Ryan Macdonald


Pursued undergraduate studies at Dalhousie University and graduate studies at the University of Victoria where he graduated in 2004. He spent two years at the Bank of Canada in the forecasting group before moving to Statistics Canada in 2006. He has worked at Statistics Canada in the Economic Analysis Department since then. His work at Statistics Canada has focussed on improving measurement in the National Accounts, increasing Canadians' awareness of the data Statistics Canada produces, and illustrating how Statistics Canada's data can be used to examine economic features of the Canadian economy. Research topics to date include: the role of public infrastructure in productivity growth and GDP measurement, the evolution of manufacturing in Canada and structural changes within the Canadian economy, the effect of terms of trade shifts on real income and estimating intangible capital investment.