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Tuesday, May 18, 2021


Position for Researchers in Public Policy and Regulatory Governance

The National Law School of India University, Bengaluru (NLS) is a premier legal university in India. NLS, with the support of the Omidyar Network India, has set up the Regulatory Governance Project. The project will generate original research aimed at 'restocking the regulatory toolkit' for India. The research will identify the administrative aspects and norms of regulatory authorities and their parent bodies that can be optimised to create autonomous, accountable and effective institutions. A key goal of the project is to assist policymakers and regulators in shaping specific modifications in regulatory frameworks and practices and make them more contemporary, particularly in the context of the proposed Data Protection Authority.

NLS is seeking a candidate for a full-time or part-time position as a Research Fellow (Economist) in this project. The research fellow will participate in shaping the research questions for the project and undertake original research in answering such questions. The role requires working as a team with the other researchers in the project and at NLS. Key deliverables will be to produce original research, working papers and any assistance to regulators, as may be required. Compensation will be based on terms of engagement and experience of the candidate.

Requirements for the Research Fellow (Economist)

Candidates should have:

  • a Masters degree in economics or statistics;
  • a minimum of five years’ experience; and
  • strong data analytics, research and writing skills.

How to Apply

Interested candidates please write to with the subject line "Application for Research Fellow (Economist) in the Regulatory Governance Project".

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