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Research Economist

Title: Research Economist

  • Employer: Microsoft (Research)
  • Location: United States
  • Position Type: Other Non-Academic
  • Deadline: Nov 26, 2017

  • Job Description:

    Microsoft seeks applications for a 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 primarily focus on candidates from fresh Ph.D.’s to 6 years out but will consider more senior candidates.

    Candidates should be proficient coders with a desire to learn and use big data computing clusters and the associated scripting languages. Pursuing top-tier publications is expected and strongly supported. Senior candidates should have a demonstrated ability to work across disciplines.

    Research Economists work closely with Chief Economist Preston McAfee and his team of economists and data scientists on high-impact projects in a supportive research environment. Topic areas include but are not limited to market design, cloud marketplaces, search auctions, optimal pricing contracts, retail product competition, applied theory with applied microeconometric applications, scalable demand estimation, structural demand estimation, using ML for both prediction and causal inference, optimal capacity investment, and measuring ad effectiveness. Successful candidates should drive their own agenda as well as work with the broader team. Please visit for additional information about the group.

    Microsoft’s mission of empowering every person and organization on the planet to achieve more is fulfilled through an unwavering commitment to a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to

    We will interview candidates at the AEA Meetings in Philadelphia. Please submit a CV, job market paper, cover letter and three letters of recommendation through by November 25th, 2017.

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