Our Facilitator

Shubhashis Gangopadhyay

Dr. Shubhashis Gangopadhyay Dean, UPES School Of Liberal Studies

Dr. Shubhashis Gangopadhyay, Dean, UPES School of Liberal Studies, is an eminent economist. He is also Founder and Director at India Development Foundation. 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 an 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, South 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. He is currently a visiting professor at University of Gothenburg Sweden and University of Groningen Netherlands.

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.

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