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Brett Baden

  • Instructor
  • Department of Economics
  • (312) 636-5233
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center, Suite 6200
    Chicago, IL 60604

Academic Degrees

PhD, University of Chicago, 2001


Brett Baden is an instructor of economics at the Driehaus College of Business. Baden is an applied data science lead at Civis Analytics. At Civis, Baden is a principal architect for data science services for a portfolio of clients in consumer-packaged goods, technology and real estate. He works as a business development and analytic lead for new and existing clients in these areas, working with a dedicated sales team to demonstrate data science capabilities and execute analyses. 

Baden was a director of analytics in data science at Nielsen, working with national consumer and media market data. Before Nielsen, Baden worked as senior economist for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning as an environmental economics consultant, and as an economics professor in the Tufts University policy and planning department. He has several published papers in applied environmental and urban economics. Baden received a PhD from the University of Chicago in 2001. 

Baden teaches courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, business conditions analysis and applied statistics/analytics.