Faculty & Staff

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Amit Basole, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Economics, College of Liberal Arts
  • Telephone: 617.287.3226
  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall-05-077

Areas of Expertise

Development Economics, Political Economy, Class and Gender


PhD, Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
PhD, Neurobiology, Duke University

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

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 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. Basole's recent research focuses on poverty and inequality, artisanal industries, and the informal economy in India.

Basole's CV is here.