Economist (Finance-focus)

Bates White Economic Consulting
Washington D.C.
Bates White offers competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
Oct 07, 2020
Nov 06, 2020
Finance Industry
Business Services

Bates White specializes in providing advanced economic, financial, and statistical analysis to law firms, companies, and government agencies. We help clients tackle tough issues with confidence and pride ourselves on delivering top-notch consulting and expert testimony. But what truly sets us apart is our commitment to providing a positive and rewarding experience—for our employees, our clients, and the community.

We are seeking candidates who expect to receive their PhD by summer 2021, as well as experienced individuals with PhDs, to work closely with senior staff, partners, and academic experts to solve challenging problems in economics and finance for our clients. Responsibilities include economic and financial analysis, research, report writing, and project management.

Bates White is involved in a wide variety of high-profile finance cases. We work on issues relating to valuations, M&A transactions and other corporate events, capital markets, market manipulation, structured finance (e.g., mortgage-backed securities), high-frequency trading, cryptocurrency, and a variety of other finance and economic matters. We are seeking individuals who specialize in financial economics to contribute to our finance practice and to our firm in general. We are also interested in individuals with specialties in accounting, industrial organization (IO), applied econometrics, applied microeconomics, healthcare economics, labor economics and other mathematical and quantitative fields. Candidates should possess strong written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to work in teams, think creatively, analyze complex data, and develop clear, concise, and logical arguments.

The firm is recognized by leading academics and professionals as a premier place to work. Bates White has an innovative and entrepreneurial culture where bright minds from diverse backgrounds come together to solve difficult challenges facing legal, business, and government decision makers in the United States and around the world. In addition, the firm maintains strong relationships with key academics and industry experts.

Bates White is deeply committed to providing a quality work experience and fostering and maintaining a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. This is evidenced in the firm’s academic focus, career development programs, and employee engagement activities (e.g., women’s network, community initiatives, and diversity-inclusion programs). Furthermore, Bates White rewards employees with highly competitive compensation and benefit programs.

Application process

For consideration, apply via our website. Please also send three letters of recommendation to Note that the application deadline is Sunday, November 15, 2020. If you are focusing your job search on consulting and would like to potentially start the interview process early, please submit your application by November 1 and indicate your focus in your cover letter. For more information, refer to

Bates White is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and does not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at (202) 408-6110 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.

Bates White will not discharge or discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Employees who have access to compensation information as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose this information to individuals who do not otherwise have access, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by Bates White, or (c) consistent with Bates White’s legal duty to furnish information.

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