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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Come work for us

Come work for the NIPFP-DEA Research Program:

Policy analyst
  • A Masters or a Ph.D.
  • Exposure to economics / finance
  • Exposure to the world of public policy
  • Experience with regulations / law will be a plus point
  • Should have read the Percy Mistry and Raghuram Rajan reports, and have some familiarity with the things being talked about in this blog
  • Good quality written English
Quantitative analyst
  • A Masters or a Ph.D. in a quantitative field (e.g. economics, statistics, mathematics, engineering)
  • Skills in statistics / econometrics
  • Experience of being part of a similar team doing applied economics
  • Computer programming that is required for doing applied economics - e.g. R / gauss / matlab / scilab.
Research Programmer
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as C, perl, shell, R
  • Software engineering environment e.g. make, svn
  • Role will be partly to build and maintain software systems, and partly to learn new things and pass them on to the researchers
  • Comfort with living on the Unix commandline
  • Ability to install and admin Linux
  • Ability to interact with high IQ people in a research environment; Interest in being in a research environment
This could be particularly appropriate for a person who is at present a computer engineer but desires knowledge of economics and finance.


  1. Ajay - Is this for full time permanent employment?

    Any ballpark salary figure will be helpful. 5 yrs experience in policy consulting for state govts.

  2. No, these are not tenured positions. They are contract appointments, to be renewed from time to time.

    Salary - really depends on the person. Give me your resume and we can think.

  3. Why did you leave Physics from the list of Quantitative Subjects

  4. I do say `e.g.' when enumerating a few subjects.

  5. Ajay - Procedure to go ahead? Should I send you resume?

    Any approximate salary figure for research programmer? I work in private sector as software engineer with 4 years of experience mainly in Linux and C.

  6. Ajay, you said that it will be a contract employment. How long will a project last? If I can commit about 2 months right now can I apply?


  7. Where to send resume? Please give your e-mail id.

  8. what mail-id should I send in my resume Ajay? This is for research programmer.
    thanks ..

  9. Hi Ajay,
    Intersted in following profile, I am listing down my fit to the requirement
    Quantitive Analyst
    1. Masters - MBA ( from ISB ), course work in Financial Engineering and Asset pricing based on GBM
    2. Skills in Stats and Econometrics - Fair experience in asset pricing including path dependent options and other exotics. Trained at ISB and Risk Latte hongkong in financial modelling. Can program in VBA and Octave ( like R )
    3. Experience in Applied Economics - None.

    Please let me know if I should send you my resume, and please also send me your id. I can be contacted at

  10. Hi,
    For the position of senior programmer is it required to be staying in Delhi?

  11. Dear Mr. Shah,
    I am excited to do my summer internship as a “POLICY ANALYST” under you. I really like your and Susan Thomas’ research paper on “Market microstructure considerations in index construction in CBOT research symposium”. I am in New York and currently doing MBA with specialization in Finance and Economics from the City University of New York, Baruch College. I am a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India. I worked at National Stock Exchange of India from May 2005 to November 2006 in derivatives trading department and then at ICICI bank as a manager in corporate finance. Although we have neither directly met nor interacted before, I remember working on a few of your data requests such as yearly trading volumes in Index Options and Stock Options before introduction of Securities Transactions Tax on derivatives contracts in India in 2006 budget. I don’t have experience in public policy, but I promise to strive and perform to the best of my abilities. Can you please provide me your email address so that I can send my resume to you? Please let me know about this opportunity so that I can accordingly plan to come back India immediately for this internship. It will be great if you can give more details about tenure of contract, location in India etc.


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