A professional services firm (think lawyers, accountants, consultants) is unique in that its core asset is its “human capital”—that is, the people who work there. In our modern economy, all firms must prioritize talent; however, manufacturing and product firms must also manage equipment, inventory, quality control, efficiency, and production processes. A professional services firm’s primary lever to drive success and sustainability is its ability to attract, develop, and retain excellent talent. Read more >
At CRA, you’ll be exposed to leading minds who use economic, financial, and business analysis to solve complex problems. Through a collegial environment, formal and informal training opportunities, and a broad array of professional development resources, the CRA experience opens doors. Hear from current employees about the work experience—from why they chose CRA, including the training and mentorship opportunities, to how CRA has grown their careers.
Hello everyone! My name is Isabella and I am an analyst in CRA’s Boston office. Since joining CRA’s Finance Practice in the summer of 2015, I have had the opportunity to work collaboratively with senior staff members on litigation cases requiring rigorous analysis of financial theory and advanced financial modeling. I wanted to use this blog to share with you my thoughts and reflections on working at CRA and my personal experiences of working in the economic consulting industry. Read more >
A little bit about me: I enjoy traveling, yoga, and the outdoors! I started as an analyst in the Competition & Antitrust Economics Practice in Boston last year, in April 2015. Prior to CRA, I grew up in Paris, France and completed a liberal arts education at Swarthmore College. I came into school an undecided major with a curiosity for a diverse range of subjects from Chemistry to Chinese, and developed a strong interest for Economics, Statistics, and Computer Science. Problem solving and applying quantitative analysis to come to a solution is something I love and was one of the reasons economic consulting was attractive to me. Read more >
Hello! My name is Julia Gorman and I’m thrilled to share with you a bit about myself and my time at Charles River Associates.
I’m from Colorado. I miss the sun and mountains, but am learning to love the ocean and seafood. I graduated from Boston College in May 2015, where I majored in Political Science and Economics. My Macroeconomics professor—also my College Fed Challenge coach and thesis advisor—recommended CRA to me junior year. I interned at CRA the summer after junior year and throughout my senior year. Since August 2015, I’ve been full-time in the Antitrust & Competition practice in Boston. Read more >
Hi all! If you are looking at this, then you will probably want to know who you are reading about. My name is Spencer, and I am a first year analyst in the Financial Economics Practice here at Charles River Associates’ Washington, DC, office. Hyperbole is cheap and crass, but I am going to break my rule just this once for myself, because my first six months here have been incredible and immensely rewarding—but before we get to that there are basics to get out of the way. Read more >