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At Lyft, community is what we are & its what we do. Its what makes us different. To create the best ride for all, we start in our own community by creating an open, inclusive, & diverse organization where all team members are recognized for what they bring.

Lyft connects people to transportation to change the way we live & get around our communities. We are looking for economists who bring exceptional creative & analytical skills to drive forward a best in class product from our San Francisco headquarters.

The Department of Economics, part of the Rideshare Labs applied research group, is looking for talented economists who are excited about working in a fast-paced environment, & tackling the unique challenges we face running a two-sided marketplace.


  • Work on problems spanning Lyfts suite of transportation offerings, across the organization (rider, driver, marketplace, incentives, pricing, etc.)
  • Leverage Lyfts platform & the extensive economics literature to answer important questions about the product in order to better understand the factors that influence passenger & driver decisions
  • Design & analyze field experiments or conduct observational data analysis to construct models of behavior on the platform
  • Apply the latest methods from the economics literature, & in some cases produce novel research in collaboration with academic partners
  • Partner with product managers, data scientists, operations managers, & engineers to plan, design, execute, & communicate empirically-driven projects to achieve business impact


  • Degree in Economics, Math, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, or other quantitative field. Advanced university degree (MS/MA or PhD) in Economics a plus.
  • Passion for using economics to understand behavior
  • Proficiency in SQL - able to write structured & efficient queries on large data sets
  • Experience in programming, especially with data science & visualization libraries in Python or R
  • Experience with academic research in economics or a related field 
  • Attention to detail while moving quickly
  • Strong collaborative skills & ability to communicate complex topics to a variety of audiences


  • Great medical, dental, & vision insurance options
  • Mental health benefits
  • Family building benefits
  • In addition to 12 observed holidays, salaried team members have unlimited paid time off, hourly team members have 15 days paid time off
  • 401(k) plan to help save for your future
  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave. Biological, adoptive, & foster parents are all eligible
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Lyft Pink - Lyft team members get an exclusive opportunity to test new benefits of our Ridership Program

This role is work-from-anywhere, excluding the following states & all U.S. territories: Kansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Puerto Rico.

For candidates living in Colorado the expected base pay range is $110,880-$179,400 and depending on a variety of non-discriminatory factors, including qualifications, experience & geographic location.

Lyft is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to an inclusive & diverse workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment  without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state & local law. 

Until further notice, Lyft employees working in the United States & Canada in any capacity (on a daily or hybrid schedule, remote, or as a visitor) are required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated & up to date against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated & up to date means an employee has: 1) received all recommended doses in a primary series of COVID-19 vaccine; & 2) either has received a booster dose or is not yet eligible to receive a booster dose but will do so when eligible. Lyft will maintain records associated with your vaccination history in a way that is compliant with all relevant Federal, state & local laws. Exceptions to this requirement are employees who require religious or medical exemption as approved through Lyft's accommodations process. New employees must provide proof of full vaccination or receive an accommodation exception approval prior to their start date.

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