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Senior Associate (2018 Start) - Financial Economics

Title: Senior Associate (2018 Start) - Financial Economics

  • Employer: Charles River Associates (Recruiting)
  • Location: United States
  • Position Type: Other Non-Academic
  • Deadline: Nov 28, 2017

  • Job Description:

    Financial Economics Hiring Location: Washington, DC

    What do we do?
    Charles River Associates is a leading global consulting firm that provides independent economic and financial analysis behind litigation matters, guides businesses through critical strategy and operational issues to become more profitable, and advises governments on the economic impact of policies and regulations. Our two main services – litigation and management consulting – are delivered by practice groups that focus on specific areas of expertise or industries.

    Financial Economics Practice
    CRA’s Financial Economics practice provides financial institutions, legal teams, and regulators with the experience and quantitative analysis capabilities they need to achieve their objectives in regulatory and litigation matters related to consumer finance markets. The practice applies rigorous statistical modeling techniques to matters involving a full spectrum of consumer market issues, lending discrimination, credit scoring, loan servicing, mortgage securitization, indirect auto lending, credit cards, and student lending. The litigation involves providing damages analyses for a variety of investigations. The Financial Economics practice provides regulatory reviews involving federal financial regulatory agencies, Housing and Urban Development, and the Federal Trade Commission. In addition, the EME based staff in the Financial Economics practice provide expert testimony in international arbitrations and forensic accounting matters.

    Responsibilities vary based on practice placement and may include:
    -Working closely with leading academics, managing the research process, and supervising, training and mentoring junior analysts
    -Conducting research in a supportive, team-oriented environment
    -Acting as a primary point of contact for clients and assisting in the development and presentation of client deliverables including expert reports summarizing our opinions, conclusions, and recommendations and third party financial, market and industry data
    -Consulting with attorneys and other clients in industry and government on a wide variety of finance, strategy and economics issues
    -Independently conceptualizing and identifying issues, designing complex economic and financial models to analyze economic and financial data
    -Programming, model building and/or regression analysis in statistical analysis programs (such as Stata, SAS, R or Python)
    -Ensuring the integrity and accuracy of analyses and opinions
    -Assist regulators and financial institutions with analysis of trading on exchanges and in OTC markets for a wide spectrum of contracts
    -Work with those testifying in judicial proceedings to provide economic analyses of mergers and other competition matters before the major competition authorities of the world

    As most of our work is done in the office, minimal travel is required.

    Qualifications:
    Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. or ABD in economics, finance, or accounting or a closely allied field, and will have specific expertise in the fields of industrial organization, applied microeconomics, econometrics, labor, intellectual property, pricing, corporate finance, financial accounting or other quantitative areas. Previous experience in teaching, research, or industry is desirable.

    How to Apply
    To be considered for all interview opportunities, candidates must submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, a copy of a research/job market paper or dissertation to this posting and to the posting found at http://grnh.se/6gva531. In addition, all candidates must submit three letters of recommendations via EconJobMarket.org by November 28, 2017. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and interviewing at the annual ASSA Meetings held in Philadelphia, PA January 5-7, 2018.

    Charles River Associates is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AAE): Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled.

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