OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

An Economist's Miscellany: From the Groves of Academe to the Slopes of Raisina Hill

ISBN : 9780190120894

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著者: 
Kaushik Basu
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2020年02月
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Philosophy has to be deductive, poetry romantic, plays and fiction humorous, and politics intriguing if they are to catch my attention,' writes Kaushik Basu. All these interests are on display in An Economist's Miscellany, which brings together an eclectic collection of writings on the world of academe, politics, policy, travel, and more.

This book offers unique glimpses of the author's engagement with the world: his opinions on contemporary policies and economic issues; his exploration of different parts of the world; and his reflections on people, ideas, and books that have influenced him. An Economist's Miscellany also puts on display his literary forays-translations of two hilarious Bengali short stories and a four-act play on academe, love, and cultural misunderstandings.

This second and much-expanded edition of the book features a new set of essays that reflects the author's dual perspective of the world: one from the groves of academe and one from the policymaker's perch, in New Delhi and in Washington, DC. In the world of policymaking he was not just an observer but an active participant, and many of the new essays dwell on ideas gathered from this hands-on engagement.

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Contents

Prologue

Introduction to the Second Edition

PART ONE: MAKING INTRODUCTIONS

1. Entering North Block

The Last Column, The First Week

Life in the Heart of Indian Government

2. Ambiguity, Equivocation, and Economics

PART TWO: ACADEMIC TRANSGRESSIONS

3. Policy: Foreign and Domestic

China's Power and Corbett's Gun

The ABC of 123

India Globalizing

A Higher Opportunity

The Ethics of Reducing Inequality

4. On the Road

A Traveller's Guide

India's Wild East

Among the Zapotecs

Economics and Zen in Munich

Namaste: Welcome to Israel

Praying in the Foothills of Mount Fuji

The Maharaja Disappoints 55

Taking Off: Airports and Economics

Fragments from an Africa Diary: Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Diepsloot

Samoa Diary

Bhutan: Development Economics in the Himalayas

Postcard from Malaysia: Through the Fog, Gently

A Hinduism more Tolerant

In Good Faith: A Journey, An Education

An Evening in Florence

The Turin Miracle

Does god exist? There Are Several Possible Hypotheses?

5. Persons and Ideas

Amartya Sen: Re-inventing Himself

Prasanta Pattanaik: A Fine Theorist

Engels and the Quest for a Better World

Paul Samuelson and the Foundations of Economics

In Praise of Doubt

Kenneth Arrow: Possibly the Most Important Economist of the Twentieth Century

John Nash: The Shakespeare of Economics

The Anti-Argumentative Indian: Amartya Sen

The Angry Intellectual: Ashok Mitra

The Problem of Choice

Stiglitz's Sticky Prices

Manmohan Singh: A Quiet Courage

6. Culture and Economics

Art and Commerce

Markets and Aesthetics

Norms and Prosperity

Trust and Development

Where India Is Ahead of China

7. Conundrums of Finance and Economics

Burning Cash: A Finance Conundrum

Why Some Financial Products Should be on Prescription

Financial Scams and Ponzis

Acquiring Land for Industry

Bureaucratic Reform in India

Labour Market Reform in India

Whither Social Progress?

Same-Sex Preference and Rights

Evidence-Based Policy Mistakes

The Ease of Doing Business Comes with Trade-Offs

8. Medley 106

Are We Becoming Over-Cautious?

My Worst Lectures

India at 60

Mother at 90

PART THREE: CONTEMPORARY POLICY EXCURSIONS

9. India and the World

In India, Black Money makes for Bad Policy

India and the Visible Hand of the Market

Resisting the Moral Retreat

Anger Isn't Enough

Trump's Gift to China

Facing the Slowdown

In the Name of Education

10. Inequality and Labour Pains

The Insecurity of Inequality

Experts and Inequality

Inequality in the Twenty First Century

The World Economy's Labour Pains

Profit Sharing Now

The Rich Can Fight Inequality, Too

11. The Global Challenge

America's Dangerous Neo-Protectionism

Reviving India's Economy

A Currency Crash Course for Politicians

Why is Democracy Faltering?

A Thimbleful of Optimism

The Case for a Global Constitution

The Language of Conflict

PART FOUR: LITERARY TRANSLATIONS

By Debt If Need Be

The Birth of a New God

PART FIVE: DRAMATURGIC INCURSIONS

Crossings at Benaras Junction

PART SIX: END OF ALLITERATIONS

Duidoku and Ultimate Duidoku

著者について: 

Kaushik Basu is Professor of Economics and Carl Marks Professor of International Studies, Cornell University, USA.

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