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Cornerstone Research

JOE ID Number: 2014-02_450848
Date Posted: 08/20/2014
Date Inactve: 01/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Associate
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Locations: Boston, MA, UNITED STATES
San Francisco, CA, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
C5 -- Econometric Modeling
D -- Microeconomics
G -- Financial Economics
G3 -- Corporate Finance and Governance
L -- Industrial Organization
M3 -- Marketing and Advertising
M4 -- Accounting and Auditing
Q4 -- Energy
Financial Economics

Full Text of JOE Listing:
Who We Are:
Cornerstone Research is a leading economic and financial consulting firm with more than 500 staff members across eight offices. Working in collaboration with prominent professors and industry experts, we analyze complex economic, financial, accounting, and marketing issues that arise in litigation and regulatory investigations.

Cornerstone Research works on a broad variety of high-profile legal cases and disputes. Current cases focus on such topics as capital markets, business and securities valuation, M&A and corporate events, risk management, market competition, the impact of marketing on consumers, and patent infringement. For example, we address issues affecting the ongoing development of financial markets, such as applying the intersection of finance and industrial organization economics to evaluate price setting in derivatives markets. Beyond the financial markets, we address financial and economic issues arising in a range of sectors, from such innovation-driven industries as life sciences and high technology to energy, telecommunications, and industrial markets. We address economic issues when evaluating potential mergers, claims of anticompetitive conduct, and the impact of intellectual property infringement. We also address marketing and economic issues arising in cases with allegations of misleading marketing or false claims. More detail can be found on our website at

Associates at Cornerstone Research:
Work at Cornerstone Research provides Associates with opportunities to use theoretical and empirical research skills gained through their graduate-level training to devise and apply innovative and rigorous analytical approaches to interesting real-world problems. The outcomes of our cases can have a direct and immediate impact on public policy and corporate strategy.

Associates at Cornerstone Research play a central role in developing project strategy, conducting research, directing analysis, understanding and interpreting data and key findings, and proposing effective approaches to the problems faced by their teams. Associates work closely with senior staff, clients, and experts to define objectives, guide research efforts, manage deadlines and mentor junior staff.

Cornerstone Research provides an interesting and rewarding work environment. Those joining our firm enjoy long-term career opportunities supported substantially by our investments in their professional development and an escalating compensation structure, including industry-competitive salary and benefits package. Career development includes staying attuned to and contributing to the development of the latest academic research. Associates continue to hone their own research skills while building communications and managerial abilities. The firm supports the development of those interested in becoming testifying experts in some or all of their work, and of those not choosing that path. Either approach provides opportunities for career advancement.

Candidate Profile:
We seek candidates who have pursued doctoral studies in finance, economics, econometrics, accounting, or marketing, and who have graduated or will be graduating in the coming year. Candidates must have the ability to apply academic research to real-world issues. We are currently hiring in our Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Menlo Park (CA), New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC offices. We will be interviewing at the ASSA/AEA annual meetings in January 2015 and at our local offices on a rolling basis.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter (including location preferences), resume, and job market paper to Additionally, please send three letters of recommendation to:

Recruiting Coordinator
Cornerstone Research
599 Lexington Avenue, 43rd Floor
New York, NY 10022-7642

Cornerstone Research provides Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to legally protected categories, such as age, sex, gender, gender identity, race, color, creed/religious belief, medical condition, predisposing genetic characteristics or genetic information or testing, disability, marital status, pregnancy status, military status, veteran status, arrest or conviction record (except where permitted by law), sexual orientation, ethnic background, citizen status, ancestry, national origin, or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law.

Application Requirements

  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 05/15/2015

Reference Instructions:

Letters of recommendation may be sent via email to or to the below address.

Associate Recruiting
Cornerstone Research
599 Lexington Avenue, 43rd Floor
New York, NY 10022-7642

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