JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020

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Sr. Principal Economist

JOE ID Number: 2020-01_111464687
Date Posted: 02/01/2020
Date Inactive: 07/31/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Sr. Principal Economist
Section: Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)
Locations: Seattle, Washington, UNITED STATES
Berkeley, California, UNITED STATES
Boston, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA
JEL Classifications:
00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
D -- Microeconomics
D0 -- General
J0 -- General
L0 -- General
M0 -- General
I0 -- General
G0 -- General
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Are you an economics professor searching for a dynamic and unique place to spend your upcoming sabbatical or leave of absence? If so, we’d like to host you at Amazon and invite you to learn with us. We have opportunities that will expose you to vigorous problem spaces and data sets, and where you can apply research methods in practice and help us solve hard technical challenges. You’ll work directly with our Chief Economists and senior management on key business problems faced in retail, international retail, cloud computing, third party merchants, search, Kindle, streaming video, operations, policy and legal. You will apply the frontier of economic thinking to market design, pricing, forecasting, program evaluation, online advertising and other areas. You will build econometric models, using our world class data systems, and apply economic theory to solve business problems in a fast moving environment. Your responsibilities may include 1) advising business leaders on strategic plans, 2) diving deep to solve a specific technical problem in an organization’s roadmap, and 3) advising junior researchers on methods.

We’d been privileged to host world renowned economics professors, such as Victor Chernozhukov, Han Hong, Ginger Jin and Robert Town. If you’re intrigued and would like to know more, please contact Amy Magruder at to start an exploratory conversation.

Basic Qualifications
· PhD in Economics, finance, quantitative marketing or highly related field

Preferred Qualifications
· Exposure to industry and applied problems

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 07/31/2020
Application Instructions:
If you’re intrigued and would like to know more, please contact Amy Magruder at to start an exploratory conversation.