Risk Advisory | Economics Consulting | Internship 2023 – London

Risk Advisory | Economics Consulting | Internship 2023




At AlixPartners, we solve the most complex and critical challenges by moving quickly from analysis to action when it really matters; creating value that has a lasting impact on companies, their people, and the communities they serve. By understanding, respecting, and honoring the needs of our employees, clients, and communities, AlixPartners actively promotes an inclusive environment. We strongly believe in the value that diversity brings to our experiences and are committed to the perpetual enhancements of initiatives, policies, and practices. We hold ourselves accountable by providing the space for authenticity, growth, and equity for everyone.


AlixPartners has embraced a hybrid work model to provide flexibility and support our employees’ work-life integration.  Our hybrid model combines a mix of in-person (at client site or AlixPartners office) and remote working.  Travel is part of this position, but the frequency may vary based on client, team, and individual circumstances.

Our Economics Practice

Our expert economists support organisations and their legal counsel in high-stakes antitrust and regulatory matters and commercial disputes, in situations where rigorous economic evidence is required. We are an international practice with long experience of advising on matters before the US, UK, EU, Chinese and Japanese regulatory agencies, and courts. We regularly collaborate with academic affiliates and combine academic level rigour with first-rate consulting expertise to produce compelling evidence that best informs the questions the agencies or courts need answering.

Our economics team is part of a wider Risk practice which means that you will benefit from working closely with other professionals who frequently support us on our cases, including forensic accountants and data analysts.

Examples Of Our Work Include

  • representing Visa in a series of English High Court litigations on interchange fees and in the European Commission investigation into interregional interchange fees;
  • providing economic expert witness evidence concerning Google and Apple’s conduct in relation to their app stores. The economic analysis covered a wide range of challenging issues, from defining the relevant product and geographic markets, assessing dominance, to analysing the impact of the alleged abusive conduct on competition and consumers.
  • providing economics support to a range of North-West European energy majors in contract disputes; and
  • advising Optus, the number two mobile telecoms operator in Australia, with articulating why a proposed wholesale arrangement between Telstra and TPG, the number one and three operators in the market respectively, will be anti-competitive and will lead to a reduction in dynamic infrastructure competition.

What you’ll do

As an intern, you will:

  • Research and review theoretical and empirical academic literature
  • Research and outline key market dynamics and structures
  • Build models and apply various econometric techniques
  • Apply your qualitative and quantitative findings to the case in hand
  • Draft sections of expert economic reports and presentations
  • Communicate clearly complex economic issues to non-economists
  • Get exposure to senior team members and clients

This description is not designed to encompass a comprehensive listing of required activities, duties or responsibilities.

What you’ll need 

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following

  • All candidates are required to be currently undertaking or have recently completed a Master’s or PhD in economics with a focus on microeconomics, preferably industrial organisation, advanced microeconomics or econometrics.
  • A mix of analytical rigour, the ability to apply economic theory to a wide range of practical problems, and strong communication and drafting skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Other European languages, particularly German and French, and Mandarin would be useful.
  • Willingness to work outside of normal business hours, and in particular as unique projects/needs arise.
  • Ability to work full time in an office and remote environment; physically able to sit/stand at a computer and work in front of a computer screen for significant portions of the workday
  • Must become familiar with, and promote and abide by, our Core Values as defined by the AlixPartners’ Code of Conduct and foster an inclusive environment with people at all levels of an organization.

In addition to a positive workplace, the firm offers a comprehensive compensation package including an excellent benefit program (health, vision, dental, disability, tuition reimbursement).

AlixPartners is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability. AlixPartners is a proud Silver award-winning Veteran Friendly Employer.