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Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.
The Economics and Policy Research Team at Facebook is looking for Ph.D. economists to join our team. Individuals from all subfields are welcome to apply, but we are especially interested in those with an empirical background in industrial organization, labor economics, or public economics.Individuals on this team will perform two roles. One is to author novel academic research on policy-relevant questions for Facebook; the other is to conduct longer term research on topics of special interest to company leadership. The academic research will be done in collaboration with top tier external researchers, with the aim of both guiding the companys decision-making on key strategic questions and contributing to the broader literature. The research on topics of special interest to Facebooks leadership will vary in subject matter but will generally focus on areas around digital advertising and the effects of social media on society. Individuals in this role are expected to be exceptional, self-driven researchers with an ability to not only identify critical questions, but also work across teams and backgrounds to execute.
- Shape research agendas and drive projects from end-to-end
- Help manage large-scale projects involving many stakeholders from different backgrounds
- Deliver insights and recommendations clearly to relevant, non-technical audiences
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