committee.

My research focuses on international development, education, food security, and gender equality, with a particular interest in how machine learning tools and text mining methods can be used to improve the design and evaluation of development projects and policies.

Since 2017, I have complemented my academic research with my work at Limestone Analytics, an economic consulting firm, where I manage the evaluation of a Girls’ Education Challenge project in Zimbabwe, along with other food security, education, and gender projects around the world.

I can be reached at me@ardyn.ca or ardyn.nordstrom@queensu.ca.


Research & Publications

Impact of a Severe Drought on Education

More Schooling Does Not Imply More Learning (2021)

Please find my publications, working papers, professional research reports, and non-refereed contributions linked below.