The late Amitava Bose (July 28, 1947 - January 13, 2017) was a Professor of Economics at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta till his retirement in July 2012 and had been a full-time Visiting Professor there since. He was also a Director of the institute from 1997 to 2002. Bose had worked mainly in theoretical economics, particularly in the areas of Macroeconomics, Economic Dynamics and Economic Growth.
He received his B.A. degree in Economics (Honours) from Presidency College of the University of Calcutta, in 1967, and M.A degree in Economics with first rank from the Delhi School of Economics in 1969. He completed his Ph.D. programme from University of Rochester, NY, USA in 1974.
Bose had also taught as Visiting Professor in numerous universities (JNU, University of Mumbai, etc.) and other well-known institutions of higher learning including the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, and the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum.
He had been on the Board of Governors of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta, since 2011. He had also served on the Board of Governors/ Governing Council/Court of several academic institutions such as Indian Statistical Institute, Jadavpur University, Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneshwar, Tripura University, etc., and the Board of Directors of National Insurance Company, West Bengal Electronics Industry Development Corporation (WEBEL), etc.
He was a valuable member of our Advisory Committee and will be greatly missed.