JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018

Activision Publishing

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Central Technology
Game Economist

JOE ID Number: 2017-02_111457937
Date Posted: 08/01/2017
Date Inactive: 01/31/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Game Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Bay Area and Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Keywords:
Experimental, Microeconomics, Econometrics, Behavioral

Status Update: Listing has been Removed.
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Activision is seeking an Economist capable of applying academic and business principles to test, learn, iterate, and improve in-game experiences for players as it relates to virtual currency, monetization, game design and player engagement. You'll be running field experiments, determining causal inference, modeling demand, and building simulations of complex in-game economies.

Reporting to a Senior Director with an Economics Ph.D., you’ll reside in a game development studio as part of an internal consulting team.

Responsibilities:
• Support econometric analysis of experimental and observational data
• Run field experiments to draw insights about player behavior
• Build models to forecast revenue and simulate player activity
• Develop metrics and monitor the health of a live multimillion-dollar service business
• Work together with game designers to improve the balancing and inner workings of game economies

Requirements:
• Recent PhD in economics; may consider Master’s Degree with advanced technical experience
• Specialization in either applied econometrics, experimental economics, computational simulation/optimization
• Mastery of analysis software such as R, Matlab, or Python
• Candidate must have ability to apply training to real-world issues, meet real-world deadlines, and work collaboratively with non-technical peers
• Love for deep, complex games

Please include a cover letter along with an updated resume.

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