Research Analyst
Compass Lexecon
Berlin, Germany
vor 3 Tg.

About the role

We are looking to hire Research Analysts who will have an opportunity to make a significant impact from day one. As a Research Analyst, you will become an integral part of a project team tasked with advising on the competitive impact of a merger or conduct.

You will have a critical role in researching, analysing and interpreting the way that competition works in your client’s industry.

Your analysis will form the fundamental basis of expert advice that will be given to clients, competition authorities and / or courts.

You will work closely with your team to understand the issues that face the client, relating those issues to relevant economic theory, and supporting the analysis with solid and persuasive empirical evidence.

Research Analysts join us after completing their undergraduate degree in a quantitative subject. This would preferably be in economics, but we also welcome applications from graduates with degrees in computer science, mathematics or statistics.

This is a one- or two-year fixed-term position, ideal for candidates who are interested in post-graduate studies in economics but would like to gain work experience and a better understanding of economic consulting before returning to university.

Key responsibilities :

  • Analysing and interpreting significant amounts of client data in order to deeply understand how competition works in your client’s industry.
  • This will involve, in particular, analysing customer data, price and cost data and competitor data / market shares

  • Researching how firms compete with each other and identifying the most important variables that affect their decision making processes
  • Identifying and summarising all the relevant facts to understand a client’s industry
  • Taking responsibility for quality control and ensuring accuracy and error-free work product
  • Drafting reports interpreting and summarising analysis
  • Skills / profile sought :

  • Undergraduate degree in economics from a leading university, ideally with focus on microeconomics, industrial organisation and / or econometrics.
  • We also consider graduates who have obtained or expect to obtain a degree in other quantitative subjects such as computer science, mathematics and statistics

  • Fluency in English required, fluency in German desirable
  • Highly analytical
  • Excellent organisational skills with an ability to multi-task
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Stata and Excel skills desirable
  • Benefits of working at Compass Lexecon :

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • A wide variety of interesting and challenging projects
  • An international team with a broad range of backgrounds and experience
  • A blend of professional and academic environments
  • The opportunity to work with top law firms, corporations, government bodies and academics
  • A steep learning curve, coupled with a supportive and collaborative team
  • The opportunity to contribute from day one
  • For exceptional Research Analysts, the opportunity to be sponsored for postgraduate study and to move on to our career programme on completion of a Master’s degree.
  • What happens next? Once your application has been submitted, you will receive an email confirmation. The recruitment team will then review your application and aim to be in touch within 1-2 weeks regarding next steps.

    Compass Lexecon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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