Founding Dean of Indian School of Public Policy
Economics, Law & Economics, Policy Praxis Lab
Shubhashis Gangopadhyay is the Founding Dean of the Indian School of Public Policy, Founder and Research Director of 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. In Sweden, he held the prestigious Malmsten Guest Professorship in 2007 and the Bertil Danielsson Guest Professorship in 2008.
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 exit policy. 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 is a former member of the board of IDE-I (International Development Enterprises – India), IRBI (Industrial Reconstruction Bank of India) and CAF, ISB Hyderabad (Center for Analytical Finance, Indian School of Business Hyderabad) besides handling a number of high-profile, policy advisory roles.