Economic consultancies

Consultancies

Cambridge Econometrics

Cambridge Econometrics offer a consultancy capability to apply economic modelling and data analysis to a wide range of policy and business needs. They often work in collaboration with other consultants to provide a team that brings together the expertise required for a particular project. They also provide economic intelligence services, which explicitly link trends in the wider economy with outcomes in particular markets, sectors and local areas in the UK and Europe.

Careers: They post both current vacancies (entry level and experienced) on their website and also say they are willing to be approached speculatively. They will consider economist with undergraduate degrees but prefer postgraduate degrees.

Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA)

CEPA is an economic and financial policy advisory business. Their focus is on issues where economics, finance and public policy overlap. In addition to their client work, CEPA undertakes and supports policy-focused research to promote debate and best practice. They re-invest one quarter of their surplus (after remunerating directors and staff) into these activities. They advise governments and their agencies, regulators, non governmental organisations, and the private sector across three practice areas: emerging markets; regulatory economics and competition (UK and Europe); and public policy and finance (UK).

Careers: CEPA has a small full-time staff and draws on a network of Associates from industry, consultancy and academia. Strong analytical, economics, corporate finance and consultancy / advisory skills are essential for all applicants. Their website provides an email address for anyone who is interested in working with them.

Capital Economics

Capital Economics is a macroeconomic consultancy supplying independent economic analysis to institutional and corporate clients across the globe. They provide research on the US, Europe, Asia and the UK, and on the property sector. They act as outsourced economic advisers for their clients. Services include the provision of written economic research, as well as talks to management groups to presentations to hundreds of their clients. They also undertake bespoke research projects commissioned by companies, government agencies, and trade associations.

Careers: They post specific vacancies on their website as well as inviting speculative applications. They are likely to have a preference for postgraduate economists with some work experience.

Centre for Economic and Business Research (cebr)

cebr is an independent consultancy that provides analysis, forecasts and strategic advice to companies of all sizes, financial institutions, government departments and agencies, trade bodies and the European Commission. Their forecasts are used by a diverse audience of business people, policy makers and journalists, including the Treasury.

Compass Lexecon

Compass Lexecon specialises in economic analysis of competition, regulatory, litigation and policy matters. It has been engaged by Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and other public-sector entities to assist in numerous high profile mergers, antitrust investigations, and private litigation, spanning across all industries and jurisdictions. Compass Lexecon's European team includes more than 40 economists based in Brussels, London, Madrid and Paris. Many hold PhDs from leading economics departments in Europe and the US, and several hold academic positions across Europe.

Careers: In Europe they have a Graduate Recruitment programme with an ongoing application process. Compass Lexecon welcomes applications from exceptional economists expecting to attain a Masters or PhD in Economics, especially those that have specialised in industrial organisation or econometrics. They will also consider undergraduates who expect to obtain a first class degree in economics.

Cornerstone Research

Cornerstone Research is a leading economic and financial consulting firm with more than 500 staff members across eight offices. Working in collaboration with prominent professors and industry experts, we analyze complex economic, financial, accounting, and marketing issues that arise in litigation and regulatory investigations. 

Careers: Cornerstone Research is interested in hiring full-time associates and interns (visiting associates) for its offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Menlo Park (CA), New York, Boston, Washington, DC, and Chicago. We seek candidates who have pursued doctoral studies in finance, economics, econometrics, accounting, and marketing, with the ability to apply academic research to real-world issues and present concise explanations of complex analyses. Interested candidates should apply online.

CRA International

CRA provides economic, financial and business consulting services principally to clients located in the UK, continental Europe and the Middle East. The London-based staff focus on Competition and Litigation Support, Financial Services and business consulting in the Chemicals & Petroleum industries.

Careers: In London undergraduates are recruited as Analysts and postgraduates as Consulting Associate or Senior Associate. A background in at least two of the following is required: Microeconomics; Econometrics; and Industrial Economics. Available opportunities are posted on their website for the UK and other locations.

Deloitte - Economic consulting within Corporate Finance

Deloitte's Economic Consulting team sits within the Corporate Finance service area as one of the 'specialist' teams and consists of economists, econometricians and financial analysts who apply economic thinking to business and regulatory problems. They combine modeling skills with deep industry knowledge to provide professional economic advice to companies, regulators and government. Details are available at Deloitte: Economic consulting.

Economic Consulting Associates (ECA)

ECA was formed in 1997 to provide economic and regulatory consulting services to industry and government, in the UK and worldwide.

ECA provides structured and analytical solutions to problems in the infrastructure sectors. They combine the application of economic principles and industry knowledge with best international practice, complemented by rigorous quantitative modelling capability.

Careers: Find out about working at ECA and find ECA vacancies on CareerHub.

Europe Economics

Europe Economics provides consultancy services in economic regulation, competition policy and the application of economics to public policy and business issues. Clients include government departments, regulators, international bodies, law firms and private-sector companies and associations.

Careers: Entry-level recruits generally join as either Analysts (postgraduate degree) or Research Officers (undergraduate degree). A strong background in micro-economics, industrial organisation and/or econometrics is highly valued. Information on how to apply is on their website.

Frontier Economics

An economic consultancy with offices in the UK, Belgium, Germany and Australia that works with clients across a range of sectors including energy, financial services, media, health, post, telecoms, transport and water on issues concerned with competition policy, public policy, regulation and strategy amongst others.

Careers: In addition to recruiting experienced economists they recruit new graduates (Masters and PhDs preferred) as Analysts and offer internships (undergraduates and postgraduates).

FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting is a global advisory company, dedicated to helping organisations navigate and manage a wide variety of complex issues. They employ 4,400 professionals in 77 cities across 27 countries  to serve clients whenever challenges and opportunities arise. They employ experts in 18 industry specialties, including two Nobel Laureates. The Economic and Financial Consulting Practice advises law firms, companies, regulators and government bodies by applying clear and focused analysis to complex, unstructured problems in economics and finance.

Careers: The Economic and Financial Consulting practice recruits 15-20 graduates every year through its graduate scheme. They look for candidates, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, who are highly numerate, analytical, and inquisitive. They do not require a specific academic major or industry experience. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a 2:1 degree (or equivalent). They offer visa sponsorship for qualifying graduates. Information on how to apply is on their website.

London Economics

London Economics is a specialist economics consultancy and, since 2000, is part of the Indecon International Economic Consultancy Group. London Economics' HQ is in London, and it works in partnership with the French firm, Stratorg International, which gives it a global reach. They provide strategic advice to large multinationals, small high-growth businesses, government and non-governmental organisations and offer expert support on regulatory issues, market entry strategies, litigation, risk analysis, financial modelling and policy design. 

Careers: They recruit at the postgraduate level and post vacancies on their website.

NERA Economic Consultancy

NERA is an international economic consulting firm providing research and analysis of economic and financial issues arising in litigation, regulation, public policy and management. They work with corporations, governments, law firms, regulatory agencies, trade associations, and international agencies. They have over 20 offices across North and South America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. They specialise in industrial and financial economics.

Careers:  They usually recruit for their major offices across the US and in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Sydney, Melbourne, Shanghai, and Tokyo. In London entry level positions exist at Research Officer and Analyst level for postgraduate applicants. Internships are usually available (for postgraduate students) over the summer period as well as at other times of the year.

Oxford Analytica

Oxford Analytica is an international, independent consulting firm drawing on a network of over 1,000 senior faculty members at Oxford and other major universities and research institutions around the world. They provide business and government leaders with geopolitical, macroeconomic and social analysis of developments around the world. Their offices are located in Oxford, UK and Washington DC, USA.

Careers: They advertise US and UK internships on their website.

Oxford Economics

Founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University’s business college, Oxford Economics is engaged in two main areas of activity. One is global macroeconomic and industry forecasting services. The other is bespoke consultancy services; answering specific economic questions with rigorous analysis on behalf of a diverse range of international clients.

Headquartered in Oxford, with regional centres in London, New York, and Singapore, they employ over 240 people, including more than 160 professional economists, industry experts and business editors. Their worldwide client base now comprises over 850 organisations across the globe, including leading multinational companies and financial institutions; key government bodies and trade associations; and top universities, consultancies, and think tanks.

Careers: Oxford Economics has a graduate recruitment programme which starts in September. Applications can be submitted in the autumn, further details are posted on their website. Other vacancies are also posted on their website. They are likely to have a preference for postgraduate economists with some work experience.

Oxera

An independent economic consultancy working with governments, regulators and major companies, Oxera has specialist skills in market and policy analysis, corporate finance, regulation, competition policy and performance assessment. These are applied across a wide range of sectors, including communications, energy, financial services, transport and water. They have offices in Oxford and Brussels. 

Careers: They recruit undergraduates and postgraduates into Analyst positions and also offer Summer internships.

Public and Corporate Economic Consultants (PACEC)

PACEC is a specialist economic consultancy practice, with offices in Cambridge and London. They carry out economic development and regeneration strategies, appraisal and feasibility studies, implementation and the evaluation of policies and initiatives to identify the benefits and any improvements required. Key services cover business development, innovation and technology transfer, inward investment, labour markets and training, neighbourhood renewal and social inclusion and property issues.

Careers: See website for information on recruitment.

PWC - Economics practice

Economists at PWC sit within two main business units: Market & Value Advisory Economics (Telecom, Energy, Utilities & Infrastructure, Europe (including Macroeconomics)); and Performance Improvement Consulting Economics (Policy and Sustainability).

Careers: They require a postgraduate degree in economics; more information is available online.

RBB Economics

RBB is an economics consultancy specialising in UK and European competition law, including merger, cartel, and abuse investigations, litigation, regulation, and restrictive agreements cases, at both European and individual member state levels. Offices in London, Rome, Brussels and the Hague.

Careers: A postgraduate degree is preferred as is an interest in industrial economics. Further information is available on the RBB website and via vacancies@rbbecon.com

SQW

SQW Consulting is an independent consultancy in the area of economic and social development. The firm was founded in Cambridge in 1983 and employs over 70 staff at its offices in Cambridge, Edinburgh, Leeds, London and Manchester. They offer consultancy services in a diverse range of fields, from science & technology, ICT and innovation to rural development, neighbourhood renewal and regional development. Clients include government departments in the UK and overseas, devolved administrations, regional development agencies, funding bodies, local authorities, partnerships and international organisations.

Careers: The entry level for graduate recruitment is Research Consultant (an undergraduate degree is sufficient) and new entrants start a 2-year development programme. Candidates can apply all year around; full details are on the website.

Vivid Economics

Vivid Economics is a strategic economics consultancy with a distinctly values-driven culture. Their aim is to create lasting value for their clients, both in government and the private sector, and for society at large. They work where public and private interests meet in natural resources, particularly energy and climate, and development finance. Their clients require bespoke solutions for both policy and commercial questions, often at a strategic level. This means they offer you an opportunity to apply economics to important issues, which often go beyond the standard topics of economic consultancy. Vivid is based in London.

Careers: They recruit graduates annually from September, to start at the end of the academic year. They prefer people with post-graduate degrees but also recruit highly able undergraduates. Paid summer internships are also offered, with applications opening in late January. Speculative applications are also welcome. People normally join as Analysts or Economists, depending on education level and experience. Details can be found on their website or from careers@vivideconomics.com.

Information and analysis providers

Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU)

The EIU provides a constant flow of analysis and forecasts on more than 200 countries and eight key industries. They help executives make informed business decisions through dependable intelligence delivered online, in print, in customised research as well as through conferences and peer interchange.
Recruitment and internships are offered through the Economist Group website .

Careers: Research internships at the EIU are usually attached to one of the regional teams (Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Middle East & North Africa, Latin America, plus Economics/Data Services for those with a particular interest in macroeconomic data and Excel). There are also internship opportunities in Wire Services, which is responsible for generating daily political, economic and market analysis on 201 countries, and Executive Services, which is home to their custom publishing and research activities. Applicants should have an interest in economics and should be undertaking undergraduate or post-graduate studies that include economics. Most internships take place during the summer; however, a few internships are also offered at other times of the year.

Global Insight

Global Insight provides comprehensive economic, financial, and political coverage of countries, regions, and industries-covering over 200 countries and spanning more than 170 industries-using a combination of expertise, models, data, and software within a common analytical framework to support planning and decision making. Their offices are located in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. 

Careers: Jobs are advertised on their website.

International Consulting Economists' Association

An organisation which facilitates networking for economic consultants. Browse members' CVs, which allow you to see routes through the profession.

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