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[2024 Bachelor's/Master's graduates] Economics Consulting Analyst/Associate

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Consulting, Banking & Finance•New York, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Washington, DC


  • Charles River Associates is a leading global consulting firm that provides economic, financial, and business management expertise to major law firms, corporations and governments around the world. CRA advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings, and guides corporations through critical business strategy and performance-related issues. Since 1965, clients have engaged CRA for its combination of industry experience and rigorous, fact-based analysis that provide clients with clear, implementable solutions to complex business concerns.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree candidates graduating December 2023/Summer 2024 with an academic focus on quantitative research (Economics, Business, Finance, Financial Economics, Accounting, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or related);
  • Completion of an honors thesis, research apprenticeship, or research seminar program is highly desired;
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and ability to explain, economic, financial and/or accounting concepts, and quantitative and qualitative analysis methods;
  • Experience in Excel, Stata, Python, R, SQL, SAS, ArcGIS/ArcPy, or Cloud computing (Databricks/Spark, Google Cloud, Azure, AWS);
  • Curious and analytical thinkers who bring creative approaches to non-standard problems;
  • Effective written and oral communication skills;
  • Eagerness to learn new skills and programming languages;
  • Demonstrated high level of initiative and leadership;
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration capabilities;
  • Excellent time management and task prioritization skills;
  • Clear and demonstrated interest in consulting through coursework, work experience, activities, or attendance at CRA recruiting events.

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Banking & Finance


  • Work alongside, and in a collaborative environment with, talented and diverse colleagues, including PhD-trained economists, finance and accounting professionals (CFAs and CPAs), and valuation experts;
  • Conduct economic and industry research while analyzing client materials to build an understanding of a case’s issues;
  • Perform/develop financial and economic analyses or valuation models to support case theories and present those results to colleagues and clients;
  • Program, build models, and perform regression analyses using languages such as Excel, Stata, R, Python, SQL, or SAS;
  • Develop familiarity with data that serves as input to these analyses, including company transactional data (e.g., confidential sales data or win/loss data), financial reporting, accounting statements, and social and economic survey data, as well as non-financial measures of organizational performance;
  • Review and summarize analyst reports, academic literature, client documents, depositions, license agreements, and industry trade press;
  • Assist in the production and development of research summaries, expert reports, and the presentation of findings, including creation of visuals like tables and charts;
  • Ensure reliability of analysis through quality control review.


Work type

Full time

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New York, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Washington, DC