Senior Associate (2019 Start) - PhD or ABD

United States and Europe
Nov 05, 2018
Dec 05, 2018
Contract Type

Senior Associate (2019 Start) - PhD or ABD

United States and Europe

Hiring Practices and Locations:

Antitrust and Competition Economics (Boston, MA, Brussels, Belgium, London, United Kingdom, Munich, Germany, Oakland, CA - Berkeley/San Francisco area, Washington, DC), Financial Economics (Washington, DC), Finance (Boston, MA, Oakland, CA, Chicago, IL),  Life Sciences (Boston, MA, Washington, DC) and Labor & Employment (Tallahassee, FL)

What do we do?

Charles River Associates 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 – litigation and management consulting – are delivered by practice groups that focus on specific areas of expertise or industries. Explore how CRA can help you Accelerate your career and click here to learn why PhDs choose CRA. 

Responsibilities vary based on practice placement and may include: 

  • Working closely with leading academics, managing the research process, and supervising, training and mentoring junior analysts
  • Conducting research in a supportive, team-oriented environment
  • 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
  • Consulting with attorneys and other clients in industry and government on a wide variety of finance, strategy and economics issues
  • 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
  • Assist regulators and financial institutions with analysis of trading on exchanges and in OTC markets for a wide spectrum of contracts
  • Work with those testifying in judicial proceedings to provide economic analyses of mergers and other competition matters before the major competition authorities of the world

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


Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. or ABD in economics, finance, or accounting or a closely aligned 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, cover letter, a copy of a research/job market paper or dissertation to this posting.  In addition, to be considered for all interview opportunities, all candidates must submit three letters of recommendations via by November 26, 2018.  We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and interviewing at the ASSA Meetings held in Atlanta, GA January 4-6, 2019.

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