JOE - November 2013

Postdoctoral Research Economist
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Research Economist
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Locations: Cambridge, MA, USA
New York, NY, USA
Cambridge, other, United Kingdom
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
D -- Microeconomics
Deadline Information: Applications received by December 1st will receive full consideration for interviews at the AEA meetings in Philadelphia, PA.
Deadline Date: 12/1/2013

JOE ID Number: 201311_399601

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Microsoft Research is a unique entity in the research community, balancing an open academic model with the opportunity to engage with business groups and their associated data, support and experimentation platforms. Today, the world-renowned scientists of Microsoft Research constitute one of the world's largest and most highly respected research organizations.

Postdoctoral researchers are invited to define their own research agenda and drive forward an effective program of research. Candidates are required to have completed a Ph.D. in economics or related fields before starting at Microsoft Research. Successful candidates will have a well-established research track record. Postdoctoral researchers are hired for a one or two-year fixed-term appointment and receive a competitive salary/benefits package and eligible for relocation expenses. Past economics postdocs have consistently moved on to assistant professor positions at top departments.

Access to Data: Postdoctoral researchers have wide-ranging access to Microsoft data. While certainly not constrained to utilize Microsoft data assets, we expect empirical researchers to benefit greatly from access to data from various Microsoft businesses. Examples of data sources researchers have utilized in the past include: online advertising auctions, Xbox Live platform, web browsing and internal datasets related to firm and employee behavior.

Interdisciplinary: Permanent researchers at Microsoft Research include top scholars in computer science, economics, sociology, psychology and applied mathematics. Postdoctoral researchers in past years have collaborated extensively across disciplinary boundaries with great success.

Fields: We are particularly interested in the following fields: auctions and marketplace design, industrial organization, personnel economics, social networks analysis, economics of e-commerce, platform competition and applied game theory. We also have strong interests in a range of methodologies, including both theoretical and applied research, econometrics, and experimental economics. Exceptional candidates in all fields will receive full consideration.
Application Instructions:

Applicants should apply through by submitting a job market paper, cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. Applications received by December 1st will receive full consideration for interviews at the AEA meetings in Philadelphia, PA.
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