NERA Economic Consulting is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business, government and legal challenges. For half a century, NERA’s economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world’s leading law firms and corporations. With its head office in New York City, NERA serves clients from more than 25 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
We bring academic rigor, objectivity, and real world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation.
We have openings for Research Officers/Analysts to join in Sydney or Melbourne, Australia. The team provides research, analysis, strategy, and valuation advice along with advisory and litigation support service to clients.
The Australian teams are part of a global network of leading economic and industry experts. They provide competition, regulation, economic modelling and policy advisory services to government departments, agencies and businesses in Australia and the Asia Pacific region across the following sectors: Energy and resources; Environment and climate change; Water; Transport and logistics; Health and human services; Telecommunications and media.
The responsibilities of a Research Officer/Analyst will include quantitative and qualitative research, analysis and report writing. The role may include tasks such as: analysis of financial market data; designing and building quantitative models and applying econometric analysis to economic and financial data; collecting market, industry, company, and competitor information; reviewing, summarising and analysing industry trends; designing and undertaking cost benefit analyses and other economic impact assessments; conducting stakeholder consultations/surveys/interviews; conducting literature reviews; analysing legislation, regulation and government policy documents; drafting proposals, reports and presentation materials; and participating in team meetings and conference calls.
This is a team-based, multi-tasked environment that requires the delivery of high quality work within tight timeframes. Successful candidates will be self-motivated and have the confidence to apply economic frameworks and analytical methodologies to a wide-range of business issues and government policy matters. 
NERA provides a challenging and rewarding professional experience with competitive compensation and benefits. We promote from within, and support both personal and professional growth. Elements of our program include a comprehensive induction, skills enhancement training sessions, and formal performance evaluations twice a year.Qualifications
Candidates should hold an undergraduate degree with honours or a postgraduate degree in Economics, Finance or a related discipline with exceptional academic records, and enjoy microeconomics and quantitative and qualitative research and analysis. Qualified candidates must be detail-oriented, able to think analytically and critically, and have excellent verbal and written communication.
To apply for this position, please submit your CV, cover letter, writing sample and transcripts directly to this posting.