Kaushik Basu is chief economic adviser to the government of India. He is also the C Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics at Cornell University. His most recent book is Beyond the Invisible Hand: Groundwork for a New Economics
Interviews with Kaushik Basu
The chief economic adviser to the Indian government, Kaushik Basu, says there’s a Gandhian way of evaluating society that takes account of both growth and inequality, and tells us why his job is an anthropologist’s dream come true. He picks the best books to understand India’s economy.
Interviews where books by Kaushik Basu were recommended
Republic of Beliefs
by Kaushik Basu
The Community of Advantage: A Behavioural Economist's Defence of the Market
by Robert Sugden
Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management
by Caitlin Rosenthal
No Ordinary Woman: The Life of Edith Penrose
by Angela Penrose
Exact Thinking in Demented Times: The Vienna Circle and the Epic Quest for the Foundations of Science
by Karl Sigmund
From a book about applying game theory to public policy to an account of how modern management practices were first developed on slave plantations, it’s been another good year for interesting and accessible economics books. Cambridge professor Diane Coyle talks us through her selection of the best economics books of 2018.