CRA's European Competition practice specialises in providing economic advice on matters of competition policy and regulation.  We assist firms and their legal advisors in all types of competition proceedings: firms considering merger and acquisition opportunities or involved in merger control proceedings; and firms undergoing investigations relating to cartels, restrictive commercial agreements, abuse of dominance or state aid.  We also provide advice to firms involved in regulatory proceedings and sector inquiries.  We offer assistance on the estimation effects of damages in cartel cases, international arbitration and intellectual property disputes.

For more information on the Antitrust and Competition Economics practice in Europe visit http://ecp.crai.com.

Position Responsibilities

We are currently recruiting economists at the Associate Principal and Principal level for our Brussels office. We are interested in hearing from Masters, PhD candidates as well as experienced Consultants who have prior consulting and competition policy experience.

Candidates, will be expected to rapidly take on genuine responsibility, assisting Vice Presidents and other senior staff by providing conceptual and practical input to competition case work as required. The role brings with it the possibility of working on some of the largest and most significant competition cases in Europe, playing a key role in the shaping of the cases.

Desired Qualifications

  • Candidates for these positions must have a good first degree in economics and a postgraduate qualification (MSc/MPhil or PhD/DPhil) in economics from well-regarded institutions.
  • They should have a strong foundation in microeconomics, preferably with a specialisation in industrial organization and/or statistics/econometrics, and be able to demonstrate the personal qualities that make a successful consultant.
  • Senior candidates should be able to demonstrate an ability to manage more junior colleagues and to have extensive client contact at an early stage.
  • Fluency in French, German and/or Dutch is an asset

To Apply

Applicants should apply by submitting the online application, a full CV and covering letter.

Work Location Flexibility

CRA creates a work environment that enables our colleagues to benefit from being together in the office to best deliver on our promise of career growth, mentorship and inclusivity. At the same time, we recognise that individuals realise a range of benefits when working from home periodically. We currently ask that individuals spend 3 to 4 days a week on average working in the office (which may include traveling to another CRA office or to a client's location), with specific days determined in coordination with your practice or team. At certain times of the year (e.g. holiday periods), additional remote work options are offered to those whose work commitments permit it, although our offices remain open for those who choose or need to be there.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Charles River Associates is an equal opportunity employer. As part of our focus on equity and inclusion, we work to ensure a fair and consistent hiring process. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to an inclusive work environment.

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