Shubhashis Gangopadhyay is the Dean of the Indian School of Public Policy, Founder and Research Director of the IDF. He graduated in Economics from Presidency College, Kolkata, and received 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.
Besides being an Advisor to the Finance Minister, Government of India, Dr. Gangopadhyay has been a Consultant on policies to various ministries including Finance, Planning, Industry and Rural Development. He has led important government research projects like the leading indicator of economic activity, the impact of steel de-control on SAIL, the optimum use of Hajira-Bijapur-Jagdishpur gas pipeline and on the exit policy. He is currently on the board of IDE-I (International Development Enterprises – India), besides handling a number of high-profile, policy advisory roles.