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Economist

Job ID: 1764175 | Amazon.com Services LLC

DESCRIPTION

Job summary
Are you motivated by ambiguity? Do you want to apply your microeconometric skills to solve real problems, and to help real people? Are you interested in making Amazon Earth’s Best Employer?

We are looking for an economist with expertise in applying the methods of causal inference, experimental design, and machine learning to topics in labor, personnel, education, and health economics. As part of a team of experienced economists and data scientists, you will get to work on challenging analytical problems, and to apply econometrics and economic theory at scale.

We are looking for creative thinkers who can combine a strong economic toolbox with a desire to learn from others, and who know how to execute and deliver on big ideas.

Key job responsibilities
You will own key inputs to all stages of research projects, including model development, survey administration, experimental design, and data analysis. You will be customer-centric, working closely with business partners to define key research questions, communicate scientific approaches and findings, incorporate partner feedback, and deliver successful solutions.

About the team
We are a collegial team of interdisciplinary researchers in People eXperience and Technology (PXT). We leverage data and rigorous analysis to help Amazon attract, retain, and develop one of the world’s largest and most talented workforces.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· PhD in Economics or closely related field
Microeconometric proficiency (e.g. IV, RD, DiD)

Coding proficiency (Stata, R, and/or Python)

Effective verbal and written communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experienced candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Proven ability to perform independent research

Ability to explore and extract data via SQL

Experience with ML techniques


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