Prashansa Srivastava & Anahita Karandikar

Research Associate or Research Assistant roles (RA) have become increasingly common and sought o ut. They are often considered gateways to Ph.D. or master’s programs. However, information on these opportunities — how to get them and what they entail — is typically passed only through informal networks. To make information on RA roles more transparent and accessible, we surveyed 156 current and former RAs working in the economics or development sectors in India. The survey was conducted from January 24, 2021, to February 21, 2021. We shared the survey over e-mail, WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, and…

Prashansa Srivastava

Self proclaimed bluestocking, famed anti-socialite and occasional goat chaser. Currently an RA at JPAL-SA, aspiring kind human. All views are my own.

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