PhD Economist

Economist

Job Description

Prysm Group is looking for a full-time PhD economist to join its team in Fall 2019. Economists at Prysm Group work directly with the firm’s Founding Economists and Managing Partner to advise startup and enterprise blockchain projects.

Duration

Full-time

Key Responsibilities

  • Roadmapping, auditing, and designing economic and governance systems.
  • Preparing and leading client meetings and calls.
  • Managing economic team Associates, Analysts, and Interns as needed.
  • Execution and delivery of client deliverables.
  • Engaging in the firm’s public speaking, research, and education initiatives.
  • Contributing to ongoing product and service development.

Your Qualifications

  • PhD in Economics or a closely related field, such as finance, or computer science disciplines utilizing game theory.
  • Advanced knowledge (such as qualifying exams, advanced graduate coursework, or thesis research) in at least one field relevant to blockchain, such as contract theory, finance, market design, game theory, international finance, or monetary economics.
  • Comfort with reading and applying current research in applied or pure microeconomic theory, as well as building economic models.
  • Minimum one to three years of experience in business strategy, advising, or client services, either before or after graduate school. Individuals with industry work experience, especially in professional services or at large tech companies (prior to or after graduate school), are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Interest in the economics of technology.
  • Ability to work both independently and with teams.
  • Interest in working in a fast-moving, distributed team.

Compensation

  • Expected total cash compensation of $170,000 to $250,000 annually.
  • Base salary of $120,000 to $150,000 depending on experience.
  • Variable compensation dependent on revenue and performance.
  • Benefits include 401k, parental leave, and flexible remote working.

To Apply

  • Resume or CV that includes both academic and non-academic work experience.
  • A note on why this position interests you and how it aligns with your past career experiences and future goals. This need not be a formal cover letter.
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