Associate PhD - Early Decision 2023

Job Description & Qualification

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, 2022. Monday, October 10, 2022 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 making an offer. If you are offered a position via our Early Decision process, we will expect your final decision by January 6, 2023, prior to the AEA/ASSA meetings. We are looking for both new graduates (those who are completing their PhDs by the summer of 2023) 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. We expect candidates to apply through our Early Decision process only if they are prepared to make a binding decision whether to accept our offer by the Early Decision deadline. If you prefer to follow the AFA timeline, please apply through our regular process.

Associates at The Brattle Group
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, managing projects, 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. Brattle Associates benefit from continuous formal and informal training and development opportunities. Many of our Associates develop into Principals and testifying experts.

Ideal Candidates Will Possess:
- PhD in Economics, Finance, Business, Accounting or related field with a strong foundation in quantitative analysis
- Pre- or postgraduate work experience in a related discipline (preferably in finance, government, related industry, or consulting) is strongly desired
- Intellectual curiosity
- Excellent 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
- Excellent 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 professional accomplishment

How Our Recruiting Process Works
We are seeking Associates to work in our Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Toronto, ON; and Washington, DC offices.

To be considered for the Associate position via the Early Decision process, please submit the following materials by Monday October 10, 2022:
- 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.

Application Procedure

Application deadline: Monday, October 10, 2022

About the Organization

The Brattle Group answers complex economic, finance, and regulatory questions for corporations, law firms, and governments around the world. We are distinguished by the clarity of our insights and the credibility of our experts, which include leading international academics and industry specialists. Brattle has over 400 talented professionals across four continents. For more information, please visit our website.

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Job ID

ID: J11372