Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Who We Are:
EPoD India at LEAD at Krea University, in collaboration with Yale University’s Economic Growth Center and MacMillan Center, work together to use economic frameworks and analytical tools to answer pressing policy questions and spur real-world change. We partner with policymakers to understand challenges to achieving policy objectives, design and test interventions, and share applicable insights from economic theory and empirics to more effectively deliver public services and improve the well-being of vulnerable groups. Current areas of research include gender and economic engagement (labor markets, technology, and financial inclusion); environmental policy, and governance.
EPoD India, in partnership with its host institution, LEAD at Krea University, is currently seeking a Research Associate to support a field-based project based in Patna, Bihar. Further details on the project are outlined below.
The position requires a self-starting candidate who can conduct in-depth interviews and scoping activities, manage field activities and coordinate field staff for the execution of surveys and RCTs, and support with high quality cleaning and rigorous analysis of both primary and secondary data. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to join a team of leading economists and public policy experts from Yale University and EPoD India at LEAD to work on cutting-edge development research and gain first-hand experience working with policy partners, implementing surveys and field experiments, and conducting rigorous data analysis.
About the project:
EPoD India is undertaking a study that aims to understand the impact of direct benefit transfers on women’s financial inclusion in rural Bihar and working with the government to ensure improved implementation of government schemes aimed at supporting rural Bihari women. The project is at an early stage, allowing for the right candidate to provide valuable input to shape its direction. The project is expected to build off initial scoping and include up to two medium-sized surveys in preparation for a larger-scale evaluation(s).