University of Glasgow, College of Social Sciences, Business School
Research Assistant (Ref: 001943)

Salary: British Pound 26,004 - 29,249

Recent years have witnessed renewed appreciation that agriculture could play a significant role in the pursuit of Millennium Development Goals. In this context, the role of information dissemination through information and communication technology (ICT) in improving rural welfare is highlighted. However, some fear that with ICT technological disparity will arise, and existing socio-economic inequality and poverty will be further exacerbated.

ABOUT THE PROJECT: This project will use randomized experiment and surveys before and after the experiment to investigate the impact of ICT on rural welfare in the Indian state of Karnataka. The randomized experiment proposed here involves facilitating information access on key agriculture related services to households in some villages and not in others.

Combining data from surveys and the experiment, this project will investigate the impact of information dissemination on agricultural practices, household incomes, social network, risk coping mechanism and caste disparity.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate appointed to the project will coordinate the development and implementation of quantitative research design, conduct collaborative analysis and research using field based panel data collected from India, and author, co-author and assist others to produce high quality written research publishable in top economic journals.


This post is funded for 3 years.

Closing date: Friday 18th May 2012

FURTHER INFORMATION: For further information please contact: Dr Arjunan Subramanian, Tel: +44(0)1413307304, email:

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Posted 4/29/12