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An economist in the real world : the art of policymaking in India, Kaushik Basu

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An economist in the real world : the art of policymaking in India
Title
An economist in the real world
Title remainder
the art of policymaking in India
Statement of responsibility
Kaushik Basu
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In December 2009, the economist Kaushik Basu left the rarefied world of academic research for the nuts and bolts of policymaking. Appointed by the then Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, to be chief economic adviser (CEA) to the Government of India, 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, Basu describes the art of economic policymaking, viewed through the lens of his two and a half years as CEA. Basu writes from a unique perspective -- neither that of the career bureaucrat nor that of the traditional researcher. Plunged into the deal-making, non-hypothetical world of policymaking, Basu suffers from a kind of culture shock and views himself at first as an anthropologist or scientist, gathering observations of unfamiliar phenomena. He addresses topics that range from the macroeconomic -- fiscal and monetary policies -- to the granular -- designing grain auctions and policies to assure everyone has access to basic food. Basu writes about globalization and India's period of unprecedented growth, and he reports that at a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, President Obama joked to him, 'You should give this guy some tips' -- 'this guy' being Timothy Geithner. Basu describes the mixed success of India's anti-poverty programs and the problems of corruption, and considers the social norms and institutions necessary for economic development. India is, Basu argues, at an economics crossroad. As CEA from 2009 to 2012, he was present at the creation of a potential economic powerhouse"--Provided by publisher
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Basu, Kaushik,
Dewey number
330.954
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Basu, Kaushik
  • Economists
  • Economic development
  • India
  • India
  • India
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An economist in the real world : the art of policymaking in India, Kaushik Basu
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Publication
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Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Arriving in Lutyens's Delhi -- India's Growth Story: Stagnation, Crisis, and Takeoff -- Inflation: The Emperor of Economic Maladies -- Fiscal and Other Macroeconomic Policies for an Emerging Economy -- Globalization and the Challenge of Development -- Food and Poverty -- The Nuts and Bolts of the Economy -- Law and Economics -- The Social and Organizational Foundations of Economic Development -- The Road Ahead
Control code
ocn923808384
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262331678
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)923808384
Label
An economist in the real world : the art of policymaking in India, Kaushik Basu
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Arriving in Lutyens's Delhi -- India's Growth Story: Stagnation, Crisis, and Takeoff -- Inflation: The Emperor of Economic Maladies -- Fiscal and Other Macroeconomic Policies for an Emerging Economy -- Globalization and the Challenge of Development -- Food and Poverty -- The Nuts and Bolts of the Economy -- Law and Economics -- The Social and Organizational Foundations of Economic Development -- The Road Ahead
Control code
ocn923808384
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262331678
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)923808384

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