Economist in London - Compass Lexecon

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London, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
11 days ago

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About the role

Economists are instrumental to our goal of helping clients understand how competition works in their industry. As an Economist, you will make a significant contribution to understanding the issues that face the client, relating those issues to relevant economic theory, and supporting the analysis with solid and persuasive empirical evidence. Economists are expected to work independently, demonstrate sound judgement, and play a key role in all aspects of a case, including overseeing its day-to-day operation and managing the work of junior staff.
Economist positions are available to individuals with a Ph.D. in economics from a leading university or a Master’s degree and several years of work experience in competition economics.

Key responsibilities:

Interacting extensively with clients to gain insight into their industry
Contributing to development of theoretical and empirical approach
Utilising literature to support economic arguments
Efficiently conducting empirical analysis using Excel and Stata
Overseeing the day-to-day running of the project 
Drafting reports summarising analysis 
Delivering an accurate and high-quality work product
Participating actively in client meetings and conference calls 
Extensive mentoring and supervising of junior staff

Skills/profile sought:

Ph.D. in economics from a leading university, ideally with a focus on industrial organisation or applied econometrics or Master’s/Bachelor’s in economics and several years of experience in competition economics (either from an economic consultancy, competition authority, or regulator)
Highly analytical
Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients
Dedication to high quality and accurate work
Strong attention to detail
Independent worker and team player
Good project and people management skills 
Strong Stata and Excel skills desirable

Benefits of pursuing a career with Compass Lexecon:

Competitive salary and benefits
A wide variety of interesting and challenging projects
An international team with a broad range of backgrounds and experience
A blend of professional and academic environments
The opportunity to work with top law firms, corporations, government bodies and academics
A very steep learning curve, coupled with a supportive and collaborative team
Opportunities for training such as secondments, office rotations, internal seminars, and conferences
The opportunity to take on a lot of responsibility and contribute from day one
What happens next? Once your application has been submitted, you will receive an email confirmation. The recruitment team will then review your application and aim to be in touch within 1-2 weeks. If your application is successful you will be invited to our office to undertake numerical and verbal reasoning tests as well as a motivational interview with a junior team member. Applicants who pass this stage will be invited for a second round to take part in a case study, present your job market paper (if you are a Ph.D. applicant), and interview with senior staff. Following this round, we will make a decision on your application and aim to be in touch within 1-2 weeks. Compass Lexecon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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