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Competition Economics Manager

Date: Oct 11, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

KPMG UK’s Economics team, centred in the London office, is made up of around 30 Economists, who apply economic theory and quantitative techniques to real world problems, helping corporate and public sector bodies understand markets and improve their decision making.

The team’s activities cover a range of practices that include competition economics, applied microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, and financial economics. As part of the competition economics practice, our economists advise on a range of issues including UK and EU merger investigations, market inquiries, litigation and state aid. Examples of recent work carried out by the team include advising the European Commission on the Google Shopping abuse of dominance case, a major cartel damages dispute, advising on regulatory price control appeals in the water sector, and several UK and EU merger investigations.

Economists at KPMG often work closely with academic advisers on client projects and research. They also collaborate closely with KPMG colleagues in other parts of the UK firm, for example Data Analytics, Disputes, Deal Advisory and Tax. The team frequently collaborates with other member firms within the KPMG network, including several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia, Australia and North America.

The Role
We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Economics team as a Manager with a focus on competition economics.

• Be a key member of our successful team, delivering high quality economic analysis and advice to our clients.
• Manage projects on a day to day basis, including scoping, resourcing, budget monitoring, analysis, report writing and client interaction.
• Provide coaching and training to other team members.
• Support business development and practice development activities within the team.
• Clearly and effectively communicate economic concepts and findings to non-economist audiences, verbally and in writing.

The Person

Qualifications and skills:
• MA/MSc/MPhil or above in Economics.
• Significant experience of applying economic analysis either in consulting or in the public sector.
• Expertise in at least one of the following areas of work: competition economics, industrial organisation, regulatory economics, microeconometrics.
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
• An ability to explain complex economics clearly and apply economic concepts and techniques to real world situations.
• Experience and/or qualifications in quantitative techniques/econometrics and the handling of large datasets desirable.
• Knowledge of programming languages such as R, Stata or others is desirable.

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