Apply Now

Economics PhD Candidate Summer Intern (Antitrust & Competition)

Client Services - Investigations, Disputes & Risk Boston

At AlixPartners, we move quickly from ideas to action, to help our clients solve their most complex and critical challenges. Our work creates value that has a lasting impact on companies, their people, and the communities they serve. We prize diversity and inclusion, intellectual curiosity, inventiveness, and forward-thinking solutions. We invite you to influence the way we work and to help us define the way we embrace tomorrow.

AlixPartners has a hybrid work framework to support our employees. Under this framework, our consultants may combine AlixPartners office, remote working, and client-site. How this works in practice varies by geography and function based on client and team requirements. As this framework is new post-COVID-19 pandemic, it may also change over time.

The Economics Consulting practice of the Investigation, Disputes, and Risk community is hiring PhD students to join the team as summer interns with a focus in competition economics. Our work in this area, which was recently enhanced through the acquisition of Matrix Economics, spans antitrust litigation, merger review, and policy design. Our economists and academic affiliates combine sharp economic insights, grounded in data-driven analytics, with diverse academic, industry, and subject matter expertise. As a team, we thrive on bringing creative and effective solutions that make a difference to our clients.

AlixPartners requires COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for this position, subject to reasonable accommodation.

What you’ll do

The summer internship is an opportunity to explore career as an economics consultant in a real life setting and learn about the Economics Consulting practice at AlixPartners. You will work side by side with seasoned consultants on active client cases and contribute to the team like our full-time consultants. You will receive training and mentorship that help hone skills as an economics consultant. Through working with our case team and joining a variety of events offered by our internship program, you get to experience our work, our people, and our culture at first hand.

You will be placed on one or more client cases during your internship. Each case is dynamic, and your role may vary from case to case. Here is a partial list of activities, duties, or responsibilities that you may undertake:

  • Work closely with academic and internal experts to provide economic analysis in litigation, regulatory, and commercial proceedings, including antitrust litigation and merger reviews
  • Study the effects of firm conduct on the competitive process in relevant markets, using a combination of basic research, economic modelling, and econometric analyses
  • Organize, review, and summarize testimony, documents, and data produced for the proceedings
  • Utilize available data sources for quantitative research to inform the design of advanced economic analyses
  • Identify, develop, and implement data-driven, cutting-edge, and litigation-proof analytical solutions to complex economics problems
  • Develop and implement sophisticated quantitative analyses of large datasets, including regression analyses and simulation modelling
  • Manage multiple workstreams and large-scale data analytic projects, in a collaborative manner that guides colleagues to work efficiently towards a common goal
  • Communicate research and findings to internal teams, academic experts, and clients
  • Assist in the preparation, drafting, and auditing of expert reports and other highly specialized client deliverables

What you’ll need 

  • Currently pursuing a PhD degree in economics or a related subject, with an expected graduation date in spring or summer of 2023
  • Specialization in industrial organization, applied microeconomics, econometrics, or other quantitative fields
  • Well-developed analytical abilities and strong economic reasoning skills
  • Proficiency in programming languages and statistical software (such as Stata, R, Python, SAS, Matlab, and Mathematica), Excel, and/or mapping software (such as ArcGIS)
  • A desire to apply economic theories and statistical tools to address real-world problems in time-sensitive, dynamic situations
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, including the ability to manage and prioritize multiple workstreams across team members to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment, as well as independently, with an entrepreneurial attitude
  • A professional demeanor with advanced communication and presentation skills
  • Highly motivated and thorough with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to think critically and creatively when designing and implementing analyses
  • Ability to learn quickly and apply training to solve real-world problems in time-sensitive, dynamic situations
  • Ability and willingness to maintain a flexible work schedule in order to meet client needs
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • A positive and energetic attitude

How to apply

  • Please upload your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and unofficial transcript with your application.

In addition to a positive workplace, the firm offers a comprehensive compensation package including an excellent benefit program (health, vision, dental, disability, 401K, tuition reimbursement).

AlixPartners is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability. AlixPartners is a proud Silver award-winning Veteran Friendly Employer.

EEO is the Law: poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf (eeoc.gov)

EEO Supplemental Poster: EEO is the Law Poster Supplement (dol.gov)

#LI-DNI


Share


EMPLOYER AND JOB POSTING DISCLAIMER

All genuine AlixPartners vacancies are located on the AlixPartners website. AlixPartners does not charge any application, processing or training fee at any stage of the recruitment process, and interviews will be held in-person or via a secure video tool. AlixPartners does not engage with candidates via platforms such as VIBER, Google Hangouts or other instant messaging platforms.

Employer and Job Posting Disclaimer

All genuine AlixPartners vacancies are located on the AlixPartners website. AlixPartners does not charge any application, processing or training fee at any stage of the recruitment process, and interviews will be held in-person or via a secure video tool. AlixPartners does not engage with candidates via platforms such as VIBER, Google Hangouts or other instant messaging platforms.