Amazon

Principal Economist

3+ months agoSeattle, WA

DESCRIPTION

Want to help Amazon tell its customer-centric story around the world and work in a highly cross-functional environment including economists, lawyers, scientists, public policy, public relations, and business teams? If yes, keep reading!

The Litigation & Regulatory team works with senior management to develop economic models and evidence to support legal and regulatory matters across all lines of our business worldwide, including retail, marketplace services, AWS, consumer experience, shopping and search, and operations. In this role, you will join a team of economists, engineers, and lawyers working to drive deeper understanding of Amazon and the benefits it delivers for customers and other businesses around the world.

In this role, you will:
• Provide data-driven guidance and recommendations on strategic legal and regulatory questions facing Amazon, including worldwide competition.
• Partner closely with global public policy teams to identify opportunities to apply economic frameworks to current policy debates.
• Dialogue about Amazon's economic fundamentals with a wide group of internal and external stakeholders from all disciplines.
• Interface with teams across Amazon to synthesize business facts and data into compelling economic narratives.
• Provide economic advice and counsel to stakeholders across Amazon on a broad spectrum of complex and often novel economic issues.
• Identify opportunities and tests to drive deeper understanding of market dynamics.
• Synthesize and translate complex findings into relevant and actionable insights.
• Collaborate with economists, scientists, engineers, and non-technical partners throughout Amazon's worldwide operations to deliver projects with global scope.
• Conduct, direct, and coordinate all phases of research projects, demonstrating skill in all stages of the analysis process, including defining key research questions, recommending measures, working with multiple data sources, evaluating methodology and design, executing analysis plans, interpreting, and communicating results.
If you are a high judgment economist with a passion for engaging in the current debate, love writing and communicating economic ideas to non-technical audiences, have a knack for quickly distilling facts and data into the most important takeaways, know how to deliver results fast, and you have a quantitative, highly innovative approach to solving problems, we want to talk to you.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

• PhD in Economics, finance, or related field.
• Significant economic consulting, regulatory, or policy-relevant experience
• Exceptional verbal and written communications skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Broad experience consulting on international competition litigation and regulatory issues, including in emerging economies.
• Multilingual verbal and written communications skills.
• Strong background in program evaluation methods, empirical industrial organization methods, applications to business problems, and/or big data.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced business environment.
• Strong research track record.
• Preferred specialties in applied micro or empirical IO, but behavioral economists and generalists with significant competition experience are also encouraged to apply.
• Familiarity with government data sources.
• Familiarity with Internet, software, and/or media industries and the legal and regulatory environment in which they operate.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Job ID: Amazon-1356243