Russ Hooper joined Objective Insights as an analyst and bookkeeper in 2018. Prior to OI, he worked at Newport Group testing 401(k) plans for regulatory compliance. He also has experience with full-stack iOS development (co-developing two apps, Scribblr Keyboard and Pear Music). He held economic research internships at the Hoover Institution and Cato Institute, and has passed multiple actuarial exams (covering topics such as option pricing, probability, differential equations applied to finance, Monte Carlo simulation, interest theory, etc.).
Russ earned his B.S. in Economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where his thesis topic was a policy analysis using econometric techniques: Top Marginal Tax Rates and Federal Revenue.