Oakland, CA; (San Francisco Bay Area), Toronto, Ontario
About Charles River Associates
CRA is a leading global consulting firm that provides independent economic and financial analysis behind litigation matters, guides businesses through critical strategy and operational issues to become more profitable, and advises governments on the economic impact of policies and regulations. Our two main services – economic and management consulting – are delivered by practice groups that focus on specific areas of expertise or industries. Through a collegial environment, formal and informal training opportunities, and a broad array of professional development resources, your experience at CRA will open doors for you as you launch and accelerate your career.
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.
Performing economic analyses to support case theories
Programming, model building, and regression analysis using languages such as STATA, R, Python, or SAS
Reviewing and summarizing analyst reports, client documents, and industry trade press
Contributing to the development of research summaries, expert reports, and the presentation of findings
Conducting economic and industry research while analyzing client materials to build an understanding of a case’s issues
Assisting with office recruiting, training, and volunteering efforts
As most of our work is done in the office, minimal travel is required.
Analyst have the unique opportunity to learn from, and work alongside, some of the most respected scholars, specialists, and industry experts in the world. You will have access to internal training programs focused on creative problem solving, communications, and technical skill development. In addition, our firm offers extracurricular activities where you can take on a leadership role in recruiting, training, and volunteer activities in the local community.
Strong achievement in a bachelor degree program in Economics or another quantitative discipline such as Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Data Science, or Data Analytics (with coursework in Economics)
0-1 years of professional experience, work experience not required
Demonstrated understanding of economic concepts, and quantitative and qualitative analysis methods
Experience with programming languages such as SAS, STATA, R, Python, etc.
Candidates who have participated in honors thesis, research apprenticeship, or research seminar programs are strongly encouraged to apply
Exceptional English verbal and written communication skills
Note: Verbal Mandarin language skills and written Simplified Chinese language skills are required for candidates to be considered for work on China Competition projects.
How to Apply
To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume, transcripts and a writing sample. For the writing sample, we prefer a sole-authored submission from an existing work (class, thesis, internship, or work environment) that includes a quantitative analysis of a topic in the field of economics.
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). 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.
CRA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AAE): Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled.