An Economist in the Real World : The Art of Policymaking in India


  • Author: Kaushik Basu
  • Binding: Hard Binding
  • ISBN-13: 9780670088751
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2016
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About The Book

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.

About The Author

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.