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August 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019


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Research Economist

JOE ID Number: 2018-02_111461214
Date Posted: 10/09/2018
Date Inactive: 01/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Menlo Park, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Applied Econometrics
Market Design
Industrial Organization
Economics of Technology
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Facebook is seeking exceptional researchers to join our economics teams. Our economists conduct applied research in experimentation and causal inference, pricing and market design, networks and peer effects, advertising, behavioral economics, and the economics of digitization and technology. Economists at Facebook help drive high-level company strategy, use applied econometrics and economic theory to improve our products, and inform data science best practices throughout the company.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of outstanding empirical research. A background in econometrics, industrial organization, behavioral economics, applied microeconomics, or related fields is advantageous but, more importantly, the candidate should have the ability to solve difficult empirical problems of a more general nature.

- Ph.D. in Economics.
- Strong applied research record or project portfolio.
- Interest in working in a highly interdisciplinary environment, with other social scientists, computer scientists, statisticians and engineers.
- Ability to communicate and visualize complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner.
- Strong statistics background including fluency with analysis tools such as R, Matlab, or Stata.
- Preferred: fluency with a scripting language such as Python, or previous software engineering experience; comfort with the command line and with Unix core tools.

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • Job Market Paper
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Application Deadline Has Passed