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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.
By Kaushik Basu - Jan 03,2021
ITHACA — The first step in establishing an authoritarian culture in a country is to train its citizens to misread statistics. This is actually not hard to do; the rest is smooth sailing.
By Kaushik Basu - Dec 31,2020
ITHACA – The first step in establishing an authoritarian culture in a country is to train its citizens to misread statistics. This is actually not hard to do; the rest is smooth sailing.
By Kaushik Basu - Dec 06,2020
ITHACA — Our recent experience with COVID-19 and the word “lockdown” once again illustrates the power of language to influence our lives and well-being.
By Kaushik Basu - Oct 28,2020
ITHACA — Within the space of the next month, as the autumn leaves here in the northeastern United States are swept away by the winds of approaching winter, the country will make a choice as consequential as any we have seen in recent history.

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