Hello, World.

I'm Samuel V. Brown.

Data Scientist Economist

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I have the programming ability to analze your largest and most complex data sets, as well as the theoretical acumen to know what to look for and how to turn information into insight. I use my technical skills and my thorough grasp of economic theory to uncover the deep structure of consumer and firm behavior.


I am a freelance data scientist with a strong economics background and experience in big data, machine learning, and statistics. I prioritize flexibility, creativity, and practicality.

  • Full Name: Samuel Vincent Brown
  • Birth Date: January 30, 1985
  • Job: Data Scientist, Freelancer
  • Website: www.samuel-brown.com
  • Email: sam@samuel-brown.com


I have extensive experience applying software tools to data analysis problems. I am also a self-starter, an excellent communicator, and a quick learner.

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More of my credentials.

I have more than a decade of experience in data analysis, as well as formal training in engineering and economics. I bring a unique combination of technical know-how and economic acumen to every project on which I work.

Work Experience

Data Scientist

October 2014 - September 2015

The World Bank

Designed and implemented statistical models in R and STATA to measure the quality of health and education services throughout Africa, as part of the Service Delivery Indicators (SDI) Initiative. Performed quality assurance, data compilation and cleaning, and analysis.

Senior Research Associate, Lead Programmer

May 2012 - May 2014

Brown University & Innovations for Poverty Action

Managed a team of programmers and administered project SVN repository. Leveraged ML and decision trees in Python and R to create a diagnostic model using high-frequency time-series symptomatology data. Designed competing risks hazard models and estimated them in MATLAB using novel maximum expected likelihood procedures.

Web Developer

September 2012 - June 2014

NYU Center for Experimental Social Science

Designed and implemented an extensible, PHP/HTML/AJAX web interface for conducting experiments on rational inattention, information partitions, and other decision-theoretic concepts. Designed and maintained a MySQL database of experimental results.

Data Analyst

May 2010 - June 2012

Brown University

Compiled and transformed complex ARIS/REDS panel data to perform descriptive statistics and regression analysis in MATLAB and STATA. Designed and implemented interactive visualizations in MATLAB for both technical and non-technical audiences. Analyzed the micro characteristics of rural Indian households and their interactions at the village, district, state, and national levels.

Digital/Micro Hardware Engineer

September 2006 -- July 2008

The MITRE Corporation

Performed digital signal processing, data analysis, hardware design, and embedded software development. Assisted in the planning and execution of international GPS test events.


Master of Arts in Economics, PhD Candidate

September 2010 - May 2017

Brown University

Dissertation Title
Risk-sharing, Investment, and Informal Institutions
Primary Field Applied Microeconomics
Secondary Fields Microeconomic Theory, Econometrics, Experimental Economics

Master of Science in Agricultural Economics

September 2008 - August 2010

Purdue University

Thesis Title
Rural Electric Cooperatives' Adoption of Renewable Energy Technology

Outstanding Master's Thesis Award

Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering

September 2003 - July 2006

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Graduated with High Distinction


What Can I Do For You?

Whether your project is going to take 36 hours or 36 months, I am here to provide you with the data-driven insights and support that you need.


I'd Love To Hear From You.

Let me know how I can use data science and economic theory to meet your needs.

Where to find me

343 E 115th St Apt 4A
New York, NY
10029 US

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Phone: +1 401 241 8494