Kaushik Basu

About the Author

Kaushik Basu is an Indian economist and academic who is Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank. He is on leave from Cornell University where he is the C. Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics.


Old debate on how to end poverty revives

World Bank research predicts that if all countries grow at the same rates that they did over the past 20 years, with no change in income distribution, world poverty will fall to 7.7 per cent by 2030, from 17.7 per cent in 2010. If they grow faster, at the average rates recorded in the 2000's, the po...