Cornell University

Memorial for Tapan Mitra

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Johnson Art Museum 6th floor

The Department of Economics will be holding a Memorial Service for Professor Tapan Mitra on Saturday, September 21 from 1:30 – 4:30 PM on the 6th floor of the Johnson Art Museum on Cornell's campus.

The agenda for the event is as follows, which aligns with the preferences Tapan left for his memorial service:

Part I - Memorial - 75 minutes
-Traditional memorail for colleagues, family and friends, with brief 3-5 minute statements from those who wish to speak.

Part II - Reception - 45 minutes
-Finger Foods, and opportunity for people to connect and catch up.

Part III - Academic Tribute - 60 minutes
-3 to 4 short presentations from students, colleagues, and co-authors.

Please feel free to come to part or all of the event. If you are planning on coming, we ask that you RSVP to Amy Moesch ( When you RSVP, please let Amy know if you would like to speak in Part I. We will do our best to honor all speaking requests. Tapan was explicit in his will that he did not want long speeches or an overly long memorial, so we are limiting the number of speakers and the time allotted to conform with his wishes. We hope that even if you are unable to speak that you can join us.

Tapan was a very important member of the Cornell Economics Department and of the Economics profession, and his loss has been felt deeply by all of us. We look forward to seeing you in Ithaca to celebrate the impressive life and intellectual accomplishments of Tapan Mitra.

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