Economist, New Graduate

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Lyft connects people to transportation to change the way we live and get around our communities. We are looking for product managers who bring exceptional creative and analytical skills to drive forward a best in class product. Product management at Lyft leads the integration of engineering, data science, and design to achieve the company’s vision for reinventing transportation. We are looking for entrepreneurial and passionate Product Managers to innovate and execute across a rapidly growing, fast-paced company and industry from our San Francisco headquarters.


  • The Department Economics is responsible for working on projects across Lyft’s products.

  • Leverage Lyft’s platform and the extensive economics literature to answer important questions about the product in order to better understand the factors that influence passenger and driver decisions.

  • Design and analyze field experiments or observational data analysis to construct models of behavior on the platform.

  • Economists on the team will be responsible for applying the latest from the economics literature, as well as potentially producing novel research. Team members partner with product managers, data scientists, operations managers, and engineers to plan, design, execute, and communicate empirical projects using Lyft’s vast amount of data.  

 Experience & Skills:

  • Experience in an analytical / quantitative role

  • BA/BS/MS in Economics, Math, Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science, or other quantitative field (advanced degrees are a plus)

  • Passion for economics

  • Experience with common analysis tools - SQL, R, and Python. Demonstrable familiarity with code and programming concepts

  • Knowledge of experimentation and statistical methods

  • Ability to deliver on quick timelines while maintaining attention to detail

  • Strong communication and organization skills

  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional partners to build the business

Lyft is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce.  Lyft does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy.  Lyft also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.  Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and local ordinances, Lyft will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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