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Chinmay Tumbe

Chinmay Tumbe

Tanoto Foundation AsiaGlobal Fellow

Associate Professor

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad


About Chinmay Tumbe

Chinmay Tumbe loves to laugh and learn. He is passionate about migration, cities, firms and history, and is currently Associate Professor in the Economics Area at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. An alumnus of the London School of Economics and Political Science, the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore; Ruia College, Mumbai; and Rishi Valley School, Madanapalle; he has been a faculty member at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad. He was a 2013 Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence, and the 2018 Alfred D. Chandler Jr. International Visiting Scholar in Business History at Harvard Business School, Boston.

His first book, 'India Moving: A History of Migration', was published in 2018 and second book 'The Age of Pandemics, 1817-1920: How they shaped India and the World', was published in 2020. He was a member of the Lancet Covid-19 India Taskforce in 2020-22 and the Working Group on Migration of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation in 2016-17. He has published widely in leading journals and newspapers and helped set up the IIMA Archives. 

His research as an AsiaGlobal Fellow will look into ‘Big Business in Asia’ and analyse the patterns of sectoral-distributions and business-state relations that enabled the emergence of those large firms.


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