Professor of Economics and Carl Marks Professor, Cornell University
Kaushik Basu is Professor of Economics and Carl Marks Professor at Cornell University; and former chief economist of the World Bank and chief economic adviser to the Indian Government. Basu’s research interest spans development economics, welfare economics, game theory and industrial organization. As a policymaker, he was engaged in macro fiscal policymaking, multilateral policy coordination and development policy work in several continents.
Recent work by Kaushik Basu
The Covid pandemic is an opportunity to look for radical answers to big questions that would not be possible in normal times
The power of law comes through its ability to help people build up expectations about one another’s behaviour
Kaushik Basu discusses global development issues, including the World Bank’s changing mission and its engagement with the world
Kaushik Basu discusses India-specific issues including the use of economic knowledge in policymaking and the role of values in public service delivery