Shubhashis Gangopadhyay

Dean, the ISPP

Founder Director, India Development Foundation

Shubhashis Gangopadhyay


Shubhashis Gangopadhyay is the Founder and Research Director of the India Development Foundation.

He is also the Professor of Emerging Market Finance, University of Groningen, Netherlands; and Visiting Professor at the Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law, Gothenburg University, Sweden.

Dr. Gangopadhyay began his career with the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) as a Lecturer in 1983 and was promoted to a Professor in 1991. He has been a consultant to various ministries including Finance, Planning, Industry and Rural Development and in 2008 was appointed advisor to the Finance Minister, Government of India.

Dr. Gangopadhyay has also been a member of the South Asia Chief Economist’s Advisory Council of the World Bank, an advisor to the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and on the board of the Centre for Analytical Finance, Indian School of Business (ISB), besides being the Founder-President of the Society for Promotion of Game Theory and its Application; Dr. Gangopadhyay has also served on the board of the Industrial Reconstruction Bank of India (IRBI), as a member on the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Advisory Group on Bankruptcy Law and on the Bankruptcy Task Force of IPD (Initiative for Policy Dialogue), Columbia University.

He has published widely in international journals, and has authored a number of books. Dr. is also the Chief Editor of IDF’s Journal of Infrastructure Development and the Review of Market Integration, as also a member on the editorial boards of Journal of Financial Stability and Review of Development Economics.

Dr. Gangopadhyay graduated in Economics from Presidency College, Kolkata, and earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University, USA in 1983. In 2006, he was awarded a Doctorate (honoris causa) by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

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