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Cornerstone Research
Senior Economist

JOE ID Number: 2014-02_450850
Date Posted: 08/20/2014
Date Inactve: 01/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Senior Economist
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 seven offices. Together with an extensive network of internationally prominent faculty, we conduct rigorous, objective research applying the highest standards from academia to address complex financial, economic, accounting, and marketing issues that arise in litigation and regulatory investigation.

Cornerstone Research is involved in a broad variety of high-profile legal cases and disputes. Current matters 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 derivative markets. Beyond the financial markets, we address financial economics 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

Senior Economists at Cornerstone Research:
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. Senior Economists work at the core of our client project teams and in the development of our practice, assuming increasing levels of responsibility. The firm has grown steadily over more than twenty-five years and we maintain a firm culture that is collegial, supportive, friendly, and collaborative.

We benefit from close collaboration with renowned leading academics in finance and economics. Senior Economists help devise and apply innovative analytical approaches meeting the highest academic standards to address challenging issues arising in our work. We invest heavily in leading edge information resources and computing capabilities, and often have access to proprietary data to inform our analysis. Senior Economists help guide teams supported by our outstanding research analysts.

Career development includes staying attuned to – and contributing to the development of – the latest academic research. Senior Economists 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:
Cornerstone Research provides exceptional career opportunities for those who have pursued doctoral studies in finance, economics, accounting, or marketing. Casework at Cornerstone Research challenges Ph.D. candidates to apply the entire breadth of theoretical and empirical skills gained through their doctoral training. Candidates must have the ability to apply academic research to real-world issues, present concise explanations of complex analyses, and independently manage projects and junior staff. The ideal candidate has at least three years of academic and/or nonacademic work experience; and has demonstrated strong analytical, communication, and teamwork skills. We offer an industry-competitive compensation and benefits package.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter (including a statement describing your interest in economic and financial consulting and your location preferences), resume, and a sample research paper to Please be sure to rank our offices in order of your location preference, if any. We have offices in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Menlo Park (CA), New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. We will be interviewing at the ASSA/AEA annual meetings in January 2015.

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Cornerstone Research
599 Lexington Avenue, 43rd Floor
New York, NY 10022-7642
Online Application URL:

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

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Application deadline: 01/31/2015

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