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Marketplace Economist Intern

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Udemy

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San Francisco, CA, US

Description

ABOUT THE ROLE:
Economists at Udemy are  tasked with challenging marketplace design and analysis in a two-sided marketplace context, spanning behavioral economics/pricing, microeconomics, and macroeconomics (because of our global presence). The Marketplace Economist Intern will conduct economic modelling and analysis within the newly formed pricing team that sits in the larger marketing org and works across the business. Your work will improve monetization of the core product, as well as lead to creation of new products well suited to the marketplace. You will be involved in major pricing model restructuring initiatives from fine-tuning algorithmic pricing strategies for the current marketplace, or creating new promotional pricing strategies for markets and products that don’t currently exist, or you will be involved in creating entirely new monetization paths, supply side relationship optimization, and using applied economics principles in your project.
 
ABOUT YOU:
You have a bias for action, you can work cross functionally and seamlessly with Data Science to conduct and own economic research, experimentation; You are also comfortable with frequently presenting and sharing your ideas with the company in general. Most importantly, you are relentlessly rigorous in your analysis, find difficult intellectual problems impossible to resist, and are an excellent and influential thinker; if you can balance empathy and efficiency,  can build innovative ways of thinking about our unique marketplace - come talk to us.

Here’s what you’ll be doing:

    • Working cross functionally with data science and engineering teams to test hypotheses using A/B as well as field experiments in pricing, promotions, product, marketing or policy changes
    • Designing, conducting and analyzing tests with special attention to different global circumstances and practices, as well as macroeconomic factorsWorking within the Pricing Strategy team as one of the marketplace experts to translate economic findings into clear operational actions
    • Using your training as an economist, you will support other teams across the company with deep problems that they are grappling with. Potential areas of collaboration include marketplace design to diversify the instructor/supply pipeline, mechanisms for matching students with content, reputation via ratings or social proof systems
    • Using economic research and econometric methods to build a deeper understanding of the rules underpinning our marketplace and the best ways to optimize them to benefit students, instructors and the company
    • Collaborating influentially with functional area teams

We’re excited about you because you have:

    • An educational background in economics with a special focus on marketplaces
    • The ability to consider and conduct research on different geographies
    • Familiarity with on-site testing methodologies and field experimentation
    • Working knowledge of analytical tools like R
    • Familiarity with relational databases and SQLAbility to identify, initiate and prioritize economic analysis and research projects which will directly have an impact on marketplace health or long term value
    • Effective verbal and written communications skills
    • You are creative, resourceful, detail-oriented, and highly organized
    • Familiarity with current economic thinking and research on two-sided marketplaces
ABOUT UDEMY
We believe anyone can build the life they imagine through online learning. Today, more than 30 million students around the world are advancing their careers and passions by exploring and mastering new skills on Udemy, and expert instructors are able to share their knowledge with the world. Through our global marketplace and our solutions for businesses and governments, we connect people everywhere with the skills they need for success in work and life. We’re a close-knit bunch that enjoys problem-solving and collaboration, and we share a serious belief in the power of learning and teaching to change lives. Udemy’s culture encourages innovation, creativity, passion, and teamwork. We also celebrate our milestones and support each other every day.
 
Founded in 2010, Udemy is privately owned and headquartered in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood with offices in Denver (Colorado), Dublin (Ireland), Ankara (Turkey), and São Paulo (Brazil). Compensation includes full-time salary, equity compensation plan, and competitive benefits including healthcare, commuter benefits, paternity leave, and an unlimited vacation policy. 

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