West Bengal  /  Published 24.06.22

Village school constitution excites economist

“Sir, please look here, this is our constitution.” The ‘sir’ was former World Bank chief economist Kaushik Basu, who immediately turned to Sayna Naaz, a Class VI student of th...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Purulia

News  /  Published 10.02.22

Economist Abhijit Banerjee on how to remedy learning gaps among school children

The absence of in-person classes for almost two years has left many children lagging in terms of learning and teachers should begin from where the students are stuck instead of only focusing on the sy...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 29.01.22

Dreze points to ITK model to revive education

Development economist Jean Drèze has in the pre-budget consultation on Thursday suggested Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren take a cue from Tamil Nadu’s “ITK scheme” to mi...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

World  /  Published 13.01.22

HK targets Economist over poll article

The Hong Kong government has criticised The Economist magazine over an article about the city’s recent Legislative Council election, saying it is “appalled by the biased reporting” a...
By Reuters in Hong Kong

Business  /  Published 12.01.22

IMF picks next chief economist

The International Monetary Fund said on Monday it has appointed French-born University of California-Berkeley economist Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas as the Fund’s next chief economist, replacing Gi...
By Reuters in Washington


People  /  Published 08.01.22

Kaushik Basu @ 70: To Sir with Respect

Above all this, the attribute which I find most endearing about Kaushik da is that I have hardly met someone as nice as him. Just a wonderful human being. I write this piece on the occasion of his 70t...
By Suman Ghosh

News  /  Published 12.12.21

Economist Kaushik Basu bats for tolerance

Economist Kaushik Basu said India used to be “an open society”, while addressing students of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira during its annual convocation. Basu, Carl Marks professor of ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury

World  /  Published 14.11.21

HK not to renew Economist scribe visa

The Economist said on Saturday that Hong Kong declined to renew the visa of one its journalists, urging the city to maintain foreign media access as concerns grow about media freedoms in the global fi...
By Reuters in Hong Kong

World  /  Published 11.10.21

3 US-based economists win Nobel prize

I was just absolutely stunned then to get a telephone call," he said. And then I was just absolutely thrilled to hear the news ... that I got to share this with Josh Angrist and and David Card,&...
By AP in Stockholm

Business  /  Published 19.09.21

‘Doing Biz rank row shocking’

Terming allegations of manipulation of World Bank’s Doing Business Ranking as ‘shocking’, former chief economist of World Bank Kaushik Basu said on Saturday that pressure was there f...
By PTI in New Delhi


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