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Competition Economics Assistant Manager

Date: Oct 15, 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 an Assistant Manager with a focus on competition economics.

• Be a key member of our successful team, delivering high quality economic advice to our clients.
• Support our clients in cases covering competition and related microeconomics work. Specifically, this may involve preparing information requests, data collection, preparation and analysis, industry research, literature reviews and drafting of client deliverables.
• 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.
• Help to manage projects on a day to day basis, including client interaction.

The Person

Qualifications and skills:
• MA/MSc/MPhil or above in Economics.
• 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 work as part of a team, towards tight deadlines, and a keen willingness to learn.
• 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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