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Basu, Kaushik

Works: 280 works in 887 publications in 4 languages and 10,747 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  History  Handbooks and manuals  Bibliography  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Other, Redactor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: HD82, 330.1
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Publications about Kaushik Basu
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Most widely held works by Kaushik Basu
Beyond the invisible hand : groundwork for a new economics by Kaushik Basu( Book )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 526 libraries worldwide
Using analytic tools from mainstream economics, the book challenges some of the precepts and propositions of mainstream economics. It maintains that, by ignoring the role of culture and custom, traditional economics promotes the view that the current system is the only viable one, thereby serving the interests of those who do well by this system. Beyond the Invisible Hand challenges readers to fundamentally rethink the assumptions underlying modern economic thought and proves that a more equitable society is both possible and sustainable, and hence worth striving for
Problems of cooperation for development by Gerald M Meier( Book )
25 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 500 libraries worldwide
The international debt problem, credit rationing, and loan pushing : theory and experience by Kaushik Basu( Book )
16 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 445 libraries worldwide
This paper models a developing nation that faces a foreign exchange shortage and hence its demand for foreign goods is limited both by its income and its foreign exchange balance. Availability of international credit relaxes the second constraint. It is shown that in this setting the availability of international credit at concessionary rates can leave the borrowing nation worse off than if it had to borrow money at higher market rates. This 'paradox of benevolence' is then used to motivate a discussion of policies pertaining to international lending and the Southern government's method of rationing out foreign exchange to the importers. Keywords: International credit, foreign exchange, foreign aid. JEL Classification: F30, L10, D60
Prelude to political economy : a study of the social and political foundations of economics by Kaushik Basu( Book )
26 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 411 libraries worldwide
This volume aims to understand why some economies succeed and some fail, and why some communities prosper while others stagnate, so economics must be seen as embedded in politics and society. It is a study of this embeddedness
Choice, welfare, and development : a festschrift in honour of Amartya K. Sen by Kaushik Basu( Book )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
The opening essay formalises the concept of 'capabilities' developed by Sen, and is a particularly apt contribution, since it illustrates the possibility of blending developmental concerns with welfare economics. Other subjects tackled include the analysis of a general equilibrium model which relates to the problems of entitlements discussed by Sen in the context of famines; the rationality of choice behaviour; the problem of redistribution; individual decision-making and the symbolic value of actions; an original theorem on dictatorship; issues relating to local community-level co-operation in water allocation and management; a study of primary education in two villages in India and China; the relation between total household resources and intra-household inequality; the vulnerability of households to aggregate shocks; and the issue of mass unemployment
The Oxford companion to economics in India by Kaushik Basu( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 346 libraries worldwide
Contributed articles
Revealed preference of government by Kaushik Basu( Book )
14 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
India's emerging economy : performance and prospects in the 1990s and beyond by Kaushik Basu( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 libraries worldwide
International labor standards : history, theory, and policy options by Kaushik Basu( Book )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
This book addresses the controversial call for international labor standards, seeking to productively further this debate by considering the economic implications and history of these standards. A result of an initiative by Professor Kaushik Basu in his capacity as member of the Expert Group of Development Issues (EGDI) sponsored by the Swedish Foreign Ministry, the contributions are based on discussions at a seminar held in Stockholm in August 2001. They focus on four central questions:How did the labor standards movement evolve in the past, and what can we learn from its history? What do contemporary economic theories tell us about the possible impact of international labor standards? What solid empirical evidence do economists have about the incidence, causes and effects of child labor? What kind of global institutions do we have or need in order to enforce any agreement on labor standards, and what role should the ILO and WTO play? Compiling the best research in the field, this book provides a solid basis for policy decisions, while also serving as a challenging text for students in trade, development, and labor economics
Arguments for a better world : essays in honor of Amartya Sen by S. M. Ravi Kanbur( Book )
53 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Sanjay G. Reddy, Kevin Roberts, Ingrid Robeyns, Maurice Salles, Emma Samman, Cristina Santos, Thomas. M. Scanlon, Arjun Sengupta, Tae Kun Seo, Anthony Shorrocks, Ronald Smith, Rehman Sobhan, Robert M. Solow, Nicholas Stern, Frances Stewart, Joseph E. Stiglitz, S.Subramanian, Kotaro Suzumura, Alain Trannoy, Ashutosh Varshney, Sujata Visaria, Guanghua Wan, Jorgen W. Weibull, John A. Weymark, and Yongsheng Xu
Lectures in industrial organization theory by Kaushik Basu( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Development policy and economic theory by Kaushik Basu( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
Seminar papers; in the Indian context
Capital, investment, and development : essays in memory of Sukhamoy Chakravarty by Kaushik Basu( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Markets and governments ( Book )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
This volume contributes to the growing debate on governments versus markets, including contributions by eminent economists such as Akerlof, Sen, Bardhan, Mookherjee, and Pattanaik
Collected papers in theoretical economics by Kaushik Basu( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Readings in political economy ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
Agrarian structure and economic underdevelopment by Kaushik Basu( Book )
16 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
Kaushik Basu (Cornell University) explores the relation between agrarian institutions and economic development
Agrarian questions by Kaushik Basu( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
Contributed articles
An economist in the real world : the art of policymaking in India by Kaushik Basu( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
La jaquette indique: "This is a beautifully written and engaging book describing Basu's years as chief economic adviser to the Government of India. An Economist in the Real World reveals a brilliant and lively mind combined with a compassionate humanity. But more than that, it conveys an understanding of the rich complexities of India, the challenges and the hopes of this great subcontinent with more than a billion people. A must-read for anyone interested in either development or India-or who simply wants to learn about the adventures of an academic entering the terrain of high-stakes politics."- Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate in Economics, 2001"An Economist in the Real World is a book of tales regarding what economic policy looks like from the inside out. It is also a book of interpretation, in which Basu's reflections explain in a deep way why economic policy so frequently goes wrong. Like all great books, and especially those that are a lot of fun, it is to be read, and appreciated, by many different audiences and at many different levels."-George Akerlof, Nobel Laureate in Economics, 2001"Kaushik Basu offers a unique perspective on India's economic development that is both analytically rigorous and deeply personal. He speaks with authority as a noted economic theorist who has been chief economic adviser for the Government of India and chief economist for the World Bank. If you want to understand the great problems and successes of economic development in our time, this book is a good place to start."-Roger Myerson, Nobel Laureate in Economics, 2007 "When a top-notch theorist is given a leading policy post, we anticipate getting interesting musings on the application of economics to politics. But when that post concerns as complicated and chaotic an economy as India's, the reflections turn out to be utterly fascinating." -Eric S. Maskin, Nobel Laureate in Economics, 2007 "One of the important lessons of this wonderfully interesting book is that sophisticated economic reasoning can be very fruitfully used to tackle extremely complex practical problems. Since that powerful lesson comes here accompanied by wit and humor-typical of Basu's writings-the reader is at once entertained and amused as well as illuminated. It is hard to ask for more."-Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate in Economics, 1998 "From my corporate perch, I approach tomes on economics with some trepidation. However, An Economist in the Real World turns out to be a treat. Filled with careful deductive reasoning and free of jargon, it is an important book that urges government, corporations, and civil society to come together to tackle India's problems and realize India's full potential."-Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group
The retreat of democracy and other itinerant essays on globalization, economics, and India by Kaushik Basu( Book )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Collection of author's excerpts from different journals focussing on economic and polical globalization with special reference to India
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Basu, K.
Basu, K. 1952-
Basu, Kaushik, 1952-
Kaushik Basu
Kaushik Basu 1952-
Kaushik Basu economista indiano
Kaushik Basu Indiaas econoom
Kaushik Basu indisk ekonom
Kaushik Basu indisk økonom
كاوشيك باسو
கௌசிக் பாசு
കൗശിക് ബസു
English (325)
Italian (4)
Spanish (1)
Japanese (1)
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