Professor Shubhashis Gangopadhyay

Distinguished Professor

Professor Shubhashis Gangopadhyay is an eminent economist. He is also Founder and Director at India Development Foundation; Visiting Professor at University of Gothenberg, Sweden, and University of Groningen, Netherlands; Vice Chairman and Co-Founder of the Centre for Digital Futures.

Professor Gangopadhyay has been Advisor to Finance Minister in the rank of Secretary, Government of India, and was founding Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Shiv Nadar University. He has been Advisor to the Competition Commission of India, held several high-profile public policy advisory roles and been a consultant on policies to various ministries including Finance, Planning, Industry and Rural Development. Most recently, he was a member of Government of India’s High-Powered Committee on Defence Land, 2017-18.

He has led major research projects, including on patent laws (sponsored by Qualcomm), skilling women (sponsored by Ikea Foundation), small businesses and digital preparedness (sponsored by Facebook). He has also been Member, S.Asia Chief Economist’s Advisory Council, World Bank; CAF Board of Advisors, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad; Bankruptcy Task Force, IPD, Columbia University; International Advisory Board, LEFIC, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

He has previously been Professor, Indian Statistical Institute; Visiting Professor, Rutgers University, USA; Visiting Associate Professor, University of Southern California, USA.

Prof Gangopadhyay 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.