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This project is a result of a collaboration between researchers at LUMS, the Washington University in St. Louis and the Agriculture Department of Punjab.

Agriculture supply chains in Punjab are complex and involve numerous intermediaries from the producer to the final consumer. The understanding of supply chains is crucial to understand productivity challenges and highly volatile prices of the fresh produce. A broad goal of the project is to identify policy interventions that can potentially enhance the welfare of farmers and consumers in an already struggling economy.

The project offers early career researchers the opportunity to work on an RCT and gain field experience. Previous team members have been placed in graduate schools in the US following their training.

The ideal candidate for this job should have the following skills:

  • Prior related work experience of at least 1 year is mandatory.
  • Proficiency in using Stata, R, or Python.
  • Knowledge of GIS preferred but not mandatory.
  • Microsoft Office.
  • Good analytical and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage various tasks effectively and coordinate between project members.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data management of large datasets.
  • Comfortable with communicating with key stakeholders in the public and private sectors.
  • Comfortable travelling for field work.
  • Willingness to take on added responsibility as the project progresses.


  • Master’s degree in economics, Public Policy, or a related discipline or equivalent work experience.

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to complete a short technical test.

Duration: 12 months from June 2024 to June 2025 (can be extended upon mutual agreement)

Position Type: Full-time – contract based.

Reporting to: Dr. Sher Afghan Asad (Lahore University of Management Sciences), Dr. Omar Gondal (Washington University in St. Louis), Dr. Farah Said (Lahore University of Management Sciences)

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