Kaushik Basu
West Bengal  /  Published 24.06.22

High price that hyper-nationalism exacts

The pursuit of hawkish nationalism is detrimental to the growth of a country’s economy, Kaushik Basu, C. Marks Professor of international studies and professor of economics at Cornell University...
By Joyjit Ghosh in Calcutta

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

India  /  Published 25.05.22

'Polarisation' toll on growth: Basu

Even though the fundamentals of the Indian economy are strong, the rise in divisiveness and polarisation is damaging the foundations of the nation’s growth, former World Bank chief economist Kau...
By PTI in New Delhi

People  /  Published 01.02.22

Kaushik Basu shares his vision for India with the Ladies Study Group

A lot was discussed in an informative session featuring Kaushik Basu and hosted by the Ladies Study Group on January 21. The Friday morning session began with two distinguished personalities from the ...
By Hannah Nicole D’souza

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

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

West Bengal  /  Published 11.09.21

Hiding data harmful for nation: Kaushik Basu

Hiding data to please political masters is not only harming the once-stellar reputation of the country but also preventing policy-makers from taking corrective measures, former World Bank chief econom...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 04.08.21

Give no space to hatred, students told

Economist Kaushik Basu spoke about India's tradition of “openness, tolerance and compassion” that Swami Vivekananda and Sri Ramakrishna embodied and stressed the need to say no to hatr...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 18.01.21

Arnab chats deal with economy

Arvind Subramanian did flag grave concerns on the economy. So did Kaushik Basu and several others. The dire remarks fell on deaf ears in the Narendra Modi government. Understandably, because Subraman...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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