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Senior Research Economist: Office of the Chief Economist

Title: Senior Research Economist: Office of the Chief Economist

  • Employer: Microsoft (Research)
  • Location: United States
  • Position Type: Other Non-Academic
  • Deadline: Mar 31, 2017

  • Job Description:

    Microsoft seeks applications for a senior position creating academic research with novel and highly granular data and applying it to real world problems in the Office of the Chief Economist at our Seattle-area headquarters. We will consider candidates ranging from roughly the associate professor level and above. Pursuing top-tier publications is expected and strongly supported. This position will contribute to core strategy with how technology impacts the public sector. A desire to learn and use big data computing clusters and the associated scripting languages is encouraged.

    Research Economists work closely with Chief Economist Preston McAfee and his team of economists and data scientists on high-impact projects. Topic areas include but are not limited to market design, cloud marketplaces, search auctions, machine learning prediction, optimal pricing contracts, retail product competition and measuring ad effectiveness. Successful candidates should drive their own agenda as well as work with the broader team.

    More information about economics at Microsoft can be found here:

    We will interview candidates at the AEA Meetings in Chicago. Please submit a CV, job market paper, cover letter and three letters of recommendation through by December 1st.

  • This position has closed. Applications are no longer accepted.