Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

Taxation | Housing | Judicial Delays

Shubho Roy has a JSD from the University of Chicago and an LL.B (Hons.) from NUJS Kolkata. He works in law, economics and public choice theory. Shubho’s current research projects focus on international taxation, judicial delays and housing regulation. His thesis attempts to understand incentives at the state level for why cities around the world have slums. More broadly, Shubho is interested in explaining unexpected outcomes in society through the incentives created through the legal system.

Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Shubho was a researcher at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy in New Delhi, India. His work involved legal and policy research in financial regulation, capital control, bankruptcy, and health laws.

Shubho has an LLB from the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences and was a Clerk to a judge of the Supreme Court of India.


Financing Common Goods for Health: A Public Administration Perspective from India with Harleen Kaur, Sanhita Sapatnekar and Ajay Shah. In Health Systems & Reform, October 2019.
Building State Capacity for Regulation with Ajay Shah, B.N. Srikrishna, and Somasekhar Sundararesan. In Devesh Kapur and Madhav Khosla (eds.), Regulation in India: Design, Ca- pacity, Performance. Oxford: Hart Publishing, May 2019.
Fair play in Indian Health Insurance, NIPFP Working Paper, May 2018.
Understanding Judicial Delays in Debt Tribunals, NIPFP Working Paper, May 2017.
Rule of law and fundamental financial reform in India, Presented at the Wharton Financial Regulation Conference, April 2017.
Building an institution of insolvency practitioners in India, IGIDR Working Paper, December 2015.

Consumer protection in the Indian Financial Code Chartered Secretary, May 2013.

An economic policy and legal analysis of The Micro Finance Institutions (Development & Regulation) Bill, 2011, IGIDR.

Working Paper, June 2011 PSU bank privatization is not a panacea for the ills of the banking sector, liveMint, March, 2018 (with Rajeswari Sengupta)

Various articles on the Leap Blog and Indian media.

Seventh Annual International Comparative and Urban Law Conference, Fordham University and Technische Universität Berlin, July 2021.
Third International & Comparative Insolvency Symposium, Arizona State University, November 2020.
Guest Lecturer on outcome measurements in health at the National Academy of Audit and Accounts, April 2019.
Course on public choice theory in education policy at Centre for Civil Society May, 2018.
Course on legislative drafting at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, 2016.
Guest Lecturer on constitutional law at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, May 2014 and May 2015.
Talk on Separation of Powers and Judicial Activism at O.P. Jindal Global University, September 2015.
Advised the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on performance audits of health care facilities, December 2019.
Parliamentary Standing Committee on the National Medical Commission Bill, 2017, Feb 2018.
Advised the Warehousing Development Regulatory Authority on developing a market for transferable warehouse receipts, October 2016.
Expert witness to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the National Medical Commission Bill, 2017, February 2018.
Research on financial regulation and reform for the Department of Economic Affairs 2010 -2014.
Advised and assisted the Bankruptcy Law Reforms Committee, November 2015.
Advised the Department of Pharmaceuticals on promoting innovation in the pharmaceutical industry, 2015.
Member of the research team, Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission, March 2013.
Assisted the Committee to Review the FCCBs and Ordinary (Through Depository Receipt Mechanism) Scheme, 1993, November 2013.

Member of the research team, Working Group on Foreign Investment, July 2010.



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