Samsun Knight is a recent Ph.D. graduate in Economics from Brown University, where he focused on quantitative retail marketing, machine learning, and empirical industrial organization. His research uses natural experiments and big-data spatial modeling to understand retail interdependence and the transition to online delivery. He also studies robustness in applied machine learning models and methods for incorporating behavioral responses into machine learning frameworks.


  • AM and Ph.D., Economics, Brown University
  • MFA, Fiction, University of Iowa
  • BA, Math, Economics and Creative Writing, Oberlin College