Visiting Assistant Professor: A Great Opportunity for Early Career Researchers!!

The Economics and Planning Unit hires fresh Phds for Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) position.
These positions are typically for 1 to 3 years. Consolidated salaries are the same as those for Assistant Professors with
limited teaching load.

Past and current VAPs/Lecturer-cum-Postdocs

Rohit Kumar (2018-current)
Rohit received his Ph.D. from Toulouse School of Economics in 2018. He works in the area of econometric theory and empirical industrial organisation.
Shivani Wadhera (2018-current)
Shivani has submitted her Ph.D. thesis in 2019 at TERI School of Advanced Studies. She works in the area of environment economics.
Webpage: https://sites.google.com/view/shivaniwadehra/home

Working in ISI is an enriching experience, both in terms of research projects and teaching. It offers an optimal blend of guidance and freedom that is necessary to develop as a researcher.

Swarnendu Chatterjee (2017-current)
Swarnendu received his Ph.D. from Maastricht University in 2017. He works in the area of social choice theory and mechanism design.
Webpage: https://sites.google.com/view/swarnenduchatterjee/home
Megha Patnaik (2017-current)
Megha received here PhD from Stanford University in June 2017. Her research is in Labour Economics, Macroeconomics, Corporate Finance and Data Science.
Webpage: https://sites.google.com/view/meghapatnaik

For young women in economics, it is particularly rare to come across such a supportive work environment. ISI not only has faculty and students of the highest calibre, but has also worked very hard to create a friendly and respectful research and teaching culture that is immensely valuable for my career.

Kanishka Kacker
Kanishka received his Ph.D in Agriculture and Resource Economics in 2014 from the University of Maryland. He works in the area of energy and environment and empirical industrial organization.
Webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/kanishkakacker83/

Piyali Das (2017-2018)
Piyali received her Ph.D. in 2016 from Indiana University Bloomington. She works in the area of macroeconomics: in particular monetary macroeconomics. In her current research she analyzes the fiscal financing components in the context of high debt advanced economies like UK and USA. She is currently a visiting assistant professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Indore.
P. P. Krishnapriya (2017-2018)
Krishnapriya received her Ph.D. in 2017 from Delhi School of Economics. She works in the area of environmental and development economics. She is currently a research scientist at the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University.
Webpage: https://sites.google.com/view/ppkrishnapriya

The VAP positions at ISI, Delhi provide an excellent platform for scholars to refine papers from their PhDs, in addition to teaching and new research opportunities. I cherish my experience of working and learning from my colleagues and senior faculty members during the year I spent here.

Sabyasachi Das (2015-2017)
Sabya completed his Ph.D. in 2015 from Yale University. He works in the area of political economy and development economics. He is currently an assistant professor at Ashoka University.
Webpage: https://dassabyasachi.wordpress.com/research/
Arka Roy Chaudhuri (2015-current)
Arka received his Ph.D. in 2015 from University of British Columbia. He works in the area of development economics, political economy and economics of education.
Webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/arkaecon
GS Amlan Dasgupta (2015-2016)
Amlan finished his Ph.D. in 2014 from University of British Columbia. He works in the area of development economics. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Jindal School of Banking and Finance, O.P Jindal Global University.
Webpage: http://www.jsbf.edu.in/users/Amlan-Das-Gupta.php

When I think of ISI Delhi, I remember what an intellectually stimulating academic environment it is. Arguably the center of academic research in Economics in India… was an extremely rewarding experience to be part of this institution!

Swaprava Nath (2013-2015)
Swaprava received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2014 from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He works in the area of mechanism design and computational social choice. After his stint in ISI Delhi, he held a two-year postdoctoral position at the Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University. He is currently a tenured Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.
Webpage: https://www.cse.iitk.ac.in/users/swaprava/

Renuka Sane (2013-2015)
Renuka finished her Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of New South Wales. She works in the area of household finance, pensions, consumer protection in finance and data protection. She is currently an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, Delhi.
Webpage: http://www.saner.org.in

The biggest asset of ISI Delhi are its people, and as a young researcher, I will be forever grateful to the excellent colleagues for the discussions I had on economics in general and empirical methods in particular. There aren’t too many places in India where you could walk up next door and shoot questions about your research, and get enthusiastic and meaningful feedback, not to mention the warmth and friendship. It is for this that I would recommend the VAP position. Even though the position may itself not be permanent, the experience is.

Srustidhar Chand (2013-2015)
Srusti completed his Ph.D. in 2013 from Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia. He works in the area of economic theory and game theory. He is currently an assistant professor at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.
Webpage: http://tedu.iift.ac.in/iift/faculty-detail.php?pro=127

I had an excellent academic experience at ISI Delhi with frequent interactions with faculty members, researchers and students. The regular seminar series involving renowned economists was one of the highlights. The campus is beautiful, well maintained with many sports facilities, and is definitely a place for an enriching post Ph.D. experience.

Souvik Roy (2012-2013)
Souvik received his Ph.D. from Maastricht University in 2010. He works in the area of mechanism design and social choice. He is currently an Associate Professor at the economics research unit at Indian Statistical Institute (Kolkata).
Webpage: https://souvikroy.weebly.com

I still find EPU, ISI Delhi the best place amongst all the places I have ever been or visited.

Monisankar Bishnu (2010-2013)
After finishing his Ph.D. from Iowa State University, Moni took up the visiting position in 2010. Moni’s work is in the area of macroeconomics, in particular on pensions. He is currently an Associate Professor at the economics and planning unit, Indian Statistical Institute (Delhi).
Webpage: https://www.isid.ac.in/~mbishnu/

Loved the place so much that I came back to India and joined ISI-Delhi as a permanent faculty.

Suchismita Tarafdar (2010-2012)
Suchi completed her Ph.D. from Arizona State University in 2010 and joined right afterwards. Her research interests are Macroeconomics, and Mathematical Economics. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Shiv Nadar University
Webpage: https://economics.snu.edu.in/people/faculty/suchismita-tarafdar