An Economist's Miscellany by Kaushik Basu, Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India
Join Kaushik Basu, in conversation with Rajiv Lall, for a discussion around his new book, An Economist’s Miscellany. This book brings together an eclectic collection of writings on the world of academe, politics, and policy. Basu sweeps a vast canvas, from recession and the global economic crises, foreign policy, and financial scams, to art and aesthetics. The book includes opinion pieces, personal anecdotes that have shaped his thinking, and stories that reflect wider social and economic issues. To learn more about the book, visit http://www.oup.co.in/ or contact email@example.com.
Kaushik Basu is Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. He is currently on leave from Cornell University, where he is Professor of Economics and the C. Marks Professor of International Studies. Until 2009 he was Chairman of the Department of Economics and during 2006-9 he was Director of the Center for Analytic Economics at Cornell. Earlier he was Professor of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics, where in 1992 he founded the Centre for Development Economics in Delhi and was its first Executive Director. He is currently (the fourth) President of the Human Development and Capabilities Association, which was founded by Amartya Sen. Basu is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Exim Bank of India and in 2008 was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the nation's highest civilian honor, by the President of India.