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Vineet Kohli (1979–2018)

Exhausting the Limits of the Possible

In his age group, Vineet Kohli was surely one of the finest heterodox economists in India. With deep interests in structuralist and post-Keynesian macroeconomics, he researched the linkages between financial markets and the real economy, the impact of financial liberalisation on credit flows to the disadvantaged, and the mutual causality between income distribution and growth. A popular teacher, staunch Marxist and warm friend, Vineet will be dearly missed.

“Death is a clown with no stage sense. Isn’t that so, Teacherji?”

This quip by a character in M T Vasudevan Nair’s novel, Mist (1997),1 repeatedly visited me on 16 May 2018 as I mourned the untimely demise of my young friend and colleague Vineet Kohli. At the time of his death, Vineet was just 38 years old, and an assistant professor with the School of Development Studies at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai.

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Updated On : 3rd Aug, 2018

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