Faculty & Staff
Areas of Expertise
Development Economics, Political Economy, Class and Gender
PhD, Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
PhD, Neurobiology, Duke University
Professional Publications & Contributions
- Basole A (forthcoming) Whose Knowledge Counts? Reinterpreting Gandhi for the Information Age. International Journal of Gandhi Studies, Volume 2, Summer 2013.
- Basole A (forthcoming) Gandhian Economics in a Knowledge Society, in Tara Sethia and Anjana Narayan eds. Rediscovering Gandhian Wisdom, Building a Peaceful Future. Penguin India, 2013.
- Basole A and Basu D (2011) Relations of Production and Modes of Surplus Extraction in India: Part
One- Agriculture Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 46, No. 14, pp. 41-58
- Basole A and Basu D (2011) Relations of Production and Modes of Surplus Extraction in India: Part Two- Informal Industry Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 46, No. 15, pp. 63-79
- Basole A (2010). The Technology Question in Lohia. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol 45, No.44, pp.
- Basole A and Bhattacharya R (2009) The Phantom of Liberty: Mo(der)nism and Postcolonial Imaginations in India, in Rajani Kanth ed., The Challenge of Eurocentrism: Global Perspectives, Policy, and Prospects. NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Basole A (2009) Eurocentrism, the University and Multiplicity of Knowledge Production Sites, in Edu-Factory Collective ed., Toward a Global Autonomous University: Cognitive Labor, The Production of Knowledge and Exodus from the Education Factory. NY: Autonomedia.
- Basole A, Kreft-Kerekes V, White LE and Fitzpatrick D (2006) Cortical Cartography Revisited: A Frequency Perspective on the Functional Architecture of Visual Cortex. Progress in Brain Research, 154:121-
- Basole A, White LE and Fitzpatrick D (2003) Mapping multiple features in the population response of visual cortex. Nature, 423:986-990.
- Sanyal S, Basole A and Krishnan KS (1999) Phenotypic interaction between temperature sensitive paralytic mutants comatose and paralytic suggests a role for N- ethylmaleimide sensitive fusion factor in synaptic vesicle cycling in Drosophila. Journal of Neuroscience, 19:RC47 (1-5).
Amit Basole joined the Economics Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston in Fall 2012. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a PhD in Neurobiology from Duke University. He teaches Development Economics and Political Economy. His research areas are political economy of class and gender in developing societies, the economics of indigenous and traditional knowledge and Gandhi's economic thought. His PhD dissertation work, funded by a fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) and a grant from the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), examined two comparatively understudied aspects of India’s informal economy: production and transfer of knowledge among informal firms, and gender disparities among self-employed and piece-rate workers. The fieldwork for this research was carried out among artisanal weavers in the city of Banaras in North India. Amit's recent research (with Deepankar Basu) focuses on the calorie consumption puzzle in India.
Amit's CV is here.