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Shubhashis Gangopadhyay is a PhD in Economics from Cornell University, USA. After completing his PhD in 1983, he joined the Indian Statistical Institute as a lecturer and was promoted to Professor in 1991. In 2002 he took over as Founder-Director of India Development Foundation (IDF), an independent research organization. Shubhashis is the Chief Editor of the Journal of Emerging Market Finance (Sage Publications), and has been an associate editor of the Journal of Financial Stability (Elsevier). He is a member of the Board of the Centre for Analytical Finance (Indian School of Business, Hyderabad). He has also served on the Board of IRBI and been a member of the Bankruptcy Task Force of IPD, Columbia University, the International Advisory Board of the Centre for Law and Economics of Financial Markets (Copenhagen Business School) and the South Asia Chief Economist's Advisory Council of the World Bank. He is the founder-President of the Society for the Promotion of Game Theory and its applications.
In 2008, he was the Advisor to the Union Finance Minister and became the youngest ever Secretary to the Government of India. He has published widely in development economics, trade, finance and industrial organization as well as co-authored and co-edited a number of books.
In 2006, Shubhashis was awarded a doctorate (honoris causa) by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.