Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank
  Professor of Economics and C Marks Professor, Cornell University
Recent Monographs


Collected Theoretical Papers in Economics, Volume 1.
Development, Markets and Institutions, Oxford University Press, 2005
Collected Theoretical Papers in Economics, Volume 2.
Rationality, Games and Strategic Behavior, Oxford University Press, 2005
Collected Theoretical Papers in Economics, Volume 3.
Welfare Law and Globilization, Oxford University Press, 2007
On the Existence of Paretian Social Welfare Relations for Infinite Utility Streams with Extended Anonymity (with T. Mitra).
in John Roemer and Kotaro Suzumura (eds.), Intergenerational Equity and Sustainability, Palgrave, 2007
Retreat of Democracy
Anthem Press, London, 2010

On Volume 1 of Kaushik Basu's Collected Theoretical Papers in Economics

"It is wonderful to see Kaushik Basu's papers being put together in these volumes. His works have greatly enriched economics and the social sciences, and it is extremely useful to have these essays collected together in this way. This is quite an event for the discipline."

-Amartya Sen, Harvard University

"Kaushik Basu is a world-class economist. He also writes gloriously. This unusual combination of talents and achievements makes his essays both a pleasure to read and a source of much instruction."

-Roger Myerson, University of Chicago

"Basu's papers achieve the ideal of all economics. He not only shows how humans behave, but he also shows how such knowledge can be used to create a more humane world. Could there be more to accomplish?"

-George Akerlof, University of California, Berkeley

On Volume 2 of Kaushik Basu's Collected Theoretical Papers in Economics

"Kaushik Basu displays a rare combination of concern for social justice and a deep understanding of the fundamental issues in economic modeling. The spirit of this collection will provide inspiration for any young economist."

-Ariel Rubinstein, Tel Aviv University and New York University

"Kaushik Basu takes the best analytical tools of microeconomics and uses them to probe the fundamental economic problems that determine wealth and poverty of nations throughout the world. The breadth and depth of his vision is extraordinary."

-Roger Myerson, University of Chicago

On Volume 3 of Kaushik Basu's Collected Theoretical Papers in Economics

"This is a great collection of excellent contributions by Kaushik Basu on some of the most difficult issues of analytical and applied economics. Since these difficult questions are also central to the making of practical policy, the importance of these contributions goes far beyond their intellectual interest. Kaushik's unusual skill in bringing original ideas into discussion even as he sorts out - and disciplines - already existing ways of thinking is brilliantly used here."

-Amartya Sen, Harvard University

"Kaushik Basu's breadth of interests, ranging from the philosophical foundations of economics to issues of immediate policy relevance, and the depth of his scholarship, never cease to amaze me. Read this book and you will understand why."

-Avinash Dixit, Princeton University