Amit Basole

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Labour
  • Employment Structural Change
  • Artisanal Economies


Amit Basole is Professor of Economics and Head, Centre for Sustainable Employment. He is the lead author of the State of Working India report. 

Amit has taught at Bucknell University and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst as well as a PhD in Neuroscience from Duke University. Prior to that, he attended the University of Mumbai for a Bachelor’s in Microbiology and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai for a Master’s in Molecular Biology. 

Amit has worked at the University since 2017.




Edited Books

  • Basole, A. & Kapoor, R. (Eds.). (2019). Towards a Just, Dignified Future of Work: Lessons from India. Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), Ahmedabad.
  • Basole, A. (Ed.). (2015). Lokavidya Perspectives: A Philosophy of Political Imagination for the Knowledge Age. Aakar Books, New Delhi.

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Radio Azim Premji University | Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota — The World of Ghalib with Amit Basole