Oxera Interview Questions

Updated Jul 1, 2015
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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Oxera.

    Interview

    You submit your application through their website, in which you have to answer motivational questions (why Oxera? Why economic consulting?) and give them many details regarding your CV (they ask for grades). If your application is successful, they ask you to complete 2 tests. The first covers a wide range of microeconomic and econometric concepts, with a lot of practical questions. The second is a critical thinking test. All the questions are multiple choice type. If your application is again successful, they invite you for a final technical interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the formula of price elasticity?   1 Answer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Oxera (Oxford, England (UK)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Total process took about 5 months. First was an economics-based test that covered undergraduate (first - second year) microeconomics concepts. Next was the critical thinking Glasson Wasser test. Finally after I passed the test I was invited to a first round interview. I passed the first round interview and was invited back for a final round. First round interview was with Senior Analysts Second round interview was with partners. The first round interview was not too complicated, but the partner interview was more complicated and they asked a few technical questions.

    Interview Questions

    • about 3 - 4 motivational based questions: why do you want to do economic consulting? what makes you a good economic consultant? what do you like about Oxera? where do you see yourself in 5 years? the rest were case studies. I was asked questions on competition economics, and asked how i would use econometrics to evaluate if a company was participating in a cartel or not.   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Oxera.

    Interview

    I applied online. I had to send a CV and answer to the following questions: 1)Why do you want to pursue a career as an economic consultant? 2) Why do you want to work for Oxera? Please describe how you can add value to the company and how you think you will learn from us. 3) Please give details of any prizes, scholarships, positions of responsibility and any other noteworthy achievements that will support your application. I was interviewed in their Oxford office. I had an interview with two senior consultants for 1 hour and I was then invited to a written test. Everyone was very nice. I was not invited for a 2nd interview.

    Interview Questions

    • During the interview they briefly asked me about myself and my interests (dissertation subject etc.) and why I wanted to be an economic consultant. But the largest part of the interview was technical questions about economics, econometrics. It is good to have a knowledge of UK regulations (although they explained me some key points very kindly since I'm not from the UK). The test was easier: I had to explain an economic concept (that I chose from a list) in a simple way.   1 Answer
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Oxera (Oxford, England (UK)) in February 2011.

    Interview

    To apply to the company you need to send your CV, a covering letter, and details of referees, after which you may be invited for an interview. I was invited for a first round interview. The Oxford office is a short walk from the railway station, and is done up very nicely. Everyone I interacted with was friendly and reassuring. The process consisted of a 1 hour interview with Senior Consultants (2:1), followed by a short 40 minute test. It helps to be familiar with industrial / regulatory economics. Had I been successful, I would have been invited back for a second and final round interview with a Director (tentative).

    Interview Questions

    • It was a subquestion regarding an aspect of economic regulation. I might have found it more difficult due to my lack of exposure to the field.   6 Answers
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