Search interesting materials

Monday, January 27, 2020


Researchers in technology policy

The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) is looking to hire two researchers interested in the technology policy field, on a full-time basis. In the Technology Policy group at NIPFP, we aspire to carry out cutting edge research and analysis, develop novel ideas and insights, and contribute to policy debates and development of public knowledge on relevant technology policy issues.

While we work on a broad array of issues in the overall landscape of technology policy, at present, our work focuses primarily on telecom policy, privacy, data governance, AI, open source, RegTech, distributed ledger and crypto-currencies, and competition policy.

Some examples of our work in this field include:

  1. Smriti Parsheera, Adoption and regulation of facial recognition technologies in India: why and why not?, Data Governance Network Working Paper 05, December 2019.
  2. Rishab Bailey and Trishee Goyal, Fiduciary relationships as a means to protect privacy: Examining the use of the fiduciary concept in the draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018, Data Governance Network Working Paper 04, December 2019.
  3. Vrinda Bhandari and Renuka Sane, A Critique of the Aadhar Legal Framework, The National Law School of India Review, Vol. 31, Issue 1, July 2019.
  4. Rishab Bailey and Smriti Parsheera, Data localisation in India: Questioning the means and ends, October 2018.
  5. Rishab Bailey, Smriti Parsheera, Faiza Rahman and Renuka Sane, Disclosures in privacy policies: does "notice and consent" work?, NIPFP Working Paper No. 246, December 2018.
  6. Smriti Parsheera, Challenges of Competition and Regulation in the Telecom Sector, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 53, Issue 38, 22 September 2018.
  7. Rishab Bailey, Vrinda Bhandari, Smriti Parsheera and Faiza Rahman, Use of personal data by intelligence and law enforcement agencies, leap blog, August 2018.
  8. Devendra Damle and Shubho Roy, Estimating the impact of the draft drone regulations, March 2018.
  9. Smriti Parsheera, CCI's order against Google: infant steps or a coming-of-age moment?, leap blog, February 2018.
  10. Suyash Rai, Dhiraj Muttreja, Sudipto Banerjee and Mayank Mishra The Economics of Releasing the V-band and and E-band Spectrum in India, December 2017.
  11. Ajay Shah, Predatory pricing and the telecom sector, April 2017 and Smriti Parsheera, Building blocks of Jio's predatory pricing analysis, April 2017 on leap blog.
  12. Comments on the (Draft) Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018, October 2018 and Submissions to the Justice Srikrishna Committee's White Paper on Data Protection, January 2018.

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

The Technology Policy group is an inter-disciplinary team of engineering, law, economics, technology and policy professionals.

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


  • You must have a Masters degree, two years of work experience and very strong written and spoken English.
  • You must have a background in science/engineering/technology, public economics or public policy.
  • You must be self-motivated and eager to contribute to public policy debates in the area of technology 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, along with a writing sample of upto 10 pages, to:

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please note: Comments are moderated. Only civilised conversation is permitted on this blog. Criticism is perfectly okay; uncivilised language is not. We delete any comment which is spam, has personal attacks against anyone, or uses foul language. We delete any comment which does not contribute to the intellectual discussion about the blog article in question.

LaTeX mathematics works. This means that if you want to say $10 you have to say \$10.