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Mitchell Hughes


Data Engineer 

The coolest things I've done in my career are:

  • I got to “direct” the Governor of the Bank of Canada playing himself in a skit as the host of a jeopardy style game-show centered on understanding his metaphors of the economy

  • I developed a monitoring system for Canadian intra-city transportation prices that helped reduce forecast error for Canadian inflation

  • I helped organize a year of an undergraduate case competition focusing on macroeconomic policy recommendations

If I could have a super power it would be:

Super speed. It would make sure I have plenty of time to relax. 

I'm a "closet" fan of:

Watching speedrunners on Twitch

The nerdiest thing I do in my spare time is:

Watch bad movies then listen to podcasts about the bad movies. 

Three things still on my bucket list are:

  1. Watch a Patriots game live

  2. Get a Wikipedia page

  3. Be able to answer a question with “don’t worry, I know a guy"

My past experience includes:

I worked in the oil field in Alberta before going to university where I completed a BA Honors in economics at the University of Alberta. I then worked at The Bank of Canada for 2 years as a research assistant where I was responsible for monitoring Canadian macro data, mainly inflation, labour markets and the housing market. I also assisted in research on global value chains and their impact on Canadian prices, minimum wage in Canada, labour market churn and impacts of the trade war on inflation.


I then attended Queen’s University to earn a master’s degree in economics. I joined the team here as a data engineer in the spring of 2020.

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