Here is one bit from Steve Lohr’s longer article at the NYT:
For the moment, Amazon seems to be the most aggressive recruiter of economists. It even has an Amazon Economists website for soliciting résumés. In a video on the site, Patrick Bajari, the company’s chief economist, says the economics team has contributed to decisions that have had “multibillion-dollar impacts” for the company.
Another Amazon jobs site lists openings for economists. As of Friday, there were 34.
Seeing this emerging job market, the National Association for Business Economics held its first meeting for technology company economists in April in San Francisco. Another is set for October in Silicon Valley.
The article has many other interesting segments.