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December 05, 2019
Matt Taddy, the chief economist for Amazon’s North America Consumer organization, talks about his recent book, and explains why economists should consider pursuing a career at the company.

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The Amazon Promise Economics Team in Supply Chain Optimization Technologies (SCOT) is hiring Interns in Economics. We are looking for detail-oriented, organized, and responsible individuals who are eager to learn how to work with large and complicated data sets. Knowledge of econometrics, as well as of Stata, R, or Python is necessary, and experience with SQL, UNIX, and Spark would be a plus.The Customer Promise team seeks to identify the optimal delivery option for whatever a customer wants. We believe that finding an optimal promise and living up to it consistently improves our customer experience because we increase customer's confidence and trust in Amazon as the one, best option to get what you want, when you want it.As the Economist for Customer Promise you will be responsible for leading the research, econometric modeling, and analysis to determine the optimal customer promise. This entails developing analytic tools and economic models that take into account inventory, fulfillment center capabilities, carrier capabilities, customer preferences, and economic impacts to determine customer promise. The models you develop will drive changes in transportation and fulfillment networks to ensure we are re providing customers with the fastest delivery experience while optimizing costs. These skills will also translate well into writing applied chapters in your dissertation and provide you with work experience that may help you with placement.These are full-time positions at 40 hours per week, with compensation being awarded on an hourly basis. Roughly 50% of research assistants from previous cohorts have converted to full time data science or economics employment at Amazon. If you are interested, please send your CV to our mailing list at econ-internship@amazon.com.Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
US, WA, Seattle
MULTIPLE POSITIONS AVAILABLEEntity: Amazon.com Services LLC, an Amazon.com CompanyTitle: EconomistWorksite: Seattle, WAPosition Responsibilities:Work with the chief economist and/or senior management on key business problems faced in retail, international retail, cloud computing, third party merchants, search, Kindle, streaming video, and/or operations. Apply the frontier of economic thinking to market design, pricing, forecasting, program evaluation, online advertising and other areas. Build econometric models using data systems. Apply economic theory to solve business problems. Develop new techniques to process large data sets, address quantitative problems, and contribute to design of automated systems. Apply tools from applied micro-econometrics (e.g. experimental design, difference-in-difference, regression discontinuity, and IV) and forecasting (essential time series models). Leverage big data tools for data extraction. Write up and present analysis for distribution to various levels of management at Amazon.Amazon.com is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.#0000
US, WA, Seattle
The Amazon Promise Economics Team in Supply Chain Optimization Technologies (SCOT) is hiring Interns in Economics. We are looking for detail-oriented, organized, and responsible individuals who are eager to learn how to work with large and complicated data sets. Knowledge of econometrics, as well as of Stata, R, or Python is necessary, and experience with SQL, UNIX, and Spark would be a plus.The Customer Promise team seeks to identify the optimal delivery option for whatever a customer wants. We believe that finding an optimal promise and living up to it consistently improves our customer experience because we increase customer's confidence and trust in Amazon as the one, best option to get what you want, when you want it.As the Economist for Customer Promise you will be responsible for leading the research, econometric modeling, and analysis to determine the optimal customer promise. This entails developing analytic tools and economic models that take into account inventory, fulfillment center capabilities, carrier capabilities, customer preferences, and economic impacts to determine customer promise. The models you develop will drive changes in transportation and fulfillment networks to ensure we are re providing customers with the fastest delivery experience while optimizing costs. These skills will also translate well into writing applied chapters in your dissertation and provide you with work experience that may help you with placement.These are full-time positions at 40 hours per week, with compensation being awarded on an hourly basis. Roughly 50% of research assistants from previous cohorts have converted to full time data science or economics employment at Amazon. If you are interested, please send your CV to our mailing list at econ-internship@amazon.com.Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
IN, MH, Mumbai
Amazon Prime Video is changing the way people watch movies and TV shows, offering multiple ways to instantly stream and watch videos. Our mission is to build the widest selection of digital video content and make it trivially easy for customers to enjoy great content wherever and whenever they want.To help us fulfill this mission, we are looking for a customer-obsessed marketing mind to strengthen our ability to delight customers. If you want to operate at start up speed, solve some of the hardest problems and help build a service that customers love, Amazon Prime Video might just be the place for you.RESPONSIBILITIESAmazon Prime Video is looking for an economist with strong technical skills in causal inference to drive methodology improvements for marketing measurement using customer-level data.You will develop new models using customer-level panel data on advertising exposure to identify the causal impact of Amazon Prime Video marketing. You will work closely with media and portfolio teams to understand business needs and with a sister engineering team to productionalize solutions. You will work with other science teams on developing cross channel measurement to understand fixed and variable channel interactions. You will help drive incrementality tests for model validation and improvement. Your models will improve the efficiency of marketing spend dollars.This role requires an individual with strong quantitative modeling skills and the ability to apply statistical/machine learning, econometric, and experimental design methods.The candidate should have strong communication skills to work closely with stakeholders to translate business needs into methodology and data-driven findings into actionable insights. The successful candidate will be a self-starter comfortable with ambiguity, with strong attention to detail, and ability to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.Overall, the candidate’s responsibilities include:· Design and build scalable analytic solutions using econometric models to measure the financial impact of cross channel marketing spend· Work with the data acquisition team on data requirements· Work with global PV and Amazon measurement teams to drive standardization of measurement frameworks and path to automation.
US, WA, Seattle
The Research and Measurement team in Amazon Operations HR is seeking an Economist to innovate at the intersection of employee experience data, Operational metrics, HR data and social media data. With a scientific HR organization and the growth trajectory of WW Operations, you will help answer complex business problems that can shape our future.In collaboration with data, research scientists and engineers, you will build applied micro econometric models using our world class data systems, and apply economic theory to solve business problems and improve decision science. You will work with business partners to communicate the intuition, implication and detail of your analysis/modeling and be able to incorporate their feedback into your projects.We are looking for creative thinkers who can combine a strong economic toolbox with a desire to learn from others, and who know how to execute and deliver on big ideas. Economists at Amazon are expected to develop new techniques to process large data sets, address quantitative problems, and contribute to design of automated systems around the company.Other specific tasks:· Build econometric and machine learning models to answer challenging, impactful questions.· Partner with other scientists in WW Operations HR to develop scalable solutions to economics problems.· Dig deep into problems facing employee experience to improve decisions science for large scale issue, such as cost impacts of higher attrition.· Work with with machine learning scientists to estimate and validate their models on large scale data.
US, WA, Seattle
The Alexa Economics and Measurement team is looking for an economist to support the measurement of the Alexa business and to provide actionable insights across Alexa customers and devices. As an economist, you will work with product managers, SDEs, financial analysts, and BIEs to help the Alexa organization identify new features and business opportunities as well as drive optimization of current features and services through your analyses. You will be expected to own the development of econometric models and to manage the modelling and validation work for your analysis products.A successful candidate will be able to partner effectively with both business and technical teams, including clear communication of results and the ability to influence a variety of stakeholders. He/she will be an expert in drawing customer insights through causal inference techniques. This high-impact role provides a great opportunity to demonstrate the ability to dive deep, deliver results, think big, invent and simplify, and earn trust. It will also allow for combining machine learning techniques with econometrics to improve our ability to serve customers.
US, WA, Seattle
The Amazon Economics Team is hiring Interns in Economics. We are looking for detail-oriented, organized, and responsible individuals who are eager to learn how to work with large and complicated data sets. Some knowledge of econometrics, as well as basic familiarity with Stata or R is necessary, and experience with SQL, Python would be a plus.These are full-time positions at 40 hours per week, with compensation being awarded on an hourly basis. You will learn how to build data sets and perform applied econometric analysis at Internet speed collaborating with economists, data scientists and MBAʼs. These skills will translate well into writing applied chapters in your dissertation and provide you with work experience that may help you with placement.Roughly 50% of research assistants from previous cohorts have converted to full time data science or economics employment at Amazon. If you are interested, please send your CV to our mailing list at econ-internship@amazon.com.Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
US, WA, Seattle
The Amazon Economics Team is hiring Interns in Economics. We are looking for detail-oriented, organized, and responsible individuals who are eager to learn how to work with large and complicated data sets. Some knowledge of econometrics, as well as basic familiarity with Stata or R is necessary, and experience with SQL, Python would be a plus.These are full-time positions at 40 hours per week, with compensation being awarded on an hourly basis. You will learn how to build data sets and perform applied econometric analysis at Internet speed collaborating with economists, data scientists and MBAʼs. These skills will translate well into writing applied chapters in your dissertation and provide you with work experience that may help you with placement.Roughly 50% of research assistants from previous cohorts have converted to full time data science or economics employment at Amazon. If you are interested, please send your CV to our mailing list at econ-internship@amazon.com.Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
US, WA, Seattle
The Amazon Economics Team is hiring Interns in Economics. We are looking for detail-oriented, organized, and responsible individuals who are eager to learn how to work with large and complicated data sets. Some knowledge of econometrics, as well as basic familiarity with Stata or R is necessary, and experience with SQL and UNIX would be a plus.These are full-time positions at 40 hours per week, with compensation being awarded on an hourly basis. You will learn how to build data sets and perform applied econometric analysis at Internet speed collaborating with economists, data scientists and MBAʼs. These skills will translate well into writing applied chapters in your dissertation and provide you with work experience that may help you with placement.Roughly 50% of research assistants from previous cohorts have converted to full time data science or economics employment at Amazon. If you are interested, please send your CV to our mailing list at econ-internship@amazon.com.Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
US, WA, Seattle
The Alexa Economics and Measurement team is looking for an economist to support the measurement of the Alexa business and to provide actionable insights across Alexa customers and devices. As an economist, you will work with product managers, SDEs, financial analysts, and BIEs to help the Alexa organization identify new features and business opportunities as well as drive optimization of current features and services through your analyses. You will be expected to own the development of econometric models and to manage the modelling and validation work for your analysis products.A successful candidate will be able to partner effectively with both business and technical teams, including clear communication of results and the ability to influence a variety of stakeholders. He/she will be an expert in drawing customer insights through causal inference techniques. This high-impact role provides a great opportunity to demonstrate the ability to dive deep, deliver results, think big, invent and simplify, and earn trust. It will also allow for combining machine learning techniques with econometrics to improve our ability to serve customers.
US, WA, Seattle
The Amazon Economics Team is hiring Interns in Economics. We are looking for detail-oriented, organized, and responsible individuals who are eager to learn how to work with large and complicated data sets. Some knowledge of econometrics, as well as basic familiarity with Stata or Python is necessary, and experience with SQL, UNIX, and Scala would be a plus.These are full-time positions at 40 hours per week, with compensation being awarded on an hourly basis. You will learn how to build data sets and perform applied econometric analysis at Internet speed collaborating with economists, data scientists and MBAʼs. These skills will translate well into writing applied chapters in your dissertation and provide you with work experience that may help you with placement.Roughly 50% of research assistants from previous cohorts have converted to full time data science or economics employment at Amazon. If you are interested, please send your CV to our mailing list at econ-internship@amazon.com.Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
US, WA, Seattle
From Jeff Bezos’s, 2014 Amazon shareholder letter (http://tinyurl.com/q8zpobu): “Internally, Marketplace was known as SDP for Single Detail Page. The idea was to take our most valuable retail real estate – our product detail pages – and let third-party sellers compete against our own retail category managers.” Today, millions of third party sellers offer products alongside Amazon Retail though the Amazon Marketplace. The Featured Merchant Algorithm (FMA) team owns the system and algorithms that select the offers that are featured on the ‘Add to Cart’ button (aka the ‘Buy Box’) on Amazon’s most valuable retail real estate – the Product Detail Page referenced above. The FMA team’s mission is to ensure that featured offers provide the best possible customer value based on factors including price, availability, delivery options and customer service. Our team leverages sophisticated econometric, machine learning, and big data technologies to help customers to discover the right products at the right prices from millions of trusted sellers billions of times a day. If you are looking for a career-defining opportunity on one of the most customer centric and business impacting teams within Amazon, we’d love to hear from you.Key Responsibilities· Develop new econometric models or improve existing approaches using scalable techniques· Extract data for analysis and model development from large, complex datasets· Closely work with engineering teams to build scalable, efficient systems that implement prototypes in production· Apply economic theory to solve business problems in a fast moving environment· Distill problem definitions from informal business requirements and communicate technical solutions to senior business leaders· Drive innovation and best practices in applied research across the Amazon research science community
US, WA, Seattle
Amazon’s CloudTune Forecasting & Insights team in Seattle is looking for an Economist Intern to join the team responsible for generating forecasts that are used to scale 100,000s of services across all of Amazon. We generate business and infrastructure forecasts using statistical and economic models, integrated with automated deployment mechanisms to scale Amazon services to be cost-effective, efficient and highly available.Our team uses economic models to forecast business metrics to automatically scale Amazon's infrastructure and services. Efficiently allocating Amazon's resources to match the behavior of our customers and services is a complex problem involving statistical analysis, automation of expert knowledge, machine learning, and integration with many other Amazon systems. We get to work on extremely interesting problems, in an environment where you get to learn from other experienced economists, research scientists and software engineers to apply econometrics on a massive scale.We are looking for detail-oriented, organized, and responsible individuals with expertise in causal analysis to enable our team start answering questions beyond forecasts. For example, measuring impact of retail event features and deals schedule and creating a feedback loop to business stakeholder controlling these decision. Some knowledge of econometrics, as well as basic familiarity with Stata, R or MATLAB is necessary, and experience with Python, SQL and UNIX would be a plus.These are full-time positions at 40 hours per week, with compensation being awarded on an hourly basis. You will learn how to build data sets and perform applied econometric analysis at Internet speed collaborating with economists, data scientists and MBAʼs. These skills will translate well into writing applied chapters in your dissertation and provide you with work experience that may help you with placement.Roughly 50% of research assistants from previous cohorts have converted to full time data science or economics employment at Amazon.Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
US, WA, Seattle
The Amazon Economics Team is hiring Interns in Economics. We are looking for detail-oriented, organized, and responsible individuals who are eager to learn how to work with large and complicated data sets. Some knowledge of econometrics, as well as basic familiarity with Stata or R is necessary, and experience with SQL, UNIX, and Sawtooth would be a plus.These are full-time positions at 40 hours per week, with compensation being awarded on an hourly basis. You will learn how to build data sets and perform applied econometric analysis at Internet speed collaborating with economists, data scientists and MBAʼs. These skills will translate well into writing applied chapters in your dissertation and provide you with work experience that may help you with placement.Roughly 50% of research assistants from previous cohorts have converted to full time data science or economics employment at Amazon. If you are interested, please send your CV to our mailing list at econ-internship@amazon.com.Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
US, WA, Seattle
The Connections Research team is hiring Interns in Economics. We are looking for detail-oriented, organized, and responsible individuals who are eager to learn how to work with large and complicated data sets. Knowledge of econometrics, as well as familiarity with Python is necessary, and experience with machine learning libraries in Python, Stata, SQL, and UNIX would be a plus.These are full-time positions at 40 hours per week, with compensation being awarded on an hourly basis. You will learn how to do data analysis at the intersection of econometrics and machine learning, collaborating with other Economists, applied scientists, and research scientists. These skills will translate well into writing applied chapters in your dissertation and provide you with work experience that may help you with placement.Roughly 50% of research assistants from previous cohorts have converted to full time data science or economics employment at Amazon. If you are interested, please send your CV to our mailing list at econ-internship@amazon.com.Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
US, WA, Seattle
The Amazon Economics Team is hiring Interns in Economics. We are looking for detail-oriented, organized, and responsible individuals who are eager to learn how to work with large and complicated data sets. Some knowledge of econometrics, as well as basic familiarity with Stata or R is necessary, and experience with SQL, UNIX, and Sawtooth would be a plus.These are full-time positions at 40 hours per week, with compensation being awarded on an hourly basis. You will learn how to build data sets and perform applied econometric analysis at Internet speed collaborating with economists, data scientists and MBAʼs. These skills will translate well into writing applied chapters in your dissertation and provide you with work experience that may help you with placement.Roughly 50% of research assistants from previous cohorts have converted to full time data science or economics employment at Amazon. If you are interested, please send your CV to our mailing list at econ-internship@amazon.com.Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
US, WA, Seattle
Core AI is an interdisciplinary team on the cutting edge of economics, statistical analysis, and machine learning whose mission is to solve AI and ML problems that have high risk with abnormally high returns. Through our efforts we seek to understand and design Amazon's complex network of buyers and sellers, while also leveraging the strengths of our engineers and scientists to build solutions for some of the toughest business problems here at Amazon.We are looking for a seasoned economist who is able to provide structure, including sourcing, defining, and leveling, around complex and varied business problems. We seek creative thinkers who can combine a strong economic toolbox with a desire to learn from others, and who know how to execute and deliver on big ideas.This role is to work within the Core AI team in two key ways. The first is working with Amazon's Scholar Residency Program, which consists of world-class academic scientists and researchers collaborating with internal partner teams to facilitate the delivery of Scholar led science into engineering systems. The second is to leverage data, engineering, and science on rapid proofs of concept while filling gaps that may arise for both the Scholars program and other Core AI initiatives.Responsibilities:* Work with Scholars and other Core AI teams to consult with internal partner terms on collaboration opportunities and to assess potential for impact.* Own the development of economic models and manage the data analysis, modeling, and experimentation necessary to validate your model.* Effectively communicate econometric models to business teams and incorporate feedback into project analysis/modeling.
US, WA, Seattle
In this role a successful candidate will be expected to work directly with senior management on key business problems faced with the Fire TV hardware portfolio and retail both in the US and internationally. This role will allow you to apply the frontier of economic thinking to market design, pricing, forecasting, program evaluation, 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. Additionally, you will be expected to develop new techniques to process large data sets, address quantitative problems, and contribute to design of automated systems around the company.You'll be involved in the phases of research projects, demonstrating skill in all stages, including defining key research questions, recommending measures, working with multiple data sources, evaluating methodology and design, executing analysis plans, interpreting and communicating results. The Economist will work closely with engineers, scientists, research, product managers and others to build econometric models, and find new ways to understand pricing and cost dynamics.Your opportunities with our team will include:· Be a thought leader: conceptualize and lead global research initiatives, understand drivers, impacts, and key influences on cost and pricing dynamics.· Innovate and drive actions to optimize the portfolio to improve profitability, growth, and customer experience based on feature-market fit.· Bring deep knowledge of quantitative modeling (ML, optimization, causal modeling) to build econometric models, prototype, and guide the technical approach of production scalable implementations in partnership with technical teams.· Explain complex technical approaches to a variety of stakeholders, including senior leadership, development teams and cross-functional experts.· Develop new techniques to process large data sets, address quantitative problems, and contribute to design of automated systems around the organization.
US, WA, Seattle
The Central Economics Economics team uses Economics, Statistics, and Machine Learning to understand and design the complex economy of Amazon’s network of buyers and sellers. We are an interdisciplinary team, committed to use of cutting edge technology and leveraging the strengths of engineers and scientists to build solutions for some of the toughest business problems at Amazon.We are looking for an outstanding scientist who is able to provide structure around complex business problems, work with machine learning scientists to estimate and validate their models on large scale data, and who can help business and tech partners turn the results of their analysis into policies, programs, and actions that have a major impact on Amazon’s business. We are looking for creative thinkers who can combine a strong economic toolbox with a desire to learn from others, and who know how to execute and deliver on big ideas.At the senior level, we expect you be able to own the development of scientific models and to manage, in close collaboration with scientists and engineers, the data analysis, modeling, and experimentation that is necessary for estimating and validating your model. You will need to work with our business partners to communicate the properties of your analysis/modeling and be able to work to incorporate their feedback and requests into your project. Experience in applied economic analysis is essential, and you should be familiar with modern tools for data science and business analysis.We are particularly interested in candidates with research background in applied microeconomics, Finance, time series, empirical IO, Marketing, applied econometrics, and market design. However, we want to talk with any experienced economist with an interest in working on an interest in working on innovative, strategic problems with significant business impact.
US, WA, Seattle
The Amazon Economics Team is hiring Interns in Economics. We are looking for detail-oriented, organized, and responsible individuals who are eager to learn how to work with large and complicated data sets. Some knowledge of econometrics, as well as basic familiarity with Stata or R is necessary, and experience with SQL, UNIX, and Sawtooth would be a plus.These are full-time positions at 40 hours per week, with compensation being awarded on an hourly basis. You will learn how to build data sets and perform applied econometric analysis at Internet speed collaborating with economists, data scientists and MBAʼs. These skills will translate well into writing applied chapters in your dissertation and provide you with work experience that may help you with placement.Roughly 50% of research assistants from previous cohorts have converted to full time data science or economics employment at Amazon. If you are interested, please send your CV to our mailing list at econ-internship@amazon.com.Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation