consulting at Acacia Economics

Acacia Economics is a boutique consultancy that offers expertise in competition and regulatory economics in Africa. Our team has extensive experience in competition policy and have provided expert testimony, analysis and expertise in range of landmark South African cases encompassing mergers, cartels, prohibited practices and regulatory processes. 

We are looking for passionate self-starters to join our team as either junior consultants or interns. If this sounds like you, please email the documents required below, specifying the role you are applying for, to careers@acaciaeconomics.co.za.


JUNIOR CONSULTANTS

Requirements:

  • Minimum of a master's degree in economics
  • Working knowledge of Stata and / or R 
  • Successful applicants would typically need to have over 65% for most courses at Honours level and similar at Master's level
  • Honours and / or master's level courses in industrial organisation are desirable

INTERNSHIPS

Requirements:

  • Minimum of an honours degree (4 year degree) in economics
  • Working knowledge of Stata and / or R 
  • Successful applicants would typically need to have over 65% for most courses at Honours level and similar at Master's level
  • Honours and / or master's level courses in industrial organisation are desirable

Documents required:

  • CV, academic transcripts and references (at least one must be academic)
  • Writing sample of no more than 2000 words (can be university essay or thesis extract) that demonstrates writing skills.
  • Attach a brief paragraph (of no more than half a page) outlining your interest in Acacia, specifically any particular interest in the economics of industrial organisation, competition economics, regulatory economics or consulting and how it fits with either your past experience or future goals.
  • Please indicate what your status in South Africa is (such as whether you are a South African citizen or permanent resident or whether you have a work permit)

Should your application be successful, we will arrange a follow-up interview and for a case study to be sent to you in preparation for your interview. A series of interviews and tests may follow.