JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020

Blueground

Economist

JOE ID Number: 2020-01_111464671
Date Posted: 02/01/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Locations: Seattle, Washington, UNITED STATES
Athens, GREECE
New York, New York, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
H0 -- General
I0 -- General
J0 -- General
K0 -- General
L0 -- General
M0 -- General
Keywords:
Dynamic pricing
Experimental design
Observational data analysis
Full Text of JOE Listing:

At Blueground, our vision is to make people feel at home wherever they choose to live. To do this, we offer beautifully furnished and thoughtfully-equipped apartments in the most vibrant cities around the globe for a month, a year, or even longer. Guided by people's growing desire to live more mobile lives while not sacrificing comfort and the finer things, we strive to create an experience where all that guests need to do is simply show up and start living. At present, Blueground operates more than 3,000 apartments in twelve cities across three continents and has a team of 500 employees, while recently closed a $50MM series B funding round. By 2023, we plan to be in more than 50 cities with 50,000 properties.

Locations: Seattle, WA; New York City, NY; Athens, Greece

This is a unique opportunity to be Blueground’s first economist and set our economic foundations. The first enormous project is to build a pricing model for our business. This project is highly non-trivial from both the empirical and the economic theory perspective. Empirically, demand estimation is always challenging. We have observational data, but we are also open to running experiments to help with identification and power, if necessary. Long term, we are looking forward to you identifying new opportunities for leveraging economic insights.

We welcome applications from both economists specializing in IO, and from economists specializing in reduced-form/causal analysis. We need someone who can both solve a dynamic pricing model, and someone who can set up the right experiment, do power calculations, and analyze the results, or use observational data. We realize that the same person might not be able to do both, at least before learning more on the job.

You will be the first economist, but will join our team of data and machine learning scientists, so that you do not have to do all the work yourself. We are also engaged with economist experts who can provide guidance and feedback.

What we are looking for:

PhD in economics, quantitative marketing, operations management, or a related field; 3+ years of experience in economist/research roles preferably with tech companies. Experience in working with big datasets. Experience in R or Python.

We are open to hiring exceptional rookie candidates, and are willing to expedite the review process to get back with a decision in time for the rookie market.

More information: https://apply.workable.com/blueground/j/C1F324E48A/.

Application Requirements:
  • CV
Application deadline: 07/31/2020
Application Instructions:
Please either apply through the JOE System or through our application URL.