Founded in 1999, Frontier Economics is now one of the largest economic consultancies in Europe with offices in London, Dublin, Berlin, Cologne, Brussels, Madrid, and Paris. Owned entirely by its staff, Frontier attracts public and private sector clients for advice on matters of competition policy, public policy, regulation, business strategy, and behavioral economics.
CEU's Career Services Office will host an in-person info session with a short presentation and a Q&A with two of Frontier's London-based Economic Consultants, one of whom graduated from CEU with an Economics degree. Students with an interest in economic consulting are encouraged to also attend a case study training with Frontier Economics on Wednesday, October 12.
Frontier Economics requires applicants to have an academic or professional background with a strong economics component (BA and/or MA).
During this session you will learn more about:
- What it's like to work for Frontier Economics and in economic consulting
- The experience of a CEU alumna currently working for Frontier
- 2023 Internships and Graduate Analyst roles
To give you a sense of the type of work Frontier Economics does, here are some example questions from their clients:
- From an energy regulator: How can we introduce more competition in the retail energy market?
- From a low cost airline: Is it a problem for customers that our prices are so much higher on bank holidays than on other days?
- From a fast food company: How can we become more innovative?
- From a national health authority: How much money did we lose as a result of illegal behavior of a pharmaceutical company?
- From a government body: What was the effect of increasing minimum wage for apprentices?
- From an international retailer: At what point should we stop building physical stores?
Sumaiya Rahman (ECBS '15) joined Frontier in 2019 as an Analyst in the London headquarters. She is currently working as a Consultant on the competition practice after completing short stints in the telecommunications, energy and strategy practices. She has been involved in writing bulletins – smarter impact assessments or covid-19 impact on UK electricity system - and in improving diversity and inclusion at the company. She completed an MA in Economics from CEU and a PhD in Economics at the University Of Surrey.
Jacek Stachowski is an Economic Consultant in the competition practice at Frontier’s London office. Jacek earned a BA in Economics & Management at the University of St Andrews and an MSc in Economic Policy at UCL. Before joining Frontier, he worked as a competition economist at RBB Economics and KPMG.
While the roles presented during this event will include opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students and alumni, Frontier Economics is targeting primarily students with a strong background in Economics.
This event will be held on campus in Vienna. Please register in advance. You will have an opportunity to indicate if you are not able to attend in person so that we can send you details for joining remotely.