Economist Research Internship

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Economist Research Internship

Overdrive is looking for economists who can take on difficult empirical problems. Causal inference, empirical IO, and time series modeling. We are looking for a Research Intern to join our team to facilitate research and foster deeper insights into a Fortune 50 eCommerce website opportunity set. This research and insights are fundamentally meant to increase the magnitude of our client’s successes. The ideal candidate will have extensive graduate training in economics and econometrics, and an interest in answering challenging, open-ended research questions with real-world impact. Expertise in one or more of the following fields is preferred: causal inference and the statistical analysis of randomized experiments; game theory and economic modeling, especially concerning the economics of platforms; and empirical industrial organization.

This is a UNPAID internship –  currently accepting applications for the Fall of 2021 (Sept 2021 start date; 10-week program)

What You’ll Do
• Measure the demand response to various business decisions, using both observational and experimental methods
• Forecast demand at scale using a combination of time series and ML techniques

What You’ll Need
• Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics
• Background in one of the following is preferred: applied microeconomics, empirical industrial organization, applied macro, empirical finance, time series/forecasting, behavioral economics, causal inference, quantitative marketing
• Strong statistics background, ideally including proficiency in Python or R

Minimum Qualifications
1.Experience with empirical research and for answering questions with data
2.Experience communicating quantitative analysis
3.Experience manipulating and analyzing data
4.Knowledge of a data analysis tool such as R or Python, and experience with general-purpose programming languages
5.Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD in Economic or related field

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