(born 9 January 1952) is an Indian economist
who is currently the Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India
and is also the C. Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics and, till recently, he was Chairman of the Department of Economics and Director, Center for Analytic Economics at Cornell University
Kaushik Basu was born in Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta
and schooled at St. Xavier's Collegiate School
, Kolkata. In 1969 he moved to Delhi to do his undergraduate studies in Economics with Mathematics subsidiary from St. Stephen's College
and then he went on to the London School of Economics
, from where he got his M.Sc in Economics in 1974. He was at the London School of Economics for the Ph.D 1974-1976. He did his PhD under the chairmanship of Amartya Sen.
Over the years Basu has held visiting positions at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), CORE (Louvain-la-Neuve) and the London School of Economics
(where he was Distinguished Visitor in 1993); he has been Visiting Professor at MIT, Harvard and Princeton; and Visiting Scientist at the Indian Statistical Institute
. A Fellow of the Econometric Society
and recipient of the Mahalanobis Memorial Medal, Basu has published scientific papers in......