Introducing SWORDC's Statistical Assistants

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

SWORDC currently has three Statistical Assistants. See below for a brief intro about John, Yanling, and Aidi. Many thanks to Allison Mascella (PhD Economics) for her statistical assistant help in the last few years.

John David Baker

John Baker

John is a PhD student in the Department of Economics at the University of Waterloo. He completed his masters and undergraduate degrees at Wilfrid Laurier University in Economics before deciding to pursue his PhD.

John's main research interests are in macroeconomics and policy evaluation.

John is currently working on projects related to policies implemented by the federal government and central bank in Canada. In the former project, John is analyzing the economic consequences of a change in the cyclicality of Canada's skilled worker program in part using historical Census microdata.

Yanling Guo

Yanling Gui

Yanling is a PhD student at the School of Public Health and Health Systems. She holds a MSc from University of Waterloo (SPHHS) and a Bachelor of Medicine from Tianjin Medical University (China). Yanling’s research interests are in immigrant health, health care services, social determinants of health.

Yanling currently works on the pattern and determinants of acute care hospitalization by Canadian immigrants. I conducted quantitative analysis (survival models) using the linked CCHS-DAD dataset. 

Aidi Yu

Aidi Yu

Aidi is a PhD student in department of Economics at the University of Waterloo. Aidi did her undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Math from the University of Waterloo and got an Honours Mathematics degree with a Statistics Minor. 

Aidi’s research interests are: Macro Labour Economics; Urban Economics; Inequality; Economics of Households

Aidi’s current research focuses on two aspects. The first is empirical analysis with respect to double-earner households' commuting times and wages. I am currently using quantile regression to investigate the distributional effects of commuting. The second is theoretical work and an extension of the monocentric city model, where I incorporate the production technology into the applied micro model of commuting and land use.