Jay Mackinnon has been an Associate/Economist at Limestone Analytics since its early days. Jay is a graduate of Queens MA Economics program where he completed a Master’s thesis about Canada’s lobbying registry database. Jay’s main areas of economic interest include public economics, political economy, finance and applied econometrics.
While working for Limestone Analytics, Jay has contributed to research and evalutations concerning impact investment, alternative project finance, electricity infrastructure investment, girls’ education, and youth employment initiatives. Such projects have taken Jay to countries like Haiti, El Salvador, Honduras, and Zimbabwe. Jay has significant experience with data collection, and has used mobile platforms like Tangerine or KoboCollect to help deliver surveys in other countries. As part of these initiatives, Jay has participated in a number of field visits to help run training that prepare enumerators to use mobile devices such as tablets or phones for data collection in the field. Jay is also interested in spatial elements of data and is adept in mapping programs like QGIS and R.
- M.A. Economics – Queen’s University, Canada
- B.A. Economics – Trent University, Canada