Fellow and Senior Fellow – Climate Change Economics

Current Openings:

Roles and Responsibilities

The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) is seeking to hire two highly skilled and motivated economists for its climate change research programme. The candidates would work as part of a fast-growing climate change economics team at NCAER. They will conduct policy-relevant in-depth research in areas at the intersection of climate change and development economics (e.g., economic growth, poverty, inequality, gender), public finance, macroeconomic analysis, and financial sector, including on climate change transition in energy, transport, and urban sectors. The jobs provide an opportunity to grow professionally by working closely with international experts and agencies partnering with NCAER for its climate change work.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct and publish high-quality research on climate change economics, independently, and/or as part of teams.
  • Advance the conceptualization, design and building of methodology and primary data collection for climate, green and economic policy analysis at NCAER.
  • Serve as a lead author and/or contributor on reports and working papers for NCAER.
  • Contribute to research, dissemination, and capacity building workshops. Contribute to senior faculty’s interaction on climate change issues with policymakers at state and central government levelsindependently, and/or as part of teams. Contribute to development of required documentation (Concept Notes, Terms of Reference, etc.) for advancing research work.
  • Mentor junior economists and research associates.

Job Qualifications:

  • An advanced university degree in economics or related field (Ph.D. preferred), supplemented by a minimum of 3 to 5 years of full-time relevant professional experience for Fellow and 6 to 8 years for Senior Fellow.
  • Excellent general skills in economic analysis (including economic policy modeling and policy analysis) with expertise in the areas at the intersection of climate action and development economics (e.g., economic growth, poverty, inequality, gender), public finance, macroeconomic analysis, and financial sector. Candidates with relevant economic skills and with sectoral focus (Energy, Transport, Urban, and Agriculture) on climate change transition will also be considered.
  • Excellent writing and presenting skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a flexible and cooperative attitude, and the ability to work effectively with people at all levels. Ability to work both independently and in teams.
  • Superior time/project management skills are essential.


A salary that is fully competitive and commensurate with market rates and the experience of the right candidate.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send the following to hr@ncaer.org with the subject line Senior Fellow/ Fellow Climate Change Economics. Please state clearly in your cover letter the position (Senior Fellow/Fellow) that you want to be considered for. We will start reviewing applications three weeks after the publication of this advertisement and continue to accept applications until the positions are filled.

  • A detailed CV, including the names and contact details of three references.
  • Copies of or links to the published papers/reports.
  • A cover letter on the interest and suitability of the candidate for this position.
  • A one-page research philosophy

Last Date:  May 5, 2023

About the Climate Change Economics Programme at NCAER

NCAER is India’s oldest and largest national, non-profit, independent economic research institute. NCAER has over its 65+ years of existence contributed to high-quality economic research that has a policy impact. It is among the few think tanks globally that have strong field data collection capabilities for national surveys. Its research covers almost the entire horizon of policy-focused applied research in economics, from macroeconomics to poverty and consumer behaviour. NCAER offers a wonderful place to grow and groom yourself into a policy economist. A vibrant, dynamic academic environment with both world-class faculty and physical infrastructure. If you run into a writer’s block, there are lovely views of Delhi. If you want to unwind, play a game of table tennis or badminton. Or just a lovely walk around the campus with a colleague to spur your creativity.

NCAER has an active research programme on climate change. It has decided to grow the programme further in response to the increasing urgency and demand for policy solutions to challenges posed by climate change. It is in discussions with multilateral institutions, international and domestic donors for technical partnerships and financial resources.


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