FAQs on Applying

Frequently Asked Questions

If you do not see the answer to your question below, please contact us directly.

Q: What is economic consulting?

A: Economic consulting—the kind done at Edgeworth—is the application of microeconomics to business issues. Rigorous empirical analysis, grounded in an understanding of economic principles and industry knowledge, is at the core of our work. This approach is foundational to everything we do, including providing expert testimony in litigation matters (in areas such as antitrust, labor and employment, and intellectual property), regulatory and economic impact analyses, transfer pricing, and valuation. In sum, we study markets and analyze data to help our clients with the issues they face.

Q: Who are Edgeworth’s clients?

A: Our clients include world-class law firms; government agencies; and Fortune 500 companies such as Samsung, GoogleBloomberg, and the NFL Players Association

Q: What makes an ideal candidate?

A: Edgeworth is interested in attracting the best and the brightest individuals with enthusiasm for real-world economics and analytics. Ideal candidates are detail oriented with strong prior knowledge of statistics, exceptional writing abilities, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Most importantly, candidates should be able to perform or to quickly learn to perform rigorous empirical analysis

Q: I am interested in a career at Edgeworth Economics. How do I apply?

A: To learn about the firm and view open positions, please visit our Careers section. You will be prompted to create a username and password when you apply for a current opportunity; you will use the same log-in credentials to apply for subsequent positions. Follow the instructions to fill out the online application.

Q. What materials do I need to submit to be considered for a position?

A: All interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter (including geographic preference), and unofficial transcript(s). You may be asked for additional information (writing samples, letters of recommendation) after you submit your application.  Please note that applications will not be considered complete unless all requested materials are submitted.

Q: Who should I address my cover letter to?

A: Edgeworth Economics
Attention: Human Resources Manager
1111 19th Street, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
 

Q: How can I find out the status of my application?

A: Once you’ve applied to a position, you will receive an automated confirmation email acknowledging the receipt of your application. You can use your username and password to log in to the system to check your status. If your qualifications and experience match our current hiring needs, you will be contacted for an initial phone screen.

Q: What if I am interested in applying to multiple locations?

A: Please list your geographic preference(s) in your cover letter to be considered for multiple locations.

Q. What type of interview process should I expect?

A: If selected, the process will begin with an initial phone interview that will include several behavioral-based questions and also technical-related questions. Following the phone interview, the candidate may be invited to participate in second round, in-person interviews at our office, where he/she will meet with a mix of both junior and senior staff. Second round interviews will include behavioral-based questions, technical-related questions, and a case study component.

Q: Do you hire interns?

A: We do hire interns for our consultant positions at different points throughout the year in select offices. Please check our Careers website for specific openings.

Q. I am interested in a position that is not posted.

A: If a position is not posted, we unfortunately do not have a current opening. However, if you are interested in submitting a more general application, please email a resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts to careers@edgewortheconomics.com, and we may consider you for potential future opportunities. Please also continue to visit our careers page for openings in the future.

Q: I am having trouble using the site or applying to jobs, what should I do?

A: If you've forgotten your password, you can request it under the "Resume Submission" section. Only a single profile that is attached to a unique email address is necessary to apply to multiple positions. Please be sure to complete all required fields marked with an asterisk (*) before submitting your application and note the acceptable resume formats (DOC, DOCX, RTF, PDF, TXT, HTML).

Q: I am having trouble updating my resume attachment.

A: When you replace the file, you will need to upload the new file and press "submit" to attach the new document.

Q: I have not received a confirmation of my application.

A: If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail immediately after you applied to a position, your confirmation email may have gone to your email junk/spam folder or you might not have completed the application process. Check your email junk/spam folder first. If your confirmation email is not in there, please sign in again and ensure you completed each step in the application process.