Researcher at Microsoft

Researcher Details

Nov. 1, 2018, 9:03 p.m.
Individual Contributor
Redmond, WA
Chief Economist at
This position is in the Office of the Chief Economist at Microsoft's Seattle-area headquarters. We are not like other industry jobs: we value both excellence in published research and internal impact. Our group sits within Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research, an organization with over 25 years supporting top academic Computer Science research and expanding into Economics for the past several years. This is an ideal job for economists who value an opportunity to do academic research that makes a large impact in the real world. The position is open rank. Although we will focus on junior candidates (ranging from fresh Ph.D.'s to those who are 6 years out) we will consider senior candidates as well.

Research Economists work closely with Chief Economist Michael Schwarz and his team of economists and data scientists on high-impact projects in a supportive research environment. Topic areas include market design, electricity, cloud marketplaces, search auctions, optimal pricing contracts, retail product competition, scalable demand estimation, structural demand estimation, machine learning for both prediction and causal inference, optimal capacity investment, measuring ad effectiveness, and other applied theory. Successful candidates should drive their own agenda as well as work with the broader
Requirements: PhD in Economics or related field Desired attributes: Command of Causal inference Interest in applied econometric work Interest in learning machine learning techniques Interest in working with databases Experience coding (R, Python, SQL, C#, etc.)
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