Competition Economist

Google - Mountain View, CA4.3

Full-timeEstimated: $80,000 - $100,000 a year
EducationSkills
Note: By applying to this position your application is automatically submitted to the following locations: San Francisco, CA, USA; Mountain View, CA, USA

Minimum qualifications:
Master's degree or PhD in Economics or equivalent practical experience.

Experience in econometric modeling and statistical analyses in Stata and R.

Preferred qualifications:
2 years of experience in regulatory and litigation proceedings at an economic consulting firm.

Knowledge of industrial organization and antitrust economics.

Ability to use data manipulation tools such as SQL and/or Python.

Demonstrated passion for technology and its potential to make the world a better place, as well as a knowledge of key issues affecting the sector.

Excellent leadership and communication skills as well as a willingness to collaborate, both internally and externally.
About the job
The Economics team works with other Google teams such as Operations, Strategy, Finance, Marketing, Pricing, Market Design, Legal Analytics, Policy and Research. We seek a self-directed, detail-oriented problem-solver with a broad knowledge of economics and econometrics to provide consultation and support in these areas. Given the broad range of issues that we work on, excellent communication skills are critical.

Google’s stated mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. The relevant topics for this position include: antitrust, data analytics, fiscal policy, taxation, transfer pricing, privacy, productivity, and the impact of automation on jobs.

As an Economist, you'll work to help shape how Google approaches these issues as well as to work on economic aspects of legal and regulatory proceedings for the company.
As Economist, you'll join our Economics group.

You'll work closely with the company’s Legal and Policy teams, helping them understand and refine Google’s position in various areas, analyze its business practices, respond to government agencies’ queries and data requests, and prepare evidence for court filings.

You're a thought leader, and you'll help Google interpret the key debates touching on the technology sector from an economic perspective, and contribute to advancing policy in those areas. This is a unique opportunity for an economist with demonstrated quantitative and communications skills to work on some important policy issues.
Responsibilities

Conduct economic analyses on Google’s operations and business practices, looking at areas such as the economics of online advertising or competition between mobile platforms.

Liaise with economic consulting firms.

Lead the collection of data and analyses in the context of regulatory and litigation proceedings.

Work cross-functionally with our Legal, Finance and Policy teams on economic analyses to inform Google’s communications and public positions.

Translate economic analysis to non-specialist internal and external teams, and perform thorough testing and verification of economic assumptions.
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