Arthur Novaes de Amorim

Arthur Novaes de Amorim

PhD Candidate in Economics

University of Calgary


Welcome to my website! I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at the University of Calgary. I conduct applied research on topics of labour markets, innovation and productivity. Throughout my Ph.D., I have acquired an in-depth knowledge of data science, econometrics and programming (e.g. Python, R). My projects make extensive use of parallel computing using Compute Canada Linux-based resources for processing large data sets.

I will be joining Analysis Group at the Montreal office as an Associate starting in Fall 2023.

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Download my job market paper (or listen to it at The Visible Hand podcast).

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Data Science
  • Policy Analysis
  • PhD in Economics, 08/2023 (expected)

    University of Calgary

  • MA in Economics, 2016

    University of Ottawa

  • BMus in Piano Performance, 2014

    West Virginia University



Data Wrangling, Machine Learning, GIS


Natural Language Processing, Record Linkage


Data Visualization, Econometric Analysis


Research Assistant to Alex Whalley & Lucija Muehlenbachs
University of Calgary
Sep 2017 – Present Calgary, AB

Responsibilities include:

  • Implementing clustering-based disambiguation and linking records across big data sets
  • Developing topic classification algorithms based on textual patent data
  • Training prediction models for seasonal opening/closure dates of ice roads in Canada
  • Leading and training team members on supporting tasks
Senior Analyst
Alberta Health Services
May 2019 – Dec 2021 Calgary, AB

Responsibilities include:

  • Obtaining research ethics approval for right to analyze confidential healthcare data
  • Delivering a machine learning ensemble model for predicting hospital visit volumes
  • Designing methodology for policy evaluation of a mental health support program
  • Writing reports and communicating findings to stakeholders
Instructor – Use of Statistics in Economics
University of Calgary
Jun 2020 – Aug 2020 Calgary, AB, Canada

Responsibilities include:

  • Effectively delivering lectures on topics of statistical estimation of economic relationships (see student feedback on RateMyProfessor)
  • Coordinating tutorial sessions and grading with course teaching assistants
  • Teaching principles of data wrangling and analysis using R in optional coding sessions
Junior Economist
Natural Resources Canada
Jan 2016 – Aug 2016 Ottawa, ON, Canada

Responsibilities include:

  • Updating database of energy savings due to adoption of energy-efficient appliances
  • Modelling firms’ strategic response to energy efficient certifications
  • Computing causal effect of energy savings due to the ENERGY STAR program
Junior Analyst
Environment and Climate Change Canada
May 2015 – Aug 2015 Ottawa, On, Canada

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing an upward feedback tool for department’s respectful workplaces initiative
  • Writing report on respect at work and job satisfaction


(2023). Research Universities and Regional Growth. KDI/EWC series on Economic Policy.

Ongoing Projects