JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016


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Technology and Research
Office of the Chief Economist

JOE ID Number: 2015-02_111453913
Date Posted: 09/30/2015
Date Inactive: 01/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Researcher
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Seattle-area, Washington, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
D -- Microeconomics
L -- Industrial Organization
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Microsoft seeks applications for the position of Researcher in the Office of the Chief Economist, Preston McAfee, at our Seattle-area headquarters. We will consider candidates ranging from fresh Ph.D.’s to those six years out. Candidates should have a sound empirical economic background and a desire to learn big data analysis techniques.

The position will work closely with Dr. McAfee and his team of economists and data scientists on high-impact projects involving core strategy, real-world market design and novel measurement techniques. Pursuing top-tier publications is expected and strongly encouraged. Topic areas include (but are not limited to) cloud marketplaces, dynamic pricing, search auctions, machine learning prediction, designing field experiments and demand estimation. Candidates should be able to operate independently and drive their own agenda as well as work with the broader team.

More information about economics at Microsoft can at the following link:

We will interview candidates at the AEA Meetings in San Francisco and schedule on-campus interviews for job talks and shortly thereafter. Please submit a CV, job market paper, cover letter and three recommendation letters through by 12/1/2015.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 12/01/2015