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Junior Economist

Pixalate

Pixalate

Spain · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Junior Economist

Employment Type: Full-time contract Location: Remote, Spain

Minimum Experience: 1 year

Pixalate is an online trust and safety platform that protects businesses, consumers and children from deceptive, fraudulent and non-compliant mobile, CTV apps and websites. Our software and data have been used to unearth multiple high profile criminal and illegal surveillance cases. As the ad tech industry undergoes a major shift towards greater transparency and protection against fraud, Pixalate is uniquely positioned as the first MRC-accredited, omni-channel fraud protection provider focused on reducing fraud, not just measuring it.

Our team of lawyers, data scientists, engineers, economists, and researchers span globally with a presence in California, New York, Washington DC, London, and Singapore.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Pixalate is looking for a highly motivated Junior Economist to support our Chief Economist within the research team. Pixalate’s Ad Fraud and Compliance Research (AFAC) Team is composed of advertising industry experts, data scientists, economic researchers, and communications professionals whose mission is to create unique, high quality data and insights that deliver differentiated value for global regulators, policymakers, consumers, and the advertising industry. Our research, recognized for its excellence, has been published by the Washington Post, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other reputable platforms.

In this role, you will analyze large datasets, and derive insights to address complex business and economics problems in privacy, global data protection regulations, ad fraud, advertising industry, and market intelligence

If you are passionate about economics, possess strong analytical skills, and have a desire to contribute to groundbreaking research, we want to hear from you!
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the Chief Economist in conducting economic research and analysis within the research team.
  • Collaborate with data scientists, analysts, product managers, and engineers to apply quantitative data analysis and create data-driven innovative solutions, ensuring privacy and data protection compliance
  • Collect and analyze data, and prepare research reports and presentations
  • Collaborate in crafting visualizations, documenting methodologies, and effectively communicating research insights internally and externally, while maintaining privacy compliance
  • Automate report generation for recurring requests using scripts
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in privacy regulations, and industry trends to inform the research team

QUALIFICATION

  • BS in Economics, Finance or Business
  • 1+ years of professional experience solving complex business/economic problems using large datasets
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Strong critical thinking and ability to generate intuitive conclusions from complex datasets, including identifying and interpreting patterns within data
  • Basic to intermediate proficiency in at least one statistical software package (experience with R is a plus)
  • Solid understanding of basic probability, statistics and econometrics
  • Ability to work independently and solve complex problems with limited supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a high attention to detail
  • Preferred: Familiarity with online advertising, advertising fraud, and global privacy and data protection laws, with a focus on European privacy and data protection laws and regulations
  • Preferred Qualification: Currently pursuing or holding an MS in Economics, Math, Statistics, or other quantitative fields
  • Preferred Background: Demonstrated success in developing R scripts employing econometric methodologies or actively participating in empirical research leveraging econometric techniques.

BENEFITS

We focus on doing things differently and challenge each other to be the best we can be.

  • Monthly internet reimbursement
  • Casual, remote work environment
  • Hybrid, flexible hours
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Fun annual team events
  • Being part of a high-performing team that wants to win and have fun doing it
  • Extremely competitive compensation