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Friday, February 02, 2018


Positions at the Finance Research Group, IGIDR

The Finance Research Group at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai is looking for researchers interested in financial regulation.

IGIDR is a PhD and Masters granting research institution set up in Bombay in 1989, and funded by the Reserve Bank of India. The Finance Research Group is a group of researchers (economists, lawyers and data scientists) working on the economics, policy and regulation of financial markets, household finance, firm financing and the land market.

The person will be required to support research in law and economics on a full-time basis. The position will involve working with persons from various disciplines. It will require working with data-sets, analyses and designing policy and regulatory interventions. It will provide exposure to cutting edge research in finance. Ideal candidates are persons having a degree or experience in law, finance, economics or public policy.

Specifically, we are recruiting researchers to work in the following areas:

Policy research in payments

The legal framework of the payments and settlement systems, Indian and global, clearing processes in payments systems of different kinds, optimal competition policy in payments, policy issues and market barriers in payment systems, and how to design policy to ensure a vibrant fintech ecosystem.

The work profile will include studying contemporary policy
developments, developing a point of view on the required reforms, writing policy papers and blog articles, running policy roundtables, etc.

Impact of interventions in financial markets

Our research program on financial markets will involve studying the impact of changes in regulations on market quality, evaluation of proposed regulations, and development of a cost-benefit analysis of the same.

The office functions on free and open source softwares like Linux, LaTeX, R and others. Previous experience in Linux is not required. However, if appointed, the candidate will be required to learn and use this software. The candidate must be willing to adapt to technology and work long hours.

Contact us

Please get in touch with Jyoti Manke at

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