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Wednesday, March 29, 2023


TrustBridge is an organisation working in the area of rule of law in the economy. We engage in academic and policy oriented research and advocacy in the areas of Energy Transition, Financial Markets, Governance in Private Capital, and Government Contracting and Litigation.

TrustBridge is looking for full time researchers to work on projects in the area of regulation of financial markets, governance and energy transition.

Financial markets

The financial markets project involves studying the working of regulators in securities markets, banking and payments, insolvency, and insurance. This includes a study of how regulations are drafted, the impact they have on regulated entities, comparative analysis of regulatory interventions, the design of regulators, and responding to public consultations. Our recent work in the field includes:

Energy transition

The energy transition project involves working on the regulatory landscape for the sector at the Union and State level, understanding renewable energy policy and issues connected with India's energy transition, electricity sector reform, particularly distribution, governance, ease of doing business, tariffs and markets, political economy, systems operation, grid structure and management.

Requirements for the position

As a research fellow you will work on project deliverables under the supervision of a senior researcher. The requirements for the role are:

  • A Master's degree or a professional qualification in economics/management/law/public policy, strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Prior work experience in the energy transition or the financial markets regulations domain.
  • A quantitative/computational orientation will be a plus.
  • The candidates must be curious and passionate about research and be comfortable working in an interdisciplinary environment. They must be ready to work on independent outputs as well as function in teams.

The remuneration offered will be commensurate with your skill and experience.

Please send an email with your CV to if you are interested.

Friday, March 24, 2023


The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) invites applications for the eighth iteration of the Urban Fellows Programme (UFP) 2023-24. The nine-month UFP is scholarship-based, nine-month, full-time, residential, interdisciplinary and based at the IIHS Bengaluru City Campus.

The UFP is a unique space that combines classroom teaching, site-based applied learning, work in live projects and external internships to introduce learners to diverse forms of urban practice. Its interdisciplinary framework encourages learners from different disciplines, and practices diversity across multiple facets.

The UFP will run from August 2023 to May 2024 and recent graduates and young professionals from varied educational backgrounds or practice domains who were born on or after 1 August 1993 are eligible to apply. The UFP is committed to providing scholarships to admitted candidates who are unable to pay the programme tuition, after a review of their financial needs.

Watch this video for a quick glimpse into what life as a Fellow looks like.

Admissions close on 24 April 2023. For queries, write to us at or contact us at +91 99012 55788, 96064 84336.

For more information, please visit the website.

Thursday, March 16, 2023


Call for Papers: 14th Emerging Markets Conference

12th - 15th December, 2023

XKDR Forum in collaboration with Vanderbilt law School is inviting papers to be submitted for the 14th Emerging Markets Conference, 2023. In the past, the audience for these events has comprised of academics, participants from the legal and financial industry, policy makers from government and regulators. Details of the previous conferences can be viewed at The conference aims to cover presentations and discussions across the following set of research topics:

  • Economics in EMs.
  • Finance in EMs (households, financial markets, financial intermediaries, firms and finance, finance and growth).
  • Political economy, law, public administration, regulation in EMs.
  • Insights into large EMs that matter in and of themselves.
  • Insights from narrow research projects that illuminate EMs in general.
  • Features of a society that enable or disable convergence into the “normal” package of high levels of freedom and prosperity.
  • The puzzles faced by all kinds of decision makers: individuals, civil society actors, firms, all levels of government.
  • Grand challenges such as climate change: implications for EMs and ramifications of choices made in EMs.

Conference design

For EMC 2023, we intend to bring on board a wider research papers, panels on contemporary policy and keynotes by experts in the area of finance, economics and law. The conference this year will be completely in person mode.

Best Discussant Award

Each year, we award the Springer Emerging Markets Conference discussant award for the best discussant and the first runner up discussant of the papers presented on each day of the EMC. The discussants are selected by an audience poll.

Important dates

  • Paper submission deadline: 31st August 2023.
  • Expected date for notification of acceptance: 29th September 2023.
  • Dates of the conference: 12th - 15th December 2023.


Financial support for academic authors whose papers have been accepted at the conference includes travel support of up to USD 750 as well as accommodation at the conference venue for 3 nights of the conference (12th to 14th December).

Registration and contact details

Submissions of the papers must be sent as PDF files only, to Jyoti Manke at
For any clarifications, please contact Jyoti at +91-98205-20180 (cellphone).