Principal Economist

Job ID: 1050087 | Services LLC


Amazon is the second largest private employer in the country, and encounters the expected challenges from managing such a large and diverse workforce. We are looking for a senior economist to research topics touching upon all aspects of HR, including: workforce planning, recruiting, employee engagement, retention, development, and compensation.

The ideal candidate will be able to: (1) use economic theories to structure ambiguous problems; (2) define proper metrics and assemble unique datasets to test hypotheses; (3) assess and interpret (causal) empirical relationships using data; and (4) design and test how incentives affect behavior, taking into account dynamic long-term and strategic factors. The candidate should have strong communication skills, and be able to use their analysis to articulate a true and coherent story on the impact Amazon has had on workers, the market, and the economy. The individual is expected to work closely with business leaders, and communicate clearly through various means, including research papers and public speaking.


PhD in Economics or highly related field.
10+ years work experience in applied statistics, econometrics, or consulting.
Experience in applied economic analysis.
Experience in using one of Stata, R, or Python is required.


Strong research track record, drives results.
Effective verbal and written communications skills.
Exhibits business judgment.
Has relentlessly high standards.