An Economist's Miscellany

An Economist's Miscellany

Kaushik Basu / Jul 15, 2019

An Economist s Miscellany This miscellany of popular writings deals with the world of academe politics and policy especially the world of economics The volume begins with the two closing columns that the author wrote before

  • Title: An Economist's Miscellany
  • Author: Kaushik Basu
  • ISBN: 9780198072508
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This miscellany of popular writings deals with the world of academe, politics, and policy, especially the world of economics The volume begins with the two closing columns that the author wrote before joining the Indian government s Ministry of Finance as an adviser They describe his excitement and trepidation on moving from academics to the world of policy and politicThis miscellany of popular writings deals with the world of academe, politics, and policy, especially the world of economics The volume begins with the two closing columns that the author wrote before joining the Indian government s Ministry of Finance as an adviser They describe his excitement and trepidation on moving from academics to the world of policy and politics The other essays cover a wide range of topics from recession and the global financial crises to foreign policy, art and commerce, and philosophical reflections on finance and economics In addition, there is a piece of travel writing an essay on persons, ideas, and books that have influenced the author and a diary entry on his mother turning 90 Two short stories by Shibram Chakravarty considered classics in mid twentieth century Bengali literature translated by the author for the first time feature in this volume The stories are hilarious and yet have scathing social content, and one of them is explicitly to do with economics The collection also includes Crossings at Benaras Junction a light hearted, facetious play with an academic setting and a lot of contemporary philosophy built into the conversation Finally, the book provides a description of two popular games that were created by the author as a diversion from everyday work Duidoku and Ultimate Duidoku.

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      • Kaushik Basu

        Kaushik Basu born 9 January 1952 is an Indian economist who is currently the Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India and is also the C Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics and, till recently, he was Chairman of the Department of Economics and Director, Center for Analytic Economics at Cornell University.He is Editor of Social Choice and Welfare, Associate Editor of Japanese Economic Review and is on the Board of Editors of the World Bank Economic Review In 2008, the Government of India awarded him the Padma Bhushan, one of the country s highest civil honors.


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    1. An ECONOMIST's PRODIGY !A captivating view of a dismantling world from an eye of a widely traveled economist. Mr Basu has always been known for his profound insights and ability to isolate situations. I like the book 1) for the generous use of moral independence ( both implicitly and explicitly) 2) for staying focus on core subjects and wrapping up with objective solutions 3) for ample satires, metaphors and good humor who else but an economist always gets it right. I personally found myself los [...]


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