Amiya Kumar Bagchi (born 1936) is an Indian political economist.
His academic career began when he started teaching in Presidency College, Kolkata. In the 1960s, he taught in the Faculty of Economics in Cambridge (where he was Fellow of Jesus College), but resigned his post in 1969, to resume his academic career in Presidency College, Kolkata.
Bagchi has specialised in the history of Indian banking and finance, and acted as Official Historian of the State Bank of India (SBI) from 1976 to 1998; he played a leading role in ensuring that the unique archives of SBI are preserved for posterity.
2004 The Developmental State in History and in the Twentieth Century, New Delhi: Regency
2002 Capital and Labour Redefined: India and the Third World, Anthem Press
1997 The Evolution of the State Bank of India: The Era of the Presidency Banks 1876–1920, Sage Publications
1989 The Presidency Banks and the Indian Economy 1876–1914, Bombay:. Oxford University Press
1987 Public Intervention and Industrial Restructuring in China, India and Republic of Korea, New Delhi: ILO-ARTEP
1987, reissued 2006 The Evolution of the State Bank of India. The Roots, 1806–1876, Oxford University Press; reissued by Penguin Portfolio
1982 The Political Economy of Underdevelopment, Cambridge University Press
1972 Private Investment in India 1900–1939, Cambridge University Press
Edited and co-edited volumes
2007 Capture and Exclude: Developing Economies and the Poor in Global Finance (with Gary A. Dymski) New Delhi: Tulika
2005 Webs of History: Information, Communication and Technology from Early to Post-Colonial India (with D. Sinha and B. Bagchi), New Delhi: Manohar
2005 Maladies, Preventives, and Curatives: Debates in Public Health in India (with K. Soman), New Delhi: Tulika
2003 Economy and the Quality of Life: Essays in Memory of Ashok Rudra (with M. Chattopadhyay and R. Khasnabis), Kolkata: Dasgupta & Co.
2002 Money and Credit in Indian History since Early Medieval Times, New Delhi: Tulika
1999 Multiculturalism, Liberalism and Democracy (with R. Bhargava and R. Sudarshan), Oxford University Press
1999 Economy and Organization: Indian Institutions under the Neoliberal Regime, Sage Publications
1995 Democracy and Development: Proceedings of the IEA Conference Held in Barcelona, Spain, Palgrave Macmillan
1995 New Technology and the Workers’ Response: Microelectronics, Labour and Society, Sage Publications
1988 Economy, Society and Polity: Essays in the Political Economy of Indian Planning in Honour of Professor Bhabatosh Datta, Oxford University Press
Chapters in books
Bagchi, Amiya Kumar (2009), "The capability approach and the political economy of human development", in Kanbur, Ravi; Basu, Kaushik (eds.), Arguments for a better world: essays in honor of Amartya Sen | Volume II: Society, institutions and development, Oxford New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 31–47, ISBN9780199239979.