Who is Charles River Associates?

Charles River Associates is a top global consulting firm specializing in economic, financial, and management consulting services. CRA advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings, and guides corporations through critical business strategy and performance-related issues. Since 1965, clients have engaged CRA for its unique combination of functional expertise and industry knowledge, and for its objective solutions to complex problems.

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.

Our Antitrust and Competition Economics practice

Our Antitrust and Competition Economics practice is a leader in providing economic analysis, advice, and testimony for antitrust and merger cases worldwide. Our work as antitrust experts focuses on rigorous empirical assessments of whether competition in a market has been (or will be) adversely affected, leaving consumers to face higher prices, fewer choices, or stifled innovation. We tailor our analyses to the facts of each case, employing tools such as econometrics, game theory, upward pricing pressure analysis, or merger simulation as needed. Whether before a court or a regulatory agency, CRA consultants set a high standard for the clear communication of sophisticated economic analysis in complex cases.

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.

What can CRA do for you?

  • Work alongside some of the most respected scholars, specialists, industry experts and regulators in the world.
  • A comprehensive learning and development training program to foster your ongoing professional development and career growth:
    • Core programming on leadership, client development, and coaching talent
    • Quarterly technical training taught by in-house experts and affiliated professors
    • Partnership with Linked-In Learning for on-demand, self-paced coursework
    • Partnership with NITA to support emerging expert witness skills and opportunities
    • Regularly scheduled “open classes” on topics such as presentation skills and giving feedback
  • Mentorship and coaching from an assigned senior staff colleague
  • Opportunities in recruiting, training, corporate sports teams, and volunteer activities in the local community
  • In-house immigration support for foreign nationals and those conducting international business travel
  • Tuition reimbursement program to cover training and skill development outside of CRA
  • Wellness program to promote health and well-being (e.g. nutrition counselling, financial wellbeing seminars, team fitness competitions)
  • Excellent benefits package

 

What can you expect at CRA?

  • Acting as a primary point of contact for clients and assisting in the development and presentation of client deliverables including expert reports summarizing our opinions, conclusions, and recommendations and third party financial, market and industry data
  • Working with leading academics and senior practitioners in judicial proceedings to provide economic analyses of mergers and other competition matters before the major competition authorities of the world
  • Managing the research process, and supervising, training and mentoring junior analysts in a supportive, team-oriented environment
  • Independently conceptualizing and identifying issues, designing complex economic and financial models to analyze economic and financial data
  • Programming, model building and/or regression analysis in statistical analysis programs (such as Stata, SAS, R or Python)
  • Ensuring the integrity and accuracy of analyses and opinions

As most of our work is done in the office, minimal travel is required.

Qualifications

Successful candidates will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience managing client relationships and project teams in a consulting environment.  Candidates should also have a Ph.D. or ABD in economics, finance, or accounting or a closely allied field, and will have specific expertise in the fields of industrial organization, applied microeconomics, econometrics, labor, intellectual property, pricing, corporate finance, financial accounting or other quantitative areas. Previous experience in teaching, research, or industry is desirable. 

How to Apply

To be considered for all interview opportunities, candidates must submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter to this posting.

Work Location, Flexibility, and COVID Safety

We believe that an in-person environment provides the best opportunity for CRA to deliver on its promise of career growth and development for all colleagues. That said, CRA values the health, safety, and wellbeing of our colleagues and will require proof of vaccination for employment with CRA US offices (except in the case of medical or religious exemption) and proof of vaccination for entry to our Toronto office.  We provide our colleagues with the day-to-day flexibility to periodically work from home.  Due to the changing nature and impact of COVID, our protocols are fluid and may change in accordance with government and regulatory guidance. For those who begin the interview process with CRA, your recruiting point of contact will be available to answer any questions about work location and COVID safety you may have.

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AAE): Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled

 

 

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