Basil Yamey (1919-2020)
Basil Yamey spent almost his entire career at LSE. The native of South Africa joined the Department of Economics in 1947, where he stayed until his retirement in 1984, with the exception of a one year spell at McGill University. He was a prolific academic, an effective administrator, and a kind friend to many. His academic work spans topics from industrial economics, monopoly and competition, and developing countries, to futures trading and the history of accounting. He was editor of the LSE journal Economica, convenor of the Department of Economics and Vice Chair of the Appointments Committee in the School. He had a fondness for Italy and for the arts. Gentle and welcoming, he is remembered warmly by many colleagues, friends and students.
Basil passed away in November 2020. The Economics Community at LSE shares the sadness with his family and many friends. You can read more about Basil here.