JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021

Wayfair

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Algorithms
Economist Intern - Summer 2021

JOE ID Number: 2021-01_111466681
Date Posted: 03/15/2021
Date Inactive: 07/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist Intern - Summer 2021
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
A -- General Economics and Teaching
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
D -- Microeconomics
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
F -- International Economics
G -- Financial Economics
H -- Public Economics
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
K -- Law and Economics
M -- Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics
O -- Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
P -- Economic Systems
Keywords:
Economist Intern
Retail
Causal Inference
Empirical IO
Time Series Modeling
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Wayfair is looking for economists who have the ability to tackle difficult empirical problems. Causal inference, empirical IO, and time series modeling, tightly coupled with principled experimentation, are essential to driving the decision making algorithms that power our core business. We build our systems from the ground up with economic fundamentals in mind.

What You’ll Do
Help us price millions of products in a complex, two-sided marketplace.
Measure the demand response to various business decisions, using both observational and experimental methods.
Address a variety of supply-side questions, like product selection.
Forecast demand at scale using a combination of time series and machine learning techniques

What You’ll Need
Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics.
Background in one of the following is preferred: applied microeconomics, empirical industrial organization, applied macro, empirical finance, time series/forecasting, labor economics, econometrics, experimental economics, development economics, behavioral economics, causal inference, quantitative marketing.
Appetite for collaborating in a highly interdisciplinary environment with other social scientists, computer scientists, statisticians, operations researchers, and engineers.
Passion for communicating complex material in a concise and precise way.
Strong statistics background, ideally including proficiency in Python or R.
Hands-on experience with bigger datasets, ideally including experience with SQL and Hive.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 03/31/2021
Application Instructions:
Please apply using the Online Application URL Link.