Aidan Horn

R Data Engineer

Codera Analytics
Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU), School of Economics, University of Cape Town

Mr Aidan Jonathan Horn

I am a software engineer at Codera Analytics. I engineer data for our EconData repository, using R.

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.


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 (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.

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Telegram: @aidanhorn

Work: +27 21 013 3508


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Recommended websites

International Finance, Time Series Analysis (PDFs), Macroeconomic Modelling, machine learning, an introduction to GitHub, and more.

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My hobbies are trail running 🏃🏼🌲; going on overnight hikes 🌄; horse-riding 🏇🏻; having coffee ☕ at a café, or pizza 🍕 & craft beer 🍻 at restaurants; and sailing ⛵.


with @knock_solo.

Gender Pronouns

He / his / him

Personality: INTJ

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 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.

Inspirational Quotes

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.”