AlixPartners is a global consulting firm that helps businesses and government agencies respond quickly and decisively to their most critical challenges. Our expert economists support organisations and their legal counsel in high-stakes antitrust and regulatory matters and commercial disputes, in situations where rigorous economic evidence is required. We are an international practice with long experience of advising on matters before the US, UK, EU, Chinese and Japanese regulatory agencies and courts. We regularly collaborate with academic affiliates and combine academic level rigour with first-rate consulting expertise to produce compelling evidence that best informs the questions the agencies or courts need answering.
Our economics team is part of a wider Investigations, Disputes & Risk practice which means that you will benefit from working closely with other professionals who frequently support us on our cases, including forensic accountants and data analysts. For example, our data analysts assist us with data manipulation and analysis, which can allow our economists to focus on the economics and econometric analysis. Our economics practice is growing rapidly, and we have exciting further growths plans that we’d like you to be part of. We are looking for highly motivated entry-level economists interested in internships or a full-time position in our London, Dusseldorf or Munich offices. All candidates are required to have excellent knowledge of microeconomics, preferably industrial organisation, advanced microeconomics or econometrics. We welcome applications throughout the year and can be flexible regarding start date.
Examples of our work include: representing Visa in a series of High Court litigations on interchange fees and in the European Commission investigation into inter-regional interchange fees. assisting a major international beverages supplier respond to investigation by a competition authority regarding allegations that its rebate system has had anti-competitive effects. supporting Bauer Media, the number 2 commercial radio operator in the UK (and the owner of stations including KISS, Absolute Radio and Jazz FM), with a Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation into its acquisition of several UK radio assets. representing PING, a supplier of custom-fitted golf clubs, in its appeal to the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal of a decision by the CMA alleging anti-competitive vertical restraints, specifically an online sales ban. providing economics support to a range of North-West European energy majors in contract disputes; and advising a telecoms operator on compliance with competition law regarding the terms in its wholesale contracts with other telecoms operators (including, for example, most-favoured- nation clauses).
What you’ll do
We offer a stimulating, flexible environment that will challenge you while also giving you the support you need to develop and excel. You will work on a wide variety of projects with highly skilled, purpose-built teams and will learn quickly how to apply economic theory and techniques to real world problem and rapidly build professional consulting skills. We pride ourselves on our clear written and verbal communication of complex economic issues to non-economists. We expect our team members to start honing these skills immediately and we will support them in doing so. You will be actively involved in client meetings from the start and often participate in discussions of how to present our results to our clients and their legal advisors. This will allow you to learn from senior team members and, as soon as you are ready, we will give you the opportunity to present directly to clients. The level of exposure you will receive at AlixPartners is second-to-none. Your precise role will depend on the project. Your work will range from research of market data, reviewing theoretical and empirical academic literature and applying those to the case in hand, working with data, applying various econometric techniques and drafting sections of economic reports. Our culture is highly collaborative and down-to-earth. You will have the support of our leadership team, your career coach, mentors, peers, and others vested in your success. We offer a structured programme of training and internal seminars. You will work in a diverse environment with people from a variety of backgrounds; our EMEA economics team benefits from having 14 nationalities represented. This description is not designed to encompass a comprehensive listing of required activities, duties or responsibilities.
What you’ll need
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following: A post-graduate degree, either Master’s or PhD, in economics or econometrics; preferably with a focus on industrial organisation, advanced microeconomics, or applied econometrics. A mix of analytical rigour, the ability to apply economic theory to a wide range of practical problems, and strong communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
Candidates must be fluent in English. Other European languages, particularly German, and Mandarin would be useful.
AlixPartners offers a comprehensive compensation package including an excellent benefit program (health, vision, dental, disability, tuition reimbursement and 28 days annual leave with the option to buy more!). AlixPartners is an equal opportunity employer. Apply here