Biography of the Author Kaushik Basu

Kaushik Basu

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  1. FILE PHOTO: Libra logo in illustration picture

    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.
  2. Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations in Beijing

    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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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, ...
  5. Man traveling.

    Commentary: In a conflict-ridden world, one man’s thimbleful of optimism for 2019

    Being on the road over the last month has helped economist Kausik Basu gain newfound hope for geopolitics.
  6. People walk on a pedestrian bridge as heavy smog blankets China's capital Beijing

    Commentary: We don't appreciate how lethal air pollution is because we don't have the data

    Not enough attention has been paid to collecting data collection and carrying out a detailed analysis of our air quality, says Kaushik Basu.