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By Kaushik Basu - Dec 26,2021
NEW YORK — US President Joe Biden’s recent Summit for Democracy was an important global event, but it slipped by almost unnoticed.
By Kaushik Basu - Nov 29,2021
ITHACA — Until a few months ago, talk of inflation was little more than a murmur: Dry data from the statistical office, reports tucked away in the newspaper and an occasional commentary.
By Kaushik Basu - Oct 31,2021
ITHACA — Both anxiety and hope are increasing in the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. There is anxiety because, barring a handful of the willfully blind, we can all see the damage we are doing to the planet.
By Kaushik Basu - Sep 04,2021
NEW YORK — When the sitar maestro Ravi Shankar and Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen received the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, a journalist is said to have asked them, “Between the two of you, who is the more talented?” Comparing musical and economic talent is
By Kaushik Basu - Aug 30,2021
 NEW YORK — When the sitar maestro Ravi Shankar and Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen received the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, a journalist is said to have asked them, “Between the two of you, who is the more talented?” Comparing musical and economic tal
By Kaushik Basu - Jul 25,2021
NEW YORK — The International Economic Association’s triennial World Congress has long been one of the most important global gatherings of economists, owing to its success in bringing together researchers and policymakers from the poorest to the wealthiest corners of the world.
By Kaushik Basu - Jun 28,2021
ITHACA — The World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report, published twice a year, is the most important source for evaluating the current and future outlook for emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs).
By Kaushik Basu - May 04,2021
ITHACA — As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic outstrips the severity of the first, a clear global bifurcation is emerging.
By Kaushik Basu - Feb 21,2021
ITHACA  —  India’s three new farm laws, enacted in September 2020 with little public or parliamentary debate, have attracted enormous global interest.
By Kaushik Basu - Feb 06,2021
ITHACA  —  With 2021 still young, and hope in the air thanks to new COVID-19 vaccines and a new occupant of the White House, we can finally stop covering our eyes in horror and peer furtively into the future.

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