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Associate - PhD - EARLY DECISION 2021

Location: Multiple Offices


How Our EARLY DECISION Recruiting Process Works

If you are certain that economic consulting is the career path you want to pursue, you should apply through our Early Decision process!   If you want to explore other options before making a decision, we welcome you to apply through our regular process via the careers page of our website.

  • We commit to interviewing and making offer decisions to Early Decision candidates no later than December 31, 2020.
  • Monday, October 12, 2020 is the deadline to submit your resume and cover letter via our website.
  • Writing sample and references/letters of recommendation are not required at the time of your application, but will be required prior to offer extension.
  • If you are offered a position via our Early Decision process, we will expect your final decision by January 3, 2021, prior to the AEA/ASSA meetings.
  • We are looking for both new graduates (those who are completing their PhDs by the summer of 2021) as well as experienced PhD’s who have been in the workplace (consulting, government, academia, industry, or other similar field) and are looking to make a change.

Associates at The Brattle Group
We are seeking Associates to work in our Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA offices.

Associates work as part of a team on challenging and high-profile projects in a collegial and academically-oriented work environment. Brattle is large enough to be sought after to answer complex economic, regulatory, and financial questions for clients around the world. We are also small enough to provide our Associates with a variety of experiences and individualized development from our experts. Associates are central members of each project team and they apply finance and economic theory and practice to high profile litigation, corporate strategy, regulation, and public policy issues on behalf of our clients.

Associates are responsible for framing research approaches, project management, supervising team/staff, and developing client relationships while building individual expertise. As they gain valuable hands-on project experience, Associates also become more involved in marketing and business development efforts. The Brattle Group commits to continuous training and development for consultants and has a strong track record of developing Associates into Principals/Experts.

Ideal Candidates Will Possess

  • PhD in Economics, Finance, Business, Accounting or related field with a strong foundation in quantitative analysis
  • 2-5 years of pre or postgraduate work experience in a related work environment (preferably in finance, government, related industry, or consulting) is strongly desired
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Strong analytic and quantitative skills (including proficiency with analytical/statistical software such as STATA, R, and Excel), along with practical problem solving abilities
  • An entrepreneurial drive
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communications
  • Desire to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Demonstrated record of outstanding academic and/or practical accomplishment

To be considered for the Associate position via the Early Decision process, please submit the following materials by Monday October 12, 2020:

  • Cover letter (describing your interest in economic and financial consulting and location preference)
  • CV/resume

Additional requirements prior to offer extension:

  • A writing sample/research paper
  • If you are a recent graduate, 2-3 references or letters of recommendations should be sent to   Please note: No other application materials are accepted at this email address.

The Brattle Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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