Lead Economist for ISB@G20 Project


Job Purpose

lndia would be assuming G-20 Presidency from 1st December 2022. In this context, Indian School of Business would work as a knowledge partner to the Department of Commerce on issues pertaining to Global Value Chains (GVCs). ISB is responsible for developing concept notes, working papers, background papers, and presentations. The Lead Economist would serve as the point-of-contact and manage this 16-month project, under the guidance of Prof. Apoorva Javadekar and Prof. Shekhar Tomar.


Location: Mohali



Job Outline

The applicant should have relevant work experience (2-3 years) in policy research with the ability to execute research projects independently. The job requires producing research papers, policy briefs, as well as disseminating this research in relevant forums. The key qualifications and skills:

-      Ability to conduct economics research independently

-      Data Collection, Statistical Modelling in Stata, R, or similar packages is also required

-      Writing research papers, concept notes

-      Project Management including coordinating with in-house research teams and external stakeholders

-      Knowledge about international trade issues and Global Value Chains (highly recommended)

-      Ability to work in teams and communicate effectively (e.g., presenting within the G20 project groups)

-      The candidate must have high standards in terms of quality of work, attention to detail, ability to multi-task and absolute commitment to task completion.



ISB is a research focused business school. It offers a variety of opportunities to understand the current management phenomena in depth, through research seminars, workshops, and PhD-level courses. The position offers a competitive salary along with other benefits (CTC).












Job Specification

Knowledge / Education

Specific Skills

Desirable Experience

PhD in Economics/Statistics




Master’s level Degree

1. Excellent verbal communication skills


2.Ability to plan tasks for the team and monitor progress


3.Proficient with Data collection techniques


4.Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines



2-3 years of work experience in Public Policy if you hold a Master’s degree





Job Interface/Relationships:



1.     Department: G20 Program Directors & Research team

2.     Other departments- Operations, Finance, etc.


1.     Grantor Research/Program team

2.     Government Officials/ Consultants





Key Responsibilities

% Time Spent


Project Management



Research (literature review, producing research articles, policy notes)



Research Dissemination (slides, news articles)



Total Time Spent on All Responsibilities




Any Other Significant Input

Send an email to careers_ra_fd@isb.edu with subject line “Application for Lead Economist_G20Project” with a copy of your CV, research papers, and a cover note. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. You will be contacted only in case you are shortlisted for an interview.