Preston McAfee hired as Microsoft’s chief economist

On Monday, Microsoft Executive Vice President of Technology and Research Harry Shum announced that Microsoft has hired Preston McAfee as the company’s chief economist.

McAfee, most recently director of Google strategic technologies, will be responsible for leading a team of economists who will work closely with Microsoft CFO Amy Hood and business and engineering groups across the company on developing new business models and metrics, designing marketplaces for advertising and apps, assisting with government relations and policy, and developing an economic strategy for the company.

To get the rest of the story, read Shum’s post over on The Official Microsoft Blog.

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Jeff Meisner
Microsoft News Center Staff