Biography of the Author Kaushik Basu

Kaushik Basu

Contributor to CNA, Asia's leading English-language news platform.

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  1. COVID-19 vaccination in Argentina

    Commentary: Glaring vaccine gaps across the world are too big to ignore

    Many hoped the pandemic would end proprietary science and patent-based market monopolies. That hope has since faded, says Kaushik Basu.
  2. Vietnam opened its economy to foreign firms in the 1980s and exports now account for 90 percent of

    Commentary: Here's why you should bet on these three economies this decade

    Economist Kaushik Basu explains why he thinks Vietnam, Mexico and South Korea are poised to prosper.
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    Commentary: COVID-19 lockdowns do not deserve their bad rep

    Lockdowns have politicised and weakened where most needed. Yet the road ahead in managing the spread of the coronavirus may call for greater ...
  4. FILE PHOTO: Patrons return to restaurants as coronavirus restrictions lifted to visit restaurants i

    Commentary: Why risk of contracting COVID-19 may be higher in some places

    The epidemiology of the coronavirus aside, human behaviour and public policy can alter the risk of infection, says Kaushik Basu.
  5. Electon 2020 Trump

    Commentary: If Trump wins again, the true values of the Republican Party will be abandoned

    The Republican Party has a deep history with principled leaders but it lost its way with Trump who doesn’t represent it, says this observer.
  6. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

    Commentary: The hope for change in a Biden-Harris US election win

    If the Democratic Party candidates win in November, they will reset America’s role in international politics and fix the damage done by the Trump ...
  7. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo

    Commentary: Common sense lacking in a world of COVID-19

    Rigid rules can be imposed but ultimately, living in a world of COVID-19 for the next few years will require social norms evolve to ensure our ...
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    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 ...
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    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 ...
  10. 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 ...