JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Lazada Group

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Platform Policy and Governance
Data Scientist (Economics)

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111467314
Date Posted: 10/26/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Data Scientist (Economics)
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
JEL Classification: 00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
Platform Economics
Causal Inference
Mechanism Design
Industrial Organization
Data Science
Full Text of JOE Listing:

We are hiring data scientists (economics) to join our Platform Policy and Governance Team at Lazada. As Southeast Asia’s leading eCommerce platform, Lazada is the regional flagship of Alibaba Group and is backed by Alibaba’s best-in-class technology infrastructure. Our team's mission is to design and execute market policies and mechanisms for markets across Southeast Asia and deliver in-depth insights that inform top-level business decisions.

What you'll do:
• Identify problems and champion projects related to platform policy/mechanism design and business expansion
• Use a rich variety of datasets, collaborate with engineers, business leaders and apply academic training to answer complex business questions
• Become a founding member of the Economics PhDs and be one of the first few to approach problems through an economic lens

Who you are:
• Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline such as Economics, Statistics, Finance, or related fields
• Trained in one of the following: econometrics, statistics, causal inference, or mechanism design
• Proficient in programming languages
• Experienced in turning real-world data into insights
• Have well-developed self-management skills and a strong sense of ownership
• Candidates with experience working in eCommerce, Technology, Supply Chain, or Retail related fields are strongly encouraged to apply

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • Job Market Paper
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
Application deadline: 01/31/2022
Reference Instructions:
Letters of Reference and Job Market Paper are only required for PhD candidates without working experience. For applicants who are already working, only CV is required although supplemental materials (letters, JMP) are welcomed.
Application Instructions:
Apply via JOE or have your application package be emailed to "lcx144022 (at)"
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