Activision Blizzard King is the largest video game company in the world, with titles like Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Destiny, and Candy Crush. We have an in-house economics group to design field experiments on a massive scale and focus on the optimization of in-game digital revenue from microtransactions. Our games have millions of active users, and to give you an idea of the revenue growth, take a look at the 5-year performance of the S&P 500, Amazon and ATVI.
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Currently there is an internship opportunity at one of our game studios in Santa Monica. The candidate should at the minimum have a concentration in economics and applied math, with excellent grades in econometrics. An ideal candidate should be business-savvy/entrepreneurial (we are managing a live revenue stream) and have experience working with big data. You will take on the task of running field experiments, determining casual inference, modeling demand, and building simulations of complex in-game economics.