Kaushik Basu

India among the world’s ‘slowest growing’ economies, needs fiscal injection, says former economic adviser Kaushik Basu

India among the world’s ‘slowest growing’ economies, needs fiscal injection, says former economic adviser Kaushik Basu

In the April-June period, India’s GDP shrank by 23.9 per cent, the steepest contraction ever. This was the period the COVID-19-induced lo...Read More

Five reasons that leave many unenthused about the Atma Nirbhar schemes

Five reasons that leave many unenthused about the Atma Nirbhar schemes

First-time negative GDP growth in Independent India is partly due to COVID-19 and partly past policies – ranging from a poorly understood...Read More

India needs large fiscal stimulus, says Basu

India needs large fiscal stimulus, says Basu

Former chief economist of World Bank Kaushik Basu also suggested that the government may need monetisation by the Reserve Bank of India.

Slowing GDP growth cause for concern: Kaushik Basu

Slowing GDP growth cause for concern: Kaushik Basu

Kolkata: Distress in some sectors of the economy has slowed India’s GDP growth, the consequences of which could be “far reaching”, former...Read More

Independence Day 2018: Fair growth but no fairytale

Independence Day 2018: Fair growth but no fairytale

Independence was good for India. We have good data from our economic historians. It shows that from 1900 to 1950, India’s GDP has been gr...Read More

Lack of appropriate data to measure job sector a concern: Kaushik Basu, former chief economist of the World Bank

Lack of appropriate data to measure job sector a concern: Kaushik Basu, former chief economist of the World Bank

Kaushik Basu, former chief economist of the World Bank and former chief economic adviser to the Indian government, said lack of jobs is a...Read More

No harmony among police and people can harm India: Kaushik Basu

No harmony among police and people can harm India: Kaushik Basu

Mumbai: India has been getting a lot of negative publicity around the world for its divisive policies, believes economist and former econ...Read More

Bribery at all levels, in its five shades

Bribery at all levels, in its five shades

The Modi government prides itself on trying to usher in corruption-free governance. Maybe someone should tell its legislators that the be...Read More

An Economist in the Real World

An Economist in the Real World

In this book, Basu describes the art of economic policymaking, viewed through the lens of his two and a half years as CEA.

India likely to grow at 7-7.5%  in 2016, says Kaushik Basu

India likely to grow at 7-7.5% in 2016, says Kaushik Basu

“Roughly it is in a ballpark of the kind of figure. We (World Bank) have given over 7 per cent or somewhere between 7 and 7.5 per cent wh...Read More

World Bank may revise India’s growth projection: Kaushik Basu

World Bank may revise India’s growth projection: Kaushik Basu

Kolkata: World Bank chief economist Kaushik Basu today indicated that the bank may revise its GDP growth projection for India after it go...Read More

Incremental gains, indeed

Incremental gains, indeed

Incremental reform in a democratic country with a deserved reputation for fierce contestation among various groups and individuals over e...Read More

India’s rank in ease of doing biz climbs 12 spots to 130

India’s rank in ease of doing biz climbs 12 spots to 130

World Bank report says India simplified registration norms for new business, streamlined electricity approval process and digitalised lan...Read More

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Gender parity in workforce can boost India’s GDP by 27%: IMF Chief

Ankara :  India’s GDP can expand by a whopping 27 per cent if the number of female workers increases to the same level as that of men, In...Read More

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World Bank pegs India GDP growth at 7.5%

Washington :  India, with a 7.5% projected growth, may officially surpass China as it is for the first time leading major emerging econom...Read More

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