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What do we do?

Charles River Associates (CRA) is a leading global consulting firm that offers economic, financial, and strategic expertise to major law firms, corporations, accounting firms, and governments around the world. Our experts bring a unique combination of cutting-edge research, state-of-the-art methods, and proven experience to bear on our clients’ most complex challenges. CRA specializes in management consulting and economic litigation. Our senior-led teams include leading academic experts and business leaders with experience across industries. Because of our proven skills in complex cases and exceptional strength in analytics, clients depend on our objective, fact-based advice for their high-profile, high-stakes matters. Explore how CRA can help you Launch your career and click here to learn why PhDs choose CRA. 

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsibilities vary based on practice placement. Candidates are encouraged to review the practice-specific postings on econjobmarket.org and express any preferences for a practice area in their application.

Successful candidates will have or be expected to complete a Ph.D. in economics by 2023. Specific areas of expertise will vary by practice and include industrial organization, applied microeconomics, econometrics, labor, health, intellectual property, pricing and product launch, corporate finance, financial accounting, or other quantitative areas.

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

CRA provides immigration assistance to eligible foreign nationals in accordance with the firm’s immigration policy and applicable law.

How to Apply

To be considered for all interview opportunities, candidates must:

  • Submit an application through this posting, including your curriculum vitae, cover letter, and a copy of a research/job market paper or dissertation. If you have a location or practice preference, please indicate as such in the application.
  • Submit an application through EconJobs, which is where you should also submit your Letters of Recommendation as described in that posting.

Deadline

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, with first round interviews occurring virtually. To be considered, please submit your application no later than November 30, 2022. Candidates who are focusing their search on industry and consulting and would like to be considered early should indicate that in the CRA online application and submit all materials as early as possible.

Work Location, Flexibility, and COVID Safety

At CRA, we believe in creating a work environment that enables our colleagues to benefit from being together in the office to best deliver on our promise of career growth and mentorship, while also taking advantage of the flexibility and inclusivity that working from home provides. We continue to monitor local government and regulatory guidance and adapt our safety guidelines accordingly. 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.

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.

CRA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AAE): Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled.

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