Biography of the Author Kaushik Basu

Kaushik Basu

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  1. US consumers

    Commentary: COVID-19 is our chance to shake up economics

    The economics profession widely overlooked the importance of social and institutional pre-conditions, says former World Bank chief economist ...
  2. FILE PHOTO: People queue for food during the coronavirus outbreak in New Delhi, India

    Commentary: COVID-19 shows there is no place for panic in policymaking

    In some countries, blind panic has led to policies that generate more risks such as economic hardship and food insecurity, said former chief ...
  3. A view shows the Taj Mahal hotel after the government tightened up measures for coronavirus prevent

    Commentary: Some reason for hope amid this COVID-19 hysteria

    Thanks to a global marshaling of scientific resources, our initial confusion is gradually giving way to some understanding of how COVID-19 spreads ...
  4. Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Sanders rallies with supporters in Winston-Salem

    Commentary: Bernie Sanders stands out in sea of US presidential candidates

    The self-described democratic socialist wants to fight inequality head-on, says Kaushik Basu.
  5. FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past an electronic board showing the stock market indices of various coun

    Commentary: Why economists are terrible at predicting the state of the economy

    Ailing economies and crumbling politics prompt big questions about the discipline’s foundations, says former World Bank chief economist Kaushik Basu.
  6. The big online firms Google and Facebook are the first of the major tech platforms to face antitrust

    Commentary: The US govt is getting closer to a plan to tame Big Tech

    US presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are right to call for stronger action to rein in powerful tech companies like ...
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    Commentary: Why policymakers should fear Facebook’s Libra

    Calling for an immediate halt to Facebook’s Libra may not be the right move either, says former Chief Economist of the World Bank, Kaushik Basu.
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    Commentary: China is just biding its time in this trade war

    If US persists with high tariffs for too long, it will end up ceding space in the global economy to China, says Kaushik Basu.
  9. A man holding his wallet.

    Commentary: Want to fight inequality? How about paying higher taxes first?

    Several of the super-rich, in the US and elsewhere, openly support the broad left and its objective of curbing extreme inequalities, says ...
  10. The OECD worries about trade conflicts hurting the world economy

    Commentary: The sorry state of the world economy

    Data released by World Bank paints a sad picture of the global economy’s short-term prospects but bright sparks remain in the developing world, ...