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What is the difference between management/strategy consulting firms and economic consulting firms?

Management consulting firms primarily focus on helping businesses improve their performance by providing recommendations to address challenges. For example, this may involve investigating why a business unit is not profitable and developing suggestions for eliminating waste and increasing efficiency.

Economic consulting, in contrast, focuses on the intersection of business, economics, and law. One type of project may involve two (or more) companies, where one is accused of causing economic harm to the other and we measure the damages. In another, we may be asked to forecast current and/or future liabilities stemming from an environmental product liability. Another matter could focus on determining if price movements were consistent with an alleged manipulative scheme in an energy market.

Another differentiator is in the amount of required travel. Unlike management consultants, who often work onsite for clients, our employees work at our office, so travel is only required for meetings at a client’s office. 

How many people work at Bates White? 

Since our inception, we have grown from five entrepreneurs to a firm of more than 250 professionals.

What does the compensation package look like?

We pride ourselves on a robust compensation package that includes competitive base pay, performance incentives, and comprehensive benefits. 

What does the benefits package look like?

We offer a generous benefits package with traditional benefits including:

               - Health, dental, and vision insurance

               - Parental leave

               - 401(k) plan with company profit sharing

               - Wellness program focused on improving physical, mental, and financial wellbeing

               - Flexible spending plans

               - Paid life, disability, and long-term care

               - Pretax transportation benefits

               - Employee assistance program

               - Paid time off

We also offer perks such as tuition reimbursement, flexible work schedules, telecommuting, and a technology stipend to purchase equipment for working at home.

In 2020, the federal government finalized the Transparency in Coverage Rule, which requires health insurers and group health plans, including self-funded clients, to publish negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. Files are available here.

What happens to my application after I submit it?

Your information is entered into our applicant tracking system and résumé database for consideration. You will receive an automated response letting you know we have received your materials. We will contact you if your skill-set and background are a match with our current hiring needs.

How do I get more information?

Contact us at, or attend one of our upcoming webinars or campus events

Undergraduate candidates (Consultants and Summer Consultants)

What is the career path?

Your career path is not limited by your educational background. Whether you have an undergraduate degree or PhD, you have opportunities to advance to Partner here. Generally, the career progression begins at the Consultant level (I, II, or Senior). Then, based upon your performance and aptitude, the next steps would be promotions to Manager, Principal, and then Partner.

Do you consider undergraduates who did not major in economics?

All majors are encouraged to apply. Bates White is committed to creating and fostering a diverse workforce. Current employees come from a variety of undergraduate academic backgrounds, including biology, business administration, computer science, engineering, finance, mathematics, physics, and statistics. Candidates typically have extensive coursework in quantitative disciplines.

What are the travel requirements for Consultants?

Our Consultants mainly work in the office, so travel is only required if there is a meeting at a client’s office.

Do you offer employer sponsorship of visas for Consultants?

At this time, we are only sponsoring visas for individuals in positions requiring a PhD degree.

I’m earning a master’s degree. Can I apply for the Consultant and Summer Consultant positions?

Yes. While a master’s degree is not required, master’s candidates are welcome to apply. 

PhD candidates (Economists)

What is the career path for someone with a PhD?

Generally, if you recently earned your PhD, you would be hired as an Economist. Then, based upon your performance and aptitude, the next steps would be promotions to Senior Economist, Manager, Principal, and then Partner.

Do you offer employer sponsorship of visas for PhDs?

Yes, we sponsor visas for individuals in positions requiring a PhD degree.

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