Associate - PhD

Job Description & Qualification

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 a 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
• COVID Vaccine Required* (US Employees Only)

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

To be considered for the Associate position, please submit the following materials by Friday December 2, 2022:
• Cover letter (describing your interest in economic and financial consulting and location preference)
• CV/resume
• A writing sample/research paper
• University Transcripts (Unofficial copies accepted)

Additional requirements prior to offer extension:
If you are a recent graduate, 2-3 references or letters of recommendation should be sent to Please note: No other application materials are accepted at this email address.

*Individuals seeking an exemption from this requirement for medical or religious reasons should submit a request for accommodation by contacting

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 450 talented professionals across four continents. For more information, please visit our website.

We offer a generous compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, 401K/Profit Sharing, life and disability insurance, paid time off, and internal professional development and training programs, designed to reward success at all levels. Details regarding compensation will be based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and experience.

The Brattle Group is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, age, height, weight, domestic partner status, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or HIV status (AIDS/HIV status), genetic information, sexual orientation, disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, drug or alcohol abuse or alcoholism, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

We encourage all applicants to click here to review our full Equal Employer Opportunity Statement and here for more information on our commitment to promoting equity and inclusion across all identities and experiences.

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Job ID

ID: J12128