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

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.”

Mariam Arutyunyan

Associate Principal, MPhil Cambridge
“CRA provides me with a rare opportunity to work on complex real-world issues while using academic tools and staying on the top of the latest academic research and recent rapid worldwide developments in antitrust regulation. I really enjoy working with my colleagues, who are some of the industry’s most brilliant economists and who challenge me every day.”

Aonghus O'Cochlain

Senior Associate, MSc UCL
“I joined CRA as an analyst after finishing my undergraduate studies, giving me the chance to learn from experienced colleagues and deepen my understanding of competition economics. After working as analyst I continued on to my Masters, which CRA supported me through.”

Current Vacancies

Intern (2022 Start)

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.


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Intern (2022 Start)

Munich

We are looking to recruit interns for our Munich 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.


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Intern (2023 Start)

Munich

We are looking to recruit interns for our Munich 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.


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Consulting Associate/Senior Associate

Brussels

We are currently recruiting economists at the Consulting Associate and Senior Associate level for our Brussels office. Candidates must hold a postgraduate qualification (Master or PhD) in economics from well-regarded institutions. They should have a strong foundation in microeconomics, preferably with a specialization in industrial organisation, applied microeconomics or econometrics, and be able to demonstrate the personal qualities that make a successful consultant. Candidates at the Senior Associate level should have several years of relevant experience in consulting, business or with a competition authority.


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Consulting Associate/Senior Associate (Immediate Hire)

Munich

We are currently recruiting economists at the Consulting Associate and Senior Associate level for our Brussels office. Candidates must hold a postgraduate qualification (Master or PhD) in economics from well-regarded institutions. They should have a strong foundation in microeconomics, preferably with a specialization in industrial organisation, applied microeconomics or econometrics, and be able to demonstrate the personal qualities that make a successful consultant. Candidates at the Senior Associate level should have several years of relevant experience in consulting, business or with a competition authority.


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Consulting Associate/Senior Associate (Immediate Hire)

Paris

We are currently recruiting economists at the Consulting Associate and Senior Associate level for our Paris office. We currently have a need for French speaking Consultants to be part of our Competition practice. We are interested in hearing from Masters, PhD candidates as well as experienced Consultants who have prior consulting and competition policy experience.

Candidates, will be expected to rapidly take on genuine responsibility, assisting Vice Presidents 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.


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Senior Associate

London

We are currently recruiting economists at the Senior Associate level for our London office. Candidates must hold a postgraduate qualification (Master or PhD) in economics from well-regarded institutions. They should have a strong foundation in microeconomics, preferably with a specialization in industrial organisation, applied microeconomics or econometrics, and be able to demonstrate the personal qualities that make a successful consultant. If not a recent PhD graduate, candidates at the Senior Associate level should have a Masters degree and several years of relevant experience in consulting, business or with a competition authority.

Candidates, will be expected to rapidly take on genuine responsibility, assisting Vice Presidents 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.


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Associate Principal/Principal

Brussels

We are currently recruiting at the Associate Principal and Principal level for our Brussels office. Candidates must hold a postgraduate qualification (Master or PhD) in economics from well-regarded institutions. They should have a strong foundation in microeconomics, preferably with a specialization in industrial organisation, applied microeconomics or econometrics, and be able to demonstrate the personal qualities that make a successful consultant. Candidates at the Associate Principal or Principal level should have several years of relevant experience in consulting, business or with a competition authority.

Senior candidates should be able to demonstrate an ability to manage more junior colleagues and to have extensive client contact at an early stage.

Successful candidates will be expected to take on genuine responsibility, providing conceptual and practical input to cases. In return, we offer an attractive remuneration package and a dynamic and intellectually challenging working environment.


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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.


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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.