antitrust and competition

Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice

Practice overview

CRA’s Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice is a leader in providing economic analysis, advice, and testimony for antitrust and merger cases worldwide. Our work as antitrust experts focuses on rigorous empirical assessments of whether competition in a market has been (or will be) adversely affected, leaving consumers to face higher prices, fewer choices, or stifled innovation.

We tailor our analyses to the facts of each case, employing tools such as econometrics, game theory, upward pricing pressure analysis, or merger simulation as needed. Whether before a court or a regulatory agency, CRA consultants set a high standard for the clear communication of sophisticated economic analysis in complex cases.

What do we look for in candidates?

Those who enjoy the work at the firm and that of the Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice are intellectually curious, analytical, meticulous, and enjoy solving complex and challenging problems.

We are seeking individuals with coursework and/or research in economics who are pursuing opportunities to engage in empirical research. Candidates should enjoy programming, working with large data sets, and building expertise in employing rigorous analytical tools. Individuals should be able to think critically, communicate complex results, and work well under time pressure. We are also looking for candidates who enjoy research, learning about different industries, pay attention to detail, and work well both in teams and independently.

We are looking for full-time (graduating this school year from an undergraduate or one- or two-year master’s degree) and intern (penultimate year undergraduate, or master’s in economics with coursework and/or research experience) candidates.

Role of interns and junior staff

Junior staff responsibilities include secondary research, data collection, analysis, creating visual presentations, and data synthesis and modelling.

Junior staff can also thrive in the practice’s meritocratic environment. They are expected and encouraged to contribute thoughtful insight and robust technical skills to project teams. The analyst/associate title does not limit one’s responsibilities, providing staff with the opportunity for significant professional development.

Antitrust & Competition Practice Information Session

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  • Team members close out the summer during the DC office’s annual boat cruise 

  • Toronto team members join volunteer efforts on CRA’s Day of Service

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