Hello! My name is Wei Zhou. I am an Economist at Amazon's Worldwide Selling Partner Services org. I hold a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Arizona.I am interested in the economics of digitization, marketplace design for online platforms, and the use of big data and machine learning in econometrics.
Since joining Amazon in 2021, I have been developing causal inference and machine learning models to help business leaders prioritize investments at scale to maximize the return of investment based on the long-term impacts of buyers, selling partners, and brands on Amazon. Before joining Amazon, I worked as a consulting economist at Alibaba for two years. I collaborated with the economist team at Alibaba to examine the impacts of platform search design on consumer online behaviors and firm competition strategies.
My work has appeared in major conferences and workshops including International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), Marketing Science Conference, and CODE@MIT. My research has been supported by the research grant from the NET Institute. I received Best Paper Award in Digital Commerce and the Digitally Connected Enterprise Track at ICIS 2020 and Best Student Paper Award Nomination at CIST 2020.
(Last updated: Feb 2024)