An Economist's Miscellany by Kaushik Basu, Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India

An Economist's Miscellany by Kaushik Basu, Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India

An Economist’s Miscellany by Kaushik Basu.
Asia Society India Centre, EXIM Bank, and Oxford University Press present An Economist's Miscellany, by Kaushik Basu, Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India; in conversation with Rajiv Lall, CEO and Managing Director, Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC).

Join Kaushik Basu, in conversation with Rajiv Lall, for a discussion around his new book, An Economist’s Miscellany. This book brings together an eclectic collection of writings on the world of academe, politics, and policy. Basu sweeps a vast canvas, from recession and the global economic crises, foreign policy, and financial scams, to art and aesthetics. The book includes opinion pieces, personal anecdotes that have shaped his thinking, and stories that reflect wider social and economic issues. To learn more about the book, visit http://www.oup.co.in/ or contact [email protected]

Kaushik Basu is Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. He is currently on leave from Cornell University, where he is Professor of Economics and the C. Marks Professor of International Studies. Until 2009 he was Chairman of the Department of Economics and during 2006-9 he was Director of the Center for Analytic Economics at Cornell. Earlier he was Professor of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics, where in 1992 he founded the Centre for Development Economics in Delhi and was its first Executive Director. He is currently (the fourth) President of the Human Development and Capabilities Association, which was founded by Amartya Sen. Basu is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Exim Bank of India and in 2008 was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the nation's highest civilian honor, by the President of India.
Rajiv Lall is CEO and Managing Director of IDFC. He has over two decades of experience with leading global investment banks, multilateral agencies, and academia. Prior to joining IDFC, he served as a Partner with Warburg Pincus, and Executive Director and Head of Asian Economic Research with Morgan Stanley Asia Limited. He was with the World Bank in Washington from 1988 to 1995, where he focused on policy issues confronting the Chinese economy and advised the Bank on lending strategy and macroeconomic and trade policy issues. Prior to the World Bank, he was with Manila office of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), where he reviewed the financial and lending policies of ADB and conducted due diligence for port and road development projects.

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Event Details

24 May 2011
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Malabar Room, Rooftop Level, Trident Hotel, Nariman Point, Mumbai