Jacob LaRiviere

Economics Research

I am a Director of Economics and Data Science at Amazon working to help customers to find the right sellers and creating a robust seller ecosystem.

My main research interests are Industrial Organization, Environmental & Public Economics, and Behavioral Economics. I use applied theory to inform microeconometric, experimental and machine learning empirical techniques. I graduated from UC San Diego with a PhD in Economics and UC Berkeley with a BA in Economics. Recently I’ve been doing research on subscriptions, cloud computing and markets and economic decisions characterized by externalities like electricity markets and measuring ecosystem value.

I am an affiliate faculty in the Economics Department at University of Washington and adjunct assistant professor of Economics at University of Tennessee, where I am also a Fellow for Energy and Environmental Policy at the Baker Center for Public Policy. I am a co-editor for the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. Previously I was at Microsoft in the Office of the Chief Economist.

contact: jlariv-at-amazon-dot-com or jlarivi1-at-uw-dot-edu