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An Economist in the Real World

An Economist in the Real World

The Art of Policymaking in India

Kaushik Basu
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Appointed as the chief economic adviser (CEA) to the Government of India in 2009, Basu-a theorist, with special interest in development economics, and a professor of economics at Cornell University-discovered the complexity of applying economic models to the real world. Effective policymaking, Basu learned, integrates technical knowledge with political awareness. In this book, he describes the art of economic policymaking, viewed through the lens of his two and a half years as CEA.

Imprint: India Viking

Published: Feb/2016

ISBN: 9780143428893

Length : 256 Pages

MRP : ₹599.00

An Economist in the Real World

The Art of Policymaking in India

Kaushik Basu

Appointed as the chief economic adviser (CEA) to the Government of India in 2009, Basu-a theorist, with special interest in development economics, and a professor of economics at Cornell University-discovered the complexity of applying economic models to the real world. Effective policymaking, Basu learned, integrates technical knowledge with political awareness. In this book, he describes the art of economic policymaking, viewed through the lens of his two and a half years as CEA.

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Kaushik Basu

Kaushik Basu is senior vice president and chief economist at the World Bank and professor of economics and C. Marks Professor of International Studies at Cornell University. He is the author of Beyond the Invisible Hand: Groundwork for a New Economics.

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