SFS professor Adhip Chaudhuri dies at 62

Adhip Chaudhuri, an Assistant Professor in the SFS, passed away Monday at the age of 62, Provost Robert Groves wrote in an email to the Georgetown Community. Chaudhuri passed following lung cancer complications.

Chaudhuri began teaching at Georgetown in 1979. He has taught courses such as international trade, multinational corporations, macroeconomics, and more.

“I am told that he was an exceptionally good teacher who always tried to make difficult concepts understandable and relevant to his students’ lives,” Groves said.

Chaudhuri received his Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University with his dissertation, “Envy, Distributive Justice, and Social Choice,” after post-graduate studies at Delhi School of Economics.

According to a close friend of Chaudhuri, “One of his students rated Chaudhuri as ‘the real deal,’ adding, ‘His lectures are clear, relevant, and to the point.…Pay attention, dive into the material, and Chaudhuri will maximize your return on the time you invest in the course.'”

He was also an ardent tennis player and gardener, Groves said. He his survived by his wife, Joanne Kinney Smyth, two children, and a brother and sister.

A memorial service will be held Jan. 18 at noon in Dahlgren Chapel.

Photo: courtesy Georgetown University

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