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 economic development, education, and gender equality. Much of my current work explores how machine learning and text mining methods can be used to improve the design and evaluation of development projects and policies. I completed my PhD in economics at Queen's University.

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. 

​Since 2017, I have complemented my academic research with my work at Limestone Analytics, where I am a Research Associate and managed the evaluation of a Girls’ Education Challenge project in Zimbabwe, along with other food security, education, and gender projects around the world.

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