Julia Gorman


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Julia Gorman

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Julia Gorman is an associate in the Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice at Charles River Associates. She joined CRA in 2015 after graduating with a BA degree in Political Science and Economics from Boston College. Previously, she was an intern at CRA the summer of 2014.

Unusual stories of remarkable women

In light of Women’s History Month, this post offers a few examples of remarkable women who bear no relation to CRA (though the women at CRA are remarkable!), but whose stories I find interesting and unusual. If you’d like to know what women at the firm think about working here, I recommend the collection of quotations in this post. I wholeheartedly agree with their depiction of CRA’s culture as meritocratic and inclusive. Read more >

The social side of CRA

Three members of Boston’s Antitrust & Competition Economics’ junior staff started a ping pong “league.” Regular season, which we’re in now and may never get out of, has periodic tournaments and will culminate in a championship. Championship seeding will be determined by Elo ratings earned during the regular season. The rating system has created friendly rivalries, dramatic upsets, and high-profile games. Read more >

Leveling Up

In my post “Thoughts on Staying Busy at CRA,” I wrote about informal, self-guided skill acquisition. Here I’ll expand on that post by explaining how CRA supports self-guided skill acquisition, and then describe the more formal training programs that CRA offers to help you succeed. Read more >

Discover how CRA creates a collegiate culture

CRA’s culture is academic. Think of the vice presidents as tenured professors, the practice leaders as endowed chairs, other senior staff as adjuncts or visiting lecturers, and the junior staff as a mix of graduate students in various stages. If you’ll next consider some of the defining aspects of, say, a college economics department, you’ll understand a few of CRA’s central characteristics. Read more >

Thoughts on Staying Busy at CRA

Professors are happy to give work, whether one fails or not. Not so in consulting. Two types of skills increase the chances that one won’t be left twiddling one’s thumbs: skills directly related to project work, and interpersonal skills. Read more >

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