Microsoft Corporation Research Intern – Economics and Algorithmic Game Theory in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Microsoft Research New England has multiple research intern positions in Economics and Algorithmic Game Theory for the Summer of 2019. Research areas include microeconomics, applied econometrics, market design, algorithmic game theory, algorithmic economics, and social network theory. Core researchers in this area at MSR New England include Hunt Allcott, Nicole Immorlica, Greg Lewis, Brendan Lucier, Markus Mobius, and Vasilis Syrgkanis.

Microsoft Research New England is comprised of thirty full-time researchers and postdocs working in machine learning, statistics, computational biology, theoretical computer science, algorithmic game theory, economics, social media, cryptography, and mathematics. The lab is highly collaborative and interdisciplinary and is actively engaged with the local academic and tech communities. More information about Microsoft Research New England can be found here at .


During the 12-week internship, students are paired with mentors and expected to collaborate with other interns and researchers, present findings, and contribute to the vibrant life of the research lab.


Required Qualifications

Must be currently enrolled in a PhD program in Computer Science, Economics, or a related field.


When you apply, please submit your current CV and at least one reference letter (typically from your academic advisor). You should also upload your CV as a supplementary document. In addition to these required documents, we also recommend submitting a cover letter, one additional reference, and one or two representative publications (either as PDFs or as URLs in the cover letter).

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