JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2024 - July 31, 2024

Block Science, Inc.

Engineer, Economics and Mechanism Design (Remote)

JOE ID Number: 2024-01_111473843
Date Posted: 03/26/2024
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Engineer, Economics and Mechanism Design (Remote)
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C6 -- Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling
D8 -- Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
C4 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics
C7 -- Game Theory and Bargaining Theory
economic engineering
mechanism design
systems engineering
market design
contract theory
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Position Overview:
BlockScience is seeking an economics and mechanism design engineer to engage in both client-based projects and research initiatives, under direction of one or more Senior/Staff engineers. Responsibilities include interfacing with the client, deriving an understanding of the client problem space, formulating solution requirements, assisting in solution mechanism design from the economics perspective, and assisting in the implementation (where required) of the solution mechanism in a computational environment.

Core Competencies:
-Incentive Design
-Market Design
-Deterministic and Stochastic Optimization and Optimal Control
-Discrete Time Dynamical Systems
-Equilibrium and Non-Equilibrium Analysis

Technical Background:
-Single variable and multivariate calculus
-Probability theory and stochastic processes
-Linear algebra
-Differential equations (difference equations an advantage)
-Static and dynamic optimization (e.g. dynamic programming, calculus of variations, Lagrangian/Hamiltonian formulation)
-Computer programming (python an advantage)
-LaTeX mathematical typesetting language
-Communication (written and verbal) in English
-Collaborative technologies an advantage (e.g. GitHub)

Subject Matter Background:
At least two of
-Intermediate price theory
-Auction theory
-Contract theory
-Monetary economics
-Risk analysis
-Model-based systems engineering
-Financial engineering
-Agent-based modeling
-Learning paradigms (e.g. reinforcement learning)

Position Type:
-Full time
-Part time

Application Requirements:
-Curriculum Vitae
-Letter(s) of Reference an advantage, not required
-Cover Letter

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Application deadline: 07/31/2024
Application Instructions:
Please send your application to Priority will be given to applications received by June 30; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.