One thing we have at Valve is data. Lots and lots of data. We are looking for an experienced economist with outstanding empirical research skills to turn that data into insights that guide product decisions and improve our customers' experiences. Intrigued?

Valve is an entertainment and technology company driven to design and deliver world-class entertainment experiences to customers. We hire people with broad skill sets who also exhibit deep expertise. Economists at Valve contribute to a wide variety of initiatives across the company and are trusted to prioritize their work in collaboration with their peers.

Here are a few of the things that you might do as an economist at Valve:

  • Build quantitative models to identify what leads to fun and rewarding experiences with our products
  • Explore the nuanced social institutions and economic phenomena that emerge from in-game virtual economies
  • Study how tastes are evolving on Steam, Valve's game distribution platform
  • Conduct experiments to test hypotheses about Steam features and in-game economies
  • Provide economic and empirical rationale to inform group decision-making processes



  • A Graduate degree in Economics or related field
  • Advanced knowledge of applied statistics / econometrics
  • Extensive practical experience applying these methods to guide decision-making


  • Proficiency writing and shipping SQL code in a large-scale relational database environment
  • Proficiency in one or more programming languages such as C++, PHP, and Python