About Charles River Associates

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 of effects and damages in cartel cases, international arbitration and intellectual property disputes.

We have a reputation for rigorous and innovative economic analysis, careful attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively as part of a wider team of advisors. From Airtours to GE/Honeywell, Tetra/Sidel, Oracle/PeopleSoft, Ryanair/Aer Lingus, TomTom/Tele Atlas, Microsoft and Intel, we have played a key role in many of the cases that have shaped European competition policy in recent years. We have also been involved in major cases before the competition authorities of the Member States, and in South Africa.

For further details on the CRA Competition practice please visit: http://ecp.crai.com/careers

Job Overview

We have a limited number of positions for applicants with a strong undergraduate degree in economics, but no further qualifications.

Junior consultants assist with cases, particularly with data work and industry research, as well as with general research and information management tasks. Successful candidates will be expected to rapidly take on genuine responsibility, assisting senior staff by providing conceptual and practical input to projects as required. 

Junior consultants would use their programming, model building, and regression analysis skills in statistical analysis programs (such as Stata, R, or Python) and combined with their economic intuition will produce original pieces of analysis for a variety of cases across a large range of industries. They will be able to quickly familiarise themselves with client datasets such as financial, sales and survey data and identify potential issues as well as useful analyses that can be used to illustrate economic arguments. Furthermore they will be able to interact with clients and communicate economic concepts in an understandable manner while making complicated concepts and arguments approachable by non-experts. Also, assembling compelling evidence from data and research that support our expert opinions and business recommendations while working collaboratively with senior-led teams, including respected scholars and industry experts. All of the above while working in a highly collegiate and supporting environment and assisted both by peers and seniors.

Qualifications 

Candidates should have (or expect to obtain) a good first degree in economics and a strong background in microeconomics, preferably with a particular interest in industrial economics. Numeracy and the ability to manipulate data and write clearly are also important. Candidates should be able to demonstrate the personal qualities that make a successful consultant.

The position is ideally suited to a candidate considering post-graduate study, but who would appreciate 1-2 year's employment experience and an insight into the world of economic consulting before returning to university for a postgraduate qualification.

How to Apply 

Applicants should apply by means of a full curriculum vitae and covering letter detailing why you are interested in a role with the Antitrust and Competition Economics practice in Europe.  Candidates wishing to receive full consideration for Analyst (2021 Start) positions are advised to submit an application by Sunday 29th November 2020. After the deadline, applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

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