What was your mission?
RBB is a consulting firm that provides expert economic advice on all aspects of competition law. During my stay at RBB, I worked on one cartel case, a merger case and a follow-up damage claims case, at both the European and French levels. More specifically, my work focused mainly on the empirical aspects of the case, handling a lot of data: I helped to analyse data provided by the clients to support our theoretical arguments.
How did you use what you learnt in TSE?
Competition law is rooted in economic theory and more specifically in the theory of industrial organization. As such, for each case I worked on, I have been asked to apply theoretical concepts and quantitative techniques I learnt in different classes at TSE, obviously in Competition Economics but also in Microeconomics, in Industrial Organization and in Econometrics. As a consultant, you have to work hard and be able to deliver under pressure, two skills I’m sure you have developed while studying successfully in TSE! I think that a school like TSE is the best place to be well prepared to work at RBB.
How did you get this internship? Any advice for students wanting to find one in this field?
To get my internship, after attending a presentation from one RBB partner at TSE, I simply sent the company my CV along with a cover letter. I then attended one interview in Brussels, completed a short written test, and had the pleasure to learn one month later that I had been selected to be part of RBB for a 6 months internship. My advice to anyone highly motivated in working in that field: be ready for challenges, and go for it!