Shubhashis Gangopadhyay is currently the Research Director of India Development Foundation, Dean of the Indian School of Public Policy, Chair Professor of Emerging Market Finance in the University of Groningen, Netherlands and Visiting Professor in the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. In 2008, the year of the global financial crisis, he was appointed Advisor to the Finance Minister, Government of India. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, in October 2006. In Sweden, he held the prestigious Malmsten Guest Professorship in 2007 and the Bertil Danielsson Guest Professorship in 2008. He got his PhD in Economics from Cornell University, USA, in 1983; his Bachelor’s degree from Presidency College, Kolkata in 1978; and did his schooling in Calcutta Boys’ School. He joined the Indian Statistical Institute as a lecturer in 1983 and was promoted to full professor in 1991. Between 2003 and 2008, he was the Founder Director of IDF, an independent and self-financed research organization. From 2011 till January 2016 he was the Founding Director (Dean) of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of Shiv Nadar University. He was the Founder-Chief Editor of the Journal of Emerging Market Finance (Sage Publications). He has published widely in international journals, and has a number of books, in economics and finance. His current research areas cover policy, finance, law and economics of patents and, the concurrent monitoring and evaluation of non-market interventions.
He has been a member of the South Asia Chief Economist’s Advisory Council of the World Bank, advisor to the Competition Commission of India, member of the Board of the Centre for Analytical Finance, ISB, the international advisor of the Centre for Law and Economics of Financial Markets (LEFIC) at the Copenhagen Business School and a member of the Bankruptcy Task Force of IPD, Columbia University. Currently, he is on the International Advisory Committee of the School of Business, Economics and Law of the University of Gothenburg. He was an invited keynote speaker at the Centre for Intellectual Property (CIP) Forum in 2011. He is also the Founder-President of the Society for the Promotion of Game Theory and its Applications.
He has led government sponsored studies leading to the steel decontrol in India, dismantling of the administered prices regime and the optimal planning of the use of natural gas for the HBJ gas pipeline. He has worked closely with industry both in India and abroad. He has lectured widely to foreign industry delegations coming to India, attended their world meets as a resource person and has held closed-door, one-on-one discussions with their management teams. Most recently (2018), he was a member on the High Powered Committee on Use of Defence Land.
He has a rich experience of advising students at the PhD level and has a number of students both in India and abroad.