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Over at Economics Job Market Rumors, an intriguing bit of gossip:

that said, not sure what the story is for economists there except for one small tidbit. a faculty member at my (HRM) school had dinner with bezos a couple years ago, and he said something to the effect of "yea we have a bunch of economists, but they mostly tell us that we can/should increase prices. so we end up ignoring them most of the time."