- Seattle, WA
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!
Amazon's Litigation & Regulatory team is looking for an economist to help 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.
• Conduct, direct, and coordinate all phases of research projects, including defining key research questions, working with multiple data sources, evaluating methodology and design, executing or directing analysis, and communicating results in oral and written form to a wider audience.
• 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 novel and complex economic issues.
• Assess risks and coordinate with senior leadership on risk management.
• Identify opportunities to drive deeper economic 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.
• Communicate your findings to a wide group of internal and external stakeholders from all disciplines.
If you are a high-judgment economist with a passion for engaging in the current policy 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 with accuracy and speed, and you have a quantitative, highly innovative approach to solving problems, we want to talk to you.
• PhD in Economics or related field.
• Significant economic consulting or regulatory experience.
• Exceptional verbal and written communications skills.
• Strong background in program evaluation methods, empirical industrial organization methods, applications of economic theory and econometrics to business problems.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced business environment.
• Strong research track record.
• Preferred specialties in applied micro or empirical IO, but economists with other specialties and significant competition experience are also encouraged to apply.
• Hands-on experience in complex business litigation, in particular on antitrust matters, including working as, or supporting, testifying experts.
• Broad experience consulting on international competition litigation and regulatory issues.
• Experience working in or closely with a regulatory agency.
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.
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