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MIT Sloan School of Management
Initiative on the Digital Economy
Postdoctoral Associate Job Opportunity

JOE ID Number: 2019-01_111462630
Date Posted: 04/26/2019
Date Inactive: 05/15/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Associate Job Opportunity
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: O3 -- Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
economic measurement, AI, machine learning, GDP and productivity measures
Salary Range: TBA
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Postdoctoral Associate Job Opportunity
MIT Sloan School of Management
Initiative on the Digital Economy

Full-time Post-Doctoral Associate position available June/July 2019 for two years

MIT Sloan School of Management’s Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE)

Cambridge, MA

Job Description
The IDE seeks a Postdoctoral Associate:

The position will have a priority project, led by Professor Brynjolfsson, as well as the opportunity to work with other MIT faculty and PIs on additional topics.

This position will focus on measurement of consumer welfare using massive online choice experiments ( The digital economy creates both challenges and opportunities for economic measurement. The key challenge associated with it is that many of the digital goods have zero price and are hence excluded from GDP and productivity measures. This project is directly measuring consumer welfare and the digital economy using massive online choice experiments.

In addition to the priority project, the post-doctoral associate will have the opportunity to work with other researchers at MIT. High-level topic areas include: the effects of technology on skills and wages, mega-scale digital experimentation, platform business model economics and governance, behavioral economics, social prediction, and others. Our research projects balance rigor and relevance, aiming to produce papers for top academic journals while also informing policy and practice through other contributions.

Highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with extensive experience in (1) data processing, data analysis, and econometrics; and (2) familiarity with and interest in the literatures on economics of digitization, innovation, organizational economics, and/or business strategy. Must be able to work well with academics and industry executives alike. English language skills (verbal and written) must be strong. PhD in a Management Science or Economics field with the Doctorate conferred prior to start date.

Commensurate with experience, and competitive with similar positions.

To apply
Please send a CV, letter of intent, and research sample to IDE Executive Director David Verrill ( by May 15, 2019.

About the MIT Sloan School of Management and Initiative on the Digital Economy
The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE – is a team of internationally recognized thought leaders and researchers examining how people and businesses work, interact, and prosper in a time of rapid digital transformation. Key elements of our work include a robust research (35 projects across four “pillars” of research) and publication agenda; convenings for scholars, practitioners, funders, and policymakers focused on the future of work; an Inclusive Innovation Challenge that celebrates organizations doing exemplary work on how to make today's economic gains more "inclusive" and sustained; and public communications via leading national and international media outlets that help to amplify our findings to even broader, non-specialist audiences. This interconnected agenda, which builds on more than a decade of related work at MIT, has enabled the IDE to become – in just three years – a prominent, trusted, and non-partisan source of fact-based research at the center of a large and growing network of experts.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 05/15/2019
Application Instructions:
Please send a CV, letter of intent, and research sample to IDE Executive Director David Verrill ( by May 15, 2019.