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Brussels Research Analyst - Competition Focus

Location: Brussels, BE

Description

Our Research Analysts (RAs) are involved in diverse, challenging assignments within a stimulating, collegial work environment.

As a key member of our Competition practice, you will help design and implement cutting-edge economic analysis of complex antitrust and competition issues. Your analyses will shape high-profile cases on behalf of leading international law firms and corporations. The wide variety of engagements including mergers, collusion, abuse of dominance and state aid cases at the European Commission and national competition authorities, as well as litigation context before national courts. The diversity of our project-based work will provide for a continuously exciting and novel career experience.

The RA’s role within the team is to assist in developing the theoretical and empirical analyses and argumentation to support our clients’ case. Major focus areas for new Research Analysts therefore include theoretical modelling and econometrics, industry analyses, literature review and background research. 

Typical assignments might include:

  • Applying economic theory and empirical analytics to solve specific issues identified in cases.

  • Collecting and analyzing public information and our client’s data using Stata, R and Excel.

  • Reviewing industry-specific research and economic literature to identify how competition functions in our clients’ markets.

  • Summarizing and communicating your findings to colleagues and clients.

Across your tenure as a RA you will gain skills in applied economics, quantitative methods and economic theory as well as an understanding of aspects of competition law. You’ll work in a cooperative and fun atmosphere that melds dedication to project success and individual professional development. You’ll have the opportunity to discover where your interests lie and how you can best apply your skills.

By the end of the first year, typically you will have learned to conduct basic research, apply economic tools to specific competition issues (e.g. product and geographic market definition), perform quantitative analyses on large datasets, and present research findings in a clear and consistent manner.

What We’re Looking for – Ideal Candidates Will Possess:

  • A postgraduate degree in Economics with a keen interest in competition. Strong empirical background would be highly advantageous.
  • Great team skills – our project work is done almost exclusively on teams and it is critical that Research Analysts work well with others. A good sense of humor is always welcome!
  • Intellectual curiosity and quickness – we are not just looking for students who do well in coursework, but for those who consistently want to learn/know more and who approach problems with creativity.
  • A high degree of ownership and commitment – successful Research Analysts are committed to doing what it takes to get things right and take "ownership" of their work.
  • Languages - Fluency in spoken and written English is required and additional foreign language skills, particularly German and French, are a bonus
  • Authorization to work in the EU is required

How our Recruiting Process Works:

To be considered for the Research Analyst position, please submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter

  • CV/ Resume

  • Transcript (Unofficial accepted)

 




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