Anusha Arif

Alumni, Research Assistant

Anusha has a background in various fields of economics including labour, education, health, and public economics. As a Research Assistant at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E), Anusha is extremely passionate about applying and expanding her data analysis skills into real-world economic scenarios.

Prior to working at BII+E, Anusha worked as a teaching assistant in econometrics at the University of Toronto. She has also worked on various research topics such as the difference in pay for immigrants vs. non-immigrants in white-collar jobs, the effectiveness of COVID-19 social distancing policies, and the relationship between SAT scores and ethnicity. One of her most recent research projects centered on the link between occupations, field of study and return to education.

Anusha has recently completed her Master’s degree of Arts in Economics from University of Toronto. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a focus on Data Analytics and Statistics also from the University of Toronto. Her long-term goal is to pursue a PhD degree in Economics, and hopes to focus on Microeconomics.

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Aug 15, 2022

The once-booming tech sector is experiencing layoffs and hiring freezes, but ebbs and flows in this sector operate in a separate ecosystem from the larger economy.
Does the cooling tech labour market signal trouble for the Canadian economy? Not necessarily.
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