Karma Mitra to help the exploited

Shubhashis Gangopadhyay

Shubhashis Gangopadhyay got his PhD in Economics from Cornell University, USA, in 1983 and his Bachelorís degree from Presidency College, Kolkata in 1978. He joined the Indian Statistical Institute as a lecturer in 1983 and was promoted to full professor in 1991. He took over as founder-director of IDF, an independent research organization, in 2002. He was awarded a doctorate (honoris causa) by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, in October 2006. He has published widely in international journals on economics and finance and, has a number of books in economics and finance

Currently, he is the Chief Editor of the Journal of Emerging Market Finance (Sage Publications), and 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); Bankruptcy Task Force of IPD, Columbia University; International Advisory Board of the Centre for Law and Economics of Financial Markets (Copenhagen Business School); and South Asia Chief Economistís Advisory Council of the World Bank. He is also the founder-President of the Society for the Promotion of Game Theory and its Applications.

He has served on the Board of the Industrial Reconstruction Bank of India (IRBI) and as a member of the Reserve Bank of Indiaís (RBI) Advisory Group on Bankruptcy Law. He has been a consultant to the Ministries of Finance, Planning, Industry, Rural Development, etc. He led the team that worked out the leading indicator of economic activity for the first time in India.

He is currently a member of the Advisory Body on Poverty, Work and Employment Community, UN; Expert Group on Equitable Development, Government of India; Advisory Group, CII-ITC Centre for Sustainable Development; Steering Committee on Labour and Employment, Government of India; and Working Group on Opportunities of Globalization, Government of India.

He has worked closely with industry both in India and abroad. He has lectured widely to foreign industry delegations coming to India, attended their world meets as a resource person and has held closed-door, one-on-one discussions with their management teams.

He has a rich experience of advising students at the PhD level and has a number of students both in India and abroad. He has not only placed his students in some of the best universities; many of his Masters students have risen to high position in various banks and financial companies