LEADERSHIP

Who We Are. What We Do. Why We Do It.

Humanizing data, science, and economics to build trusted brands and widespread understanding of our modern world.

HI. I'M SKYLAR. 

And I believe data has a big story to tell.

Dr. Skylar Olsen—Reimagine Chief, Business Operations, Economist, Public Expert, Data Scientist

Data fuels our lives. Which is why I’ve dedicated my career to using it to further our collective mission—to better this world by building trust, fueling brand success, and advancing understanding for all.


At Reimagine Economics, that means specializing in helping companies connect with new and existing audiences through credible, analytics-based content marketing and PR strategies. In short, I want to help your organization be the leader in its field, and help your customers gain personal insight and value from your work.


But first, a little data about me:


  • 8 years and counting as Senior Principal Economist and Director of Economic Research at Zillow as a foundational member of the public-facing economic research program 

  • 300+ (and counting) expert appearances on local, national, and international stages, broadcasts, podcasts, print news, and radio stations 

  • 5.8 years spent in successful pursuit of a PhD in economics with a specialization in econometrics and environmental economics from the University of Washington

  • 2 young children who call me mom and help me color Venn diagrams

  • 1 testimony before Congress’ Housing Financial Services Committee on fair housing issues 

  • 6 major cities and geographical regions I’ve lovingly called home—Seattle, Bay Area, Central California Coast, Columbus OH, Washington, DC and the rolling hills of West Virginia

  • 3 concrete ways I can help you use data to grow your business today 


I founded Reimagine Economics because I am passionate about unlocking data at big companies to bring understanding to everyday people who can really use it. I put that same philosophy to good use at Climate Check, a start-up dedicated to tackling the biggest crisis we’ve ever faced by bringing climate change risk information to the everyday consumer, where I act as an advisor.


I believe in resolving information asymmetries, identifying public and private win-wins, and that the term “funny economist” is not an oxymoron. 

SKYLAR'S MEDIA & APPERANCES

Listen, learn, and take a look around.

GIMME SHELTER PODCAST

Why the housing market isn't tanking

CNBC TELEVISION

"The Exchange" expert appearance

INMAN CONNECT 2020

Reimagining economics and humanizing data

THE REAL ESTATE SESSIONS

Climate change and the future of home buying

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HI. I'M NICK.

My interest in causality is anything but casual.

Nick Huntington-Klein—Economist, Econometrician, Public Expert, Data Scientist


An economist by day and a caffeinated economist by night, I am a professor at Seattle University with expertise in econometrics, data management, causal inference, data science, and the economics of higher education.

Here's a little data about me:

  • 6 years as a professor of economics at both California State University Fullerton, where I was awarded early tenure, and Seattle University.

  • 9 years of experience working with data analysis and management for the private sector, with clients ranging from finance to audiology, major mobile location data providers to law firms, and academic researchers to small business people

  • 1 large-scale economics replication project organized to evaluate the reliability of economic data and results

  • 4 organizations with whom I worked to help shape education policy: the Center for Education Data and Research, the Council for Independent Colleges, the Washington Student Achievement Council, and the California Policy Lab.

  • 1 collaboration with the Rhode Island Governor's COVID Response Team

  • 2 appearances as a (successful!) contestant on nationally televised game shows


I believe that economics is for everyone and have created lessons, videos, resources, software, and publications to help engage and educate. My materials making the process of causal inference clear and accessible have been shared far and wide and if you look up a number of different "great resources" compilations you're likely to run across them.

My favorite pupil, life project, and walking growth chart is my daughter Joan. 


Check out more of my work at: http://nickchk.com/

NICK'S MEDIA & APPEARANCES

Listen, learn, and take a look around.

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW

A Study of West Point Shows How Women Help Each Other Advance

THE WASHINGTON POST

As states start to reopen, here's where people are going

YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Econometrics, Data Wrangling, Dashboards, and Micro Economics

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Rural Americans Stopped Staying In. Then Covid-19 Hit.

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