Senior Associate (2021 Start) - Financial Markets
Advertiser: Charles River Associates
Field(s) of specialization: Development; Growth - Econometrics - Environmental; Ag. Econ. - Experimental Economics - Finance - Industrial Organization - International Finance/Macro - Microeconomics - Theory - Business Economics - Accounting - Insurance - Statistics
Position type(s): Consultant
Location of job: See advertisement
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Target date for applications: 15 Nov 2020
Application deadline: 15 Dec 2020 (accepting applications)
Posting end date: 15 Dec 2020
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video
Ad text:

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. Explore how CRA can help you Accelerate your career and click here to learn why PhDs choose CRA. 

Our Financial Markets practice hiring locations are Boston, MA, New York, NY and Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

CRA's Financial Markets practice consultants in securities and financial market issues offer collective expertise across economics, finance, accounting, and the financial industry. Consultants include leading academics from top-tier universities, former US Securities and Exchange Commission senior staff, and financial industry practitioners. The team is composed of highly experienced, knowledgeable consultants, including former professors of finance, economics, and accounting, PhDs, MBAs, CPAs, CFAs, and other highly trained specialists.

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

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


Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. or ABD in economics, finance, or accounting or a closely aligned field, and will have specific expertise in the fields of industrial organization, applied microeconomics, econometrics, labor, health, 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, please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, a copy of a research/job market paper or dissertation and three letters of recommendation to this posting AND submit the very short CRA online application at by the stated deadline.

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

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Submission materials required
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Job market paper
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Contact information for references (optional)
  • Video presentation of applicant (optional)
  • Video presentation of job market paper (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 3
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