Ardyn NordstromWelcome to Ardyn Nordstrom, who joined the School as assistant professor July 1.

Professor Nordstrom is an applied microeconomist specializing in economic development, education, food security, and gender equality. Her research focuses on how machine learning tools and text mining methods can improve the design and evaluation of development projects and policies. Prof. Nordstrom has 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. Her work includes projects in Canada, Zimbabwe, El Salvador, Honduras, Cambodia, Brazil, Malawi, Kenya, and Uganda. Prof. Nordstrom is also a member of the One Society Network, an interdisciplinary research institute linking economists and epidemiologists to better understand and manage pandemic threats in Canada.