Careers

Our success is based on the quality of our staff at all levels of the firm. We are looking for exceptional graduate candidates from leading universities who are passionate about applying economics to real-world problems.

General pre-requisites for success include:

  • An interest in applying economic principles to real-world problems.
  • Ability to explain complex concepts to non-economists.
  • A clear and precise writing style.
  • The ability to work accurately and productively under pressure
  • Self-motivation.

Language skills (in European languages) are an advantage but not essential. Extremely attractive rewards are on offer to those candidates who join us and perform well. We operate a flexible and meritocratic system of remuneration and promotion, whereby the best candidates can expect to progress rapidly.

Direct applications only please for Analyst, Consulting Associate and Internship positions – agency applications will not be considered.

Testimonials

Patrick Andreoli-Versbach

Associate Principal, PhD Munich
“Working at CRA has given me great insights into antitrust and into industries from fuel to online travel agencies, advertising to ice cream. I was attracted to CRA by the academic rigour involved in their analysis and the highly experienced people I have had the chance to work with.”

Kirsten Abeln

Senior Associate, MSc Tilburg
“I decided to join CRA as a Consulting Associate after a summer internship, given its reputation for rigorous economic analyses. The diverse backgrounds of CRA’s economists and data scientists provide a nourishing learning environment. Work at CRA has been both challenging and rewarding.”

Harry Burdon

Consulting Associate, MSc UCL
“I joined as an analyst, straight out of undergrad. The role was great preparation for my Masters, which CRA supported me through. CRA is a great place to grow as an economist.”

Current Vacancies

Intern

Brussels

We are looking to recruit interns for our Brussels office. We are accepting applications from candidates studying economics at either Master or PhD/DPhil level. Candidates should have a strong foundation in microeconomics, preferably with a specialisation in industrial economics and/or econometrics. A high degree of numeracy, a strong writing ability, some research experience and the ability to manipulate data are essential. Our internship will mirror our full-time Analyst role (see below). You will work closely with senior staff on projects across a variety of industries. Tasks will be both varied and interesting and will give the participant a greater understanding of what it is like to work as an economist at CRA.

Recruiting Timeline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year for our internship in Brussels. The start date of the internship as well as the duration of the internship is flexible (usually three to six months).


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Consulting Associate

Brussels

The standard position for which we recruit candidates without relevant economic consultancy experience is Consulting Associate. Successful candidates will be expected to rapidly take on genuine responsibility, assisting Partners and other senior staff by providing conceptual and practical input to projects as required.

Candidates for these positions must have a good first degree in economics and a postgraduate qualification (MA/MSc/MPhil or PhD/DPhil) in economics from well-regarded institutions. They should have a strong foundation in microeconomics, preferably with a specialism in industrial economics, and be able to demonstrate the personal qualities that make a successful consultant. A high degree of numeracy and some comfort with data manipulation is essential, and familiarity with econometric techniques would also be an advantage.

Recruiting Timeline: Candidates wishing to receive full consideration for Consulting Associate (2018 Start) positions are advised to submit an application between September 1, 2017 and December 1, 2017. Applications will be accepted after these dates on a rolling basis.


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Senior Associate/Associate Principal

Brussels

PhDs applicants come in at the Senior Associate level. PhD applicants are expected to have a PhD from a top academic university in either economics or finance related subjects. We are particularly interested in hiring PhDs with experience working with large data sets and therefore empirical PhDs, regardless of the subject topic, are highly valued. For those with non-empirical PhDs a focus on Industrial Organization is an obvious advantage although not essential.

Successful PhD candidates, will be expected to rapidly take on genuine responsibility, assisting Partners and other senior staff by providing conceptual and practical input to competition case work as required. The role brings with it the possibility of working on some of the largest and most significant competition cases in Europe, playing a key role in the shaping of the cases.

Recruiting Timeline: Candidates wishing to receive full consideration for Senior Associate (2018 Start) positions are advised to submit an application between September 1, 2017 and November 28, 2017. Applications will be accepted after these dates on a rolling basis.


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Intern

London

Our London office offers full-time summer internships for a duration of 6 to 8 weeks. Candidates should be in their third year of a Bachelor’s degree or are studying for, or have finished, a Master’s or PhD/DPhil. Candidates should have a strong foundation in microeconomics, preferably with a specialisation in industrial economics and/or econometrics. Numeracy and the ability to manipulate data would be a strong advantage. Our internship will mirror our full-time Analyst/Consulting Associate role. You will work closely with senior staff on projects across a variety of industries. Tasks will be both varied and interesting and will give the participant a greater understanding of what it is like to work as an economist at CRA.

Recruiting Timeline: Candidates wishing to receive full consideration for Summer 2018 internships in London are advised to submit an application between September 1, 2017 and March 16, 2018. Applications will be accepted after these dates on a rolling basis.


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Analyst

London

We recruit a few graduates to the position of Economic Analyst. Analysts assist with cases, particularly with data work and industry research, as well as with general research and information management tasks. These positions are ideally suited to a candidate considering postgraduate study, but who would appreciate a year's employment experience and an insight into the world of economic consulting before returning to university.

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.

Recruiting Timeline: Candidates wishing to receive full consideration for Analyst (2018 Start) positions are advised to submit an application between September 1, 2017 and December 1, 2017. Applications will be accepted after these dates on a rolling basis.


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Consulting Associate

London

The standard position for which we recruit candidates without relevant economic consultancy experience is Consulting Associate. Successful candidates will be expected to rapidly take on genuine responsibility, assisting Partners and other senior staff by providing conceptual and practical input to projects as required.

Candidates for these positions must have a good first degree in economics and a postgraduate qualification (MA/MSc/MPhil or PhD/DPhil) in economics from well-regarded institutions. They should have a strong foundation in microeconomics, preferably with a specialism in industrial economics, and be able to demonstrate the personal qualities that make a successful consultant. A high degree of numeracy and some comfort with data manipulation is essential, and familiarity with econometric techniques would also be an advantage.

Recruiting Timeline: Candidates wishing to receive full consideration for Consulting Associate (2018 Start) positions are advised to submit an application between September 1, 2017 and December 1, 2017. Applications will be accepted after these dates on a rolling basis.


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Senior Associate

London

PhDs applicants come in at the Senior Associate level. PhD applicants are expected to have a PhD from a top academic university in either economics or finance related subjects. We are particularly interested in hiring PhDs with experience working with large data sets and therefore empirical PhDs, regardless of the subject topic, are highly valued. For those with non-empirical PhDs a focus on Industrial Organization is an obvious advantage although not essential.

Successful PhD candidates, will be expected to rapidly take on genuine responsibility, assisting Partners and other senior staff by providing conceptual and practical input to competition case work as required. The role brings with it the possibility of working on some of the largest and most significant competition cases in Europe, playing a key role in the shaping of the cases.

Recruiting Timeline: Candidates wishing to receive full consideration for Senior Associate (2018 Start) positions are advised to submit an application between September 1, 2017 and November 28, 2017. Applications will be accepted after these dates on a rolling basis.


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Associate Principal/Principal

London

Applicants for senior positions should have extensive and relevant experience preferably in economic/antitrust consultancy, as well as a strong academic background in economics. We are always interested in applications from candidates who have relevant experience and might therefore be suitable for a more senior position within us. The basic prerequisites for such candidates are the same as for entry-level positions, in that a strong academic background in economics is essential. However, candidates should also have professional experience in economic consultancy, competition/regulatory authorities, or other employment with relevance to our areas of work. Senior candidates should be able to demonstrate an ability to manage more junior colleagues and to have extensive client contact at an early stage.

Recruiting Timeline: Senior level candidates are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year by means of a full curriculum vitae and covering letter. Please detail in your covering letter your geographic preference (Brussels, London or Munich) and why you are interested in the European Antitrust and Competition Economics practice.

Please submit your curriculum vitae and covering letter as attachments in an email to recruitment.economics@crai.com.


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Don't see what you're looking for?

We are always on the lookout for candidates for

Internships
Economic Analyst
Consulting Associate
Senior Associate (PhD)
Senior consulting roles

If you’d like to apply speculatively, please send a CV and cover letter to:

recruitment.economics@crai.com

Please detail in your covering letter your geographic preference (Brussels, London or Munich) and why you are interested in the European Antitrust and Competition Economics practice.