Reserve - Economist in Residence

Economist in Residence

Reserve Oakland, California, United States of America


Reserve’s mission

We believe that everyone’s money should be secure. Billions of people around the world don't have a safe place to store their money. Their banks can't be trusted. Their governments inflate their currency to pay off debts, hurting citizens. Our mission at Reserve is to change that. Reserve is a stable, decentralized currency that can’t be abused by a government. It’s globally distributed and outside of anyone’s control, so bad governments can’t shut it down.

Your role

You will help verify the economic design of our protocol. Our team of skilled thinkers have built, as judged by our investors, the best design for cryptocurrency price stabilization. This was a result of our careful, methodical analysis and guidance from our strong network of economists (in particular, Garrett Jones). But the stakes are high; if any part of our economic design is wrong then our protocol could end up unravelling. Your role is to continue on the work of our protocol development team and meticulously check that our protocol will, in fact, handle each problem.

Since verifying our economic design is critical, we are open to someone parachuting in for a limited time to just carry out this role.

Your day at Reserve

You show up at 10am for our full-team meeting. You meet our CTO at 11am to plan the overall roadmap for fully verifying the economic design. You take a call with a senior employee of the Federal Bank at 2pm to discuss how to approach long-term monetary policy. Later, you meet the Economics Team to check-in on their progress on analyzing how well our protocol handles Soros attacks. You meet the Head of the Research Team at 4pm to discuss what further research on Soros attacks you want done. Then at 5pm you solo work on refining the statement of one of the core assumptions of our economic design.


  • You have a broad range of economic knowledge, covering currency pegs, monetary policy, and central banking.
  • You have demonstrable experience applying your economic knowledge.
  • You can meticulously reason about complex economic systems and test your underlying assumptions.
  • You have worked in a tightly coordinated team, and know how to sync closely with team-members.
  • You're a fit for our eccentric culture (read more about it here).


  • Familiarity with the blockchain industry.
  • You already have a few people in mind that you’d want to bring on as Economic Researchers, and have the ability to do so.


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