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The Resource An economist in the real world : the art of policymaking in India, Kaushik Basu, (electronic book)

An economist in the real world : the art of policymaking in India, Kaushik Basu, (electronic book)

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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
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
An economist's perspective on the nuts and bolts of economic policymaking, based on his experience as the Chief Economic Adviser in India. 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
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Basu, Kaushik
Dewey number
330.954
Index
index present
LC call number
HB126.I43
LC item number
B3727 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Basu, Kaushik
  • Economists
  • Economic development
  • India
  • India
Target audience
specialized
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An economist in the real world : the art of policymaking in India, Kaushik Basu, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
AH30322243
Extent
256 pages
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780262331685
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
Label
An economist in the real world : the art of policymaking in India, Kaushik Basu, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
AH30322243
Extent
256 pages
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
After 5 minutes Preview, click on 2Request Access3, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
Isbn
9780262331685
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote

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