B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)
Ph.D. in Economics, The Institute for Social and Economics Change (2010)
Dr. Somashekhar has over 20 years of experience in teaching students of economics and law. Spanning this career he has been an Erasmus Mundus Fellow at the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Hamburg, Germany in 2006, an advisor to the Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of Karnataka (2008)- to help formulate the industrial policy, a two time United States International Visitors Leadership Program participant (2009-10), a Global Visiting Professor at the Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University (Dallas) for five years (2011 -2014) and an Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Chair Professor at Sciences Po (Paris) in 2011. His publications and research reports are in the area of competition law particulalry related the ecommerce and high technology sectors and other areas of regulation.
He is currently, Director of the Centre for Competition and Regulation; an empanelled advisor to the Competition Commission of India and a member of the advisory board for the European Doctorate in Law and Economics.
Research and Other Activities
- Erasmus Mundus Fellow in the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Hamburg, Germany in 2006. In 2008 he was an advisor to the Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of Karnataka, to help formulate the industrial policy.
- Member of the advisory board for the European Doctorate in Law and Economics (EDLE).
- In 2009 he was selected for the US International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) to study US Trade Policy.