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Wednesday, April 18, 2018


The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) is looking to hire researcher(s) on a full-time basis. Our work is inter-disciplinary, bringing together knowledge of public economics, public administration, law, and quantitative research.

Researchers in technology policy

There is a great collision taking place between the development of science and technology, and the public policy process. In the Technology Policy group at NIPFP, we aspire to understand cutting edge issues in the field, develop novel ideas and insights, and contribute to the policy process. While our aspirations extend to a broad array of issues in the overall landscape of technology policy, at present, our work is primarily in telecom policy, privacy, Aadhaar, open data, open APIs, open source, RegTech, distributed ledger and crypto-currencies, and competition policy.

Some examples of our work in this field include:

  1. Suyash Rai, Dhiraj Muttreja, Sudipto Banerjee and Mayank Mishra The Economics of Releasing the V-band and and E-band Spectrum in India, April 2018.
  2. Smriti Parsheera, CCI's order against Google: infant steps or a coming-of-age moment?, Ajay Shah's blog, February 22, 2018.
  3. Submissions to the Justice Srikrishna Committee's White Paper on Data Protection.
  4. Ashim Kapoor, Smriti Parsheera, Faiza Rahman and Rachna Sharma supported the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India in the preparation of the White paper on measurement of wireless data speeds, February 5, 2018.
  5. Vinod Kotwal, Smriti Parsheera, Amba Kak, Open data and digital identity: Lessons for Aadhaar, ITU Kaleidoscope: Challenges for a Data-Driven Society, Conference held in Nanjing, China, November 27-29, 2017.
  6. Ajay Shah, Predatory pricing and the telecom sector, April 3, 2017 and Smriti Parsheera, Building blocks of Jio's predatory pricing analysis, April 27, 2017 on Ajay Shah's blog.
  7. Smriti Parsheera, Ajay Shah and Avirup Bose, Competition Issues in India's Online Economy, NIPFP Working Paper No. 194, April, 2017.
  8. Amba Kak, Mayank Mishra and Smriti Parsheera, TRAI's consultation towards a net neutrality framework in India, January 23, 2017.

NIPFP is an exciting workplace where you will be surrounded by interesting people.

The remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate's experience and will be comparable with what is found in other research institutions.

Requirements: You must have a Masters degree, two years of work experience, very strong written and spoken English. You must have a background in science/engineering/technology, public economics or public policy. Keen and demonstrated knowledge in areas relating to the frontiers of science and technology is a must.

Interested candidates may send in their CV to:

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if there is any scope for someone who would like to volunteer part-time (without remuneration) if a mutually interesting project can be identified within the broad areas listed?


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