Overview

Introduction

NERA Economic Consulting understands what many people can’t: economics. The firm provides economic advice, analysis, expert testimony, and regulatory insight for global clients throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. NERA specializes in bringing academic analysis and rigor, objectivity, and real-world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation.

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Employer Type

Subsidiary

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Size

501-1,000 Employees

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Featured Rankings

Vault Consulting 25 EMEA


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Major Departments/Practice Areas

Antitrust and Competition


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Major Office Locations

London, UK (Europe HQ)


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Employment Contact

Andrew Hund - Human Resources Director

Firsthand Findings

At this point in its history, NERA’s expertise in all things economic and litigation-relation is in no doubt. While its niche focus may not translate to widespread brand recognition, for those in the know, there is no more prestigious name in the field—thanks in no small part to the senior network of experts and academics that the firm can call on.

As an employer, NERA offers a fairly straightforward deal: good compensation and a liveable work-life balance, with very occasional travel, in exchange for upholding its reputation as an expert in the field. If that sounds like your thing, this may well be the firm for you.

About the Company

Employing more than 500 professionals, including 425 economists, NERA has been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world’s leading law firms and corporations for over half a century. NERA specializes in bringing academic analysis and rigor, objectivity, and real-world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation. The firm uses hard economic data to make its case, drawing on its professionals’ expertise in statistics, econometrics, game theory, mathematics, and computer science.

A Big Umbrella

NERA was founded in 1961 as National Economic Research Associates by Dr. Jules Joskow, a professor of economics, and Dr. Irwin Stelzer,...

Employee Reviews


  • “Extremely intelligent team members.”

  • “Firm of outstanding individuals that work great together as a team to provide first class advice to clients.”

  • “I think NERA distinguishes itself by offering more economic based and complex analysis than the analysis offered by competitors in the market.”

  • “Offices and teams are rather small, so the choice of office / team is important. Culture can vary across teams as teams are very independent.”

  • “Working at NERA is good for building rigour and looks great on a resume.”

Getting Hired Here


  • “Our interview process includes written tests of economics knowledge and writing, which I like because it directly tests for the skills we are looking for.”

  • “The company pays a lot of attention to education and the universities attended. International experience is highly valued.”

  • “The ideal candidate has studied economics and/or finance, attended good universities, has (partly) been educated abroad and is open-minded and ready to apply his knowledge to sectors that he has not worked in before.”

  • "The interview process could take quite a long time, depending on the availability of team members. Ideal candidates are those who have solid Economic backgrounds, know how to apply theories to real-life problems and with good analytical & research skills.”

  • “The whole process was very quick. I had to do a test and had five interviews with my future coworkers all in a space of two weeks or so. As for the ideal candidate it might depend from office to office and the position. But I think in general, someone who can think critically, is a good team player, and is industrious seem to be good traits.”