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Brown Economics Alumni Profile: Jake Levine, A.B. 2016

October 3, 2019
Jake Levine Credit: Jake Levine, A.B. 2016

Jake Levine was initially recruited to play baseball at Brown, but
he ultimately chose the school for the Open Curriculum, diverse community, and
genuinely happy environment on College Hill. From early on, Levine gravitated
towards Economics because of the quantitative approach to solving social issues
and the “let the data talk” mentality. A pivotal point for Levine in his
studies was Applied Research Methods with Rachel Friedberg, where he learned
how to separate correlation from causation and how to develop a statistical
approach to answering difficult questions. Levine also had strong interests in
Public Policy and took several policy-oriented elective courses, applying the
economist mindset and econometrics toolkit to analyze the social and policy issues
he cared about most. His favorite electives were Economics of Mass Media with
Professor Jesse Shapiro, Economics of Education with Professor John Tyler, and
Health, Education, and Social Policy with Assistant Professor Bryce Steinberg.

Currently, Levine is a Senior
Business Analyst in the Business Analytics division for the Miami Dolphins.
Levine spent his first two years after graduation in consulting at EY-Parthenon
with the goal of learning broadly about business strategy. In his current role,
he uses both a strategic and data-driven mindset to help the Miami Dolphins
make business decisions related to ticket sales, sponsorship, merchandise, and
concessions. Additionally, he advises other clients of the Hard Rock Stadium
such as the University of Miami, entertainment groups, international soccer
clubs, and the Miami Open tennis tournament. Levine’s studies in Economics at
Brown helped to lay the foundation for his professional life. Levine utilizes
an economist’s way of thinking every day, from identifying causal relationships
to develop business strategies to using statistical methods to analyze business