Mr Aidan Jonathan Horn
I can code in R, Stata, Python, SQL, Git, LaTeX, Markdown, CSS and HTML. I am experienced with developing Shiny apps (for example, Codera's dashboard that reports on South African retail banks' balance sheets). I am experienced with South African labour economics (occupations, earnings, income, and social insurance) and econometrics. My personality is INTJ.
documentation and meta-data curation
high-performance computing (HPC)
automation and building a bot (including data collection or running a script)
prediction (e.g. classification, regression, or forecasting).
I have an SA-TIED project that investigates how much South Africans save for retirement, using income tax data at the National Treasury. This is used to comment on the proposed statutory pension scheme, with contributions made through the formal employment system. The Treasury discussion paper is saved at http://www.treasury.gov.za/comm_media/news_archive_2021.aspx (14 Dec 2021). My supervisor for this is Andrew Donaldson.
I have also researched occupational polarization over time in the South African labour market. A hollowing out of middle-skill occupations has been seen globally, due to automation. My primary supervisor for this paper is Prof Murray Leibbrandt. Future research could study causes of within- and between-occupation earnings inequality.
SALDRU Newsletter (monthly)
Public / informal work: email@example.com
Economics / professional domain (on LinkedIn and my CV). Uses Google Workspace; firstname.lastname@example.org is an alias on the same user.
email@example.com — this is where I use Teams.
official staff address ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) valid from 2023-04-14 until 2023-10-14. I think this has OneDrive.
Codera email address
Personal / banking / family / friends / trusted apps. ("Newer Gmail address"; where I use Google One personally.)
Old Gmail address, used for accounts. (Gets spam.)
Occupational Earnings Comparison Tool (web app)
Social Insurance Simulations (project documentation)
Youth Explorer is an interactive website with much socioeconomic data on youth in South Africa.
The WORLD Policy Analysis Center collects and analyzes information on rights, laws, and policies in countries.
I recommend the courses on Kevin Kotzé's website https://www.economodel.com/teaching
INTJ personalities are introverted, logical, and independent. They excel at complex problem-solving and are known for their strategic thinking and long-term planning abilities. They value intelligence. INTJs are known for their ability to think deeply and critically about complex problems, and they often excel in fields that require independent thinking and problem-solving skills.To get a brief description of the Myers-Briggs personality preferences, go to https://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/ and click on the hyperlink for each scope (shown in the image).
My lineage came to South Africa roughly four generations ago. I am a 5th generation South African. My recent lineage thus comprises of: 47% English; 16% German; 13% Irish; 6% Swedish; 6% Dutch; 6% Danish; 6% Welsh.
Matthew 7:1–5 (NRSV)
“Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck in your neighbor's eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor's eye.”