We are one of the world’s leading economic consulting firms. We strive to recruit and develop talented people to work together to produce meaningful economic analysis of exceptional quality, and to create a positive impact on our clients and society.
Our European Competition Practice provides expert economic advice on competition policy, economic and financial regulation, public policy and the assessment of damages in complex disputes.
We are looking to hire economists to help us to provide advice to our clients on some of the most high-profile cases before the European Commission, the General Court and national competition authorities, regulators and courts.
We believe that working in diverse teams, where everybody’s views are considered and respected, helps us to deliver work of the highest standards of quality and integrity.
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 industryContributing to development of theoretical and empirical approachUtilising literature to support economic argumentsEfficiently conducting empirical analysis using Excel and StataOverseeing the day-to-day running of the project Drafting reports summarising analysis Delivering an accurate and high-quality work productParticipating actively in client meetings and conference calls Extensive mentoring and supervising of junior staffSkills / 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 analyticalAbility to communicate effectively with colleagues and clientsDedication to high quality and accurate workStrong attention to detailIndependent worker and team playerGood project and people management skills Strong Stata and Excel skills desirableFluency in written and spoken EnglishBenefits of pursuing a career with Compass Lexecon : Competitive salary and benefitsA wide variety of interesting and challenging projectsAn international team with a broad range of backgrounds and experienceA blend of professional and academic environmentsThe opportunity to work with top law firms, corporations, government bodies and academicsA very steep learning curve, coupled with a supportive and collaborative teamOpportunities for training such as secondments, office rotations, internal seminars, and conferencesThe opportunity to take on a lot of responsibility and contribute from day oneWhat happens next?
Once your application has been submitted, you will receive an email confirmation. The recruitment team will then review your application.
If your application is successful you will be invited to our office to a motivational interview with a junior team member.
Conditional on passing this stage, you will be invited to present your academic paper (this will be your job market paper if you are a Ph.
D. applicant), and interview with senior staff. You may also be asked to take part in a case study. Following this round, we will make a decision on your application and aim to be in touch within 2 weeks.
Compass Lexecon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Brussels, Belgium / Competition Practice Brussels /