Research Associate

Economists Incorporated (EI)

Washington, DC • San Francisco, CA • Tallahassee, FL

Research Associate Position

Economists Incorporated (EI), a leading economic consulting firm, has openings for Research Associate positions commencing in the summer of 2020 in its Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA offices. The Research Associate position is typically for two to four years, depending on EI’s case needs and Research Associate interest. There are multiple positions available, for one of which fluency in Mandarin Chinese is a plus.

EI Research Associates have the opportunity to work directly with Ph.D. economists from top universities on a variety of high-profile cases concerning antitrust litigation, mergers and acquisitions, government regulation of the  private  sector,  and  general  commercial  litigation.
 Recent  firm  projects  include  examining  the  antitrust implications  of  the  vertical  integration  of  health  insurers  and  healthcare  providers,  determining  potential competitive effects of mergers between utility companies, evaluating class certification issues in consumer goods litigation, assessing damages in contract disputes, designing an  incentive structure to promote use of renewable energy  sources,  designing  a  bidding  strategy  for  participation  in  an  electromagnetic  spectrum  auction,  and assessing the importance of copyright industries (music, motion pictures, publishing, software, etc.) to the U.S. economy.  Research  Associates gain  broad  industry  exposure  and  marketable  skills  in  case  management,  data analysis, and
research through responsibilities such as those detailed below:

Case Management

•      Act as a lead Research Associate on one to five cases at a time

•      Manage teams of Research Associates

•      Organize case research and data analysis

•      Work closely with economists on a regular basis

Data Analysis

•      Work with complex databases and raw client data in Stata, Access, and other programs

•      Utilize tools such as Microsoft Excel and ArcGIS for graphical and statistical analysis

•      Analyze industry participants and characteristics affecting market competition

•      Calculate cost and damages estimates


•      Consult with clients and private sources to obtain necessary data

•      Investigate industries and companies using online and government resources

•      Review litigation and case documents

EI Research Associates are generally outstanding graduates from top colleges and universities with bachelor’s degrees in economics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, finance, or a related
field. Prospective candidates must  possess  a  strong  academic  record,  excellent  analytical  and  quantitative  skills,  and  the  ability  to  work effectively in teams.  Experience with  Microsoft Excel and  one  or more data  analysis programs (such as  Stata, SAS, R, or Python) is required. EI Research Associates typically go on to pursue graduate degrees in economics, law, and business at leading universities or continue careers in business analytics and consulting.

In order to apply, please specify your preferred start date and office location in your cover letter and send resume, cover letter and transcript to:

Ms. Katherine Senseman Recruiting Coordinator Economists Incorporated Suite 1100, 2121 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037                                                                           

Ms. Katherine Senseman Economists Incorporated Suite 1000, 101 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Economists Incorporated is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. EI does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age disability, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, sexual
orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.


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