Sam Carlen is a Research Analyst at OnPoint. Sam earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Mathematics, and Statistics from St. Olaf College, where he also wrote for and edited the college’s student newspaper.
Before joining OnPoint, Sam worked as a journalist, tutor, and teaching assistant. In college, he researched the predictors of medical bill default using logistic regression and classification tree modeling. In addition to co-authoring a forthcoming paper on how economists’ methods of inquiry have changed over time, he has also conducted research on ETFs and mutual funds for a local financial services firm. In his free time, Sam enjoys reading, writing, hiking, and playing with his cat.
Favorite thing about OnPoint: the variety of tasks and topics