I'm Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Collage.com. I finished my Ph.D. in economics at the University of Michigan in Nov, 2014. Previously, I was the staff economist at Elance-oDesk, an online labor marketplace. During my Ph. D., I was a summer intern member of Google's economics group, which I rejoined later on for a 1-year part-time position. My
I'm Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Collage.com. I finished my Ph.D. in economics at the University of Michigan in Nov, 2014. Previously, I was the staff economist at Elance-oDesk, an online labor marketplace. During my Ph. D., I was a summer intern member of Google's economics group, which I rejoined later on for a 1-year part-time position. My primary fields of research are labor economics and marketing.
Before graduate school, I worked as a software developer at Microsoft working on Sharepoint for two years. As an undergrad, I double majored in math and economics at the University of Michigan with high honors, high distinction and departmental awards in both subjects.
Co-Founder and Co-CEO @ I co-founded Collage.com, formerly known as ScrapWalls.com, a site where you can make and print a photo collage. It started as hobby and in 2010 evolved into a business developing software to allow people to create custom printed photo collages. I've done many types of work at Collage.com including: many areas of software development, corporate strategy, marketing and public relations, business development, data analysis, hiring/ recruiting / training, and customer service. From November 2007 to Present (8 years) San Francisco Bay AreaConsulting Economist @ I continue to adviser Elance-oDesk. From January 2015 to Present (10 months) Staff Economist @ I primarily work on designing and analyzing product and marketing experiments and on market design questions related to monetization. From December 2013 to January 2015 (1 year 2 months) Mountain View, CAEconomics Ph.D. Candidate @ I finished my dissertation!
Research fields and interests: Labor Economics, Industrial Organization, Microeconomic Theory, E-commerce, Online Advertising
-Research assistant to Professor Frank Stafford
-Research assistant to Professor Lones Smith
-Research assistant to Professor John Bound
-NSF Socio-Technical Infrastructure for Electronic Transactions (STIET) Fellow
Teaching: Teaching assistant (GSI) for mechanism design for 1st year PhD students (Econ 604, Winter, 2012)
-Admissions committee, 2011-2012
-Program committee, 2013-2014 From August 2009 to November 2014 (5 years 4 months) Economic Analyst @ Summer 2011 intern in Hal Varian's Google Economics group, then I rejoined them in Jan, 2012, for a 1-year, part-time economics analyst position. I created statistical models, analyzed data, conducted surveys and consulted on several different projects.
"Thanks Joe for all your magic statistics!"
-A Googler I worked with From May 2011 to January 2013 (1 year 9 months) Software Design Engineer in Test @ I worked on SharePoint. I first worked on many general software features, then I specialized more into security and performance. From July 2007 to July 2009 (2 years 1 month) Course Assistant @ I graded all assignments for Math 571, a graduate numerical methods course. From September 2006 to December 2006 (4 months) Physics Research Intern @ Conducted research on non-destructive engineering techniques.
Developed partial differential equation software tools for modeling the heat equation. From May 2006 to August 2006 (4 months)
Ph.D., Economics @ University of Michigan From 2009 to 2014 Master of Arts (M.A.), Economics @ University of Michigan From 2009 to 2011 Bachelor of Science (BS), Math and Economics (double major) @ University of Michigan From 2003 to 2007 Joe Golden is skilled in: Statistics, Economics, Research, Start-ups, E-commerce, Software Design, Computer Science, Econometrics, Security, Data Analysis, Analysis, R, Stata, Matlab, PHP, SQL, Business Strategy, Immigration Policy, Engineering, Project Management, Business Development, Entrepreneurship, Statistical Modeling, Product Development, Public Speaking, Testing, Data Mining, Social Media, SharePoint, Teaching, Strategic Planning, Labor Economics
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