Keystone is a premier strategy and economics consulting firm solving the most complex challenges of competition, strategy, and intellectual property for leading technology firms and global brands. Become a part of this mission by joining us as a leading Competition Economist. Keystone offers you a dynamic workplace where innovation and collaboration join in a multidisciplinary and global environment.

You are a PhD Economist with experience in competition and antitrust issues and litigation, with an understanding of the complexities of analyzing competition in digital and healthcare markets. You also have experience of the merger review process and associated economic analyses.

If you possess a track record of success in these domains, coupled with exemplary communications skills, a flair for navigating ambiguity, the ability to develop meaningful relationships and can develop and execute a strategic vision in an economics consulting setting, please do apply or reach out today.

Keystone offers an excellent environment for economists looking for:

  • Fast career growth with ample opportunity to lead important projects that will help you grow your professional network and cultivate enduring client relationships,
  • Unparalleled partnership, mentorship, and learning opportunities by collaborating with recognized academic experts from top universities.
  • A diverse and highly dynamic environment, working with staff of diverse academic backgrounds implementing rigorous and state of the art economic and data science analyses to address important competition matters in courts and before the main competition authorities worldwide.

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will lead precedent setting ideas for leading industry clients.
  • Partner with recognized academic experts from top universities including Stanford, Harvard, MIT, Wharton, and more.
  • You will direct project teams as they navigate our clients’ unique business challenges, creating solutions that solve a complex strategic problem or answer a critical business question. You will apply and direct implementation of sophisticated data modeling and econometric techniques that will shape the project.
  • You will take on career shaping challenges, creating structure from ambiguity and leading our teams and the client to a successful outcome. 

You will provide valuable development and mentorship advice to both your direct teams, and colleagues across the globe.

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD in Economics or highly related field.
  • 4-8 years’ experience in antitrust and competition issues with experience in merger regulatory approval process or merger litigation.
  • Demonstrable experience managing teams and driving long-term, strategic business goals.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in both the merger review regulatory process and antitrust litigation (particularly in merger litigation) is highly preferred.

US Salary Range: $235,000 - $265,000, plus an annual discretionary bonus, 401k contribution, and competitive benefits package. Actual compensation within the range will depend upon the level the individual is hired into based on their skills, experience, qualifications.

At Keystone we believe diversity matters. At every level of our firm, we seek to advance and promote diversity, foster an inclusive culture, and ensure our colleagues have a deep sense of respect and belonging. If you are interested in growing your career with colleagues from varied backgrounds and cultures, consider Keystone Strategy. 

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