Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Kaushik Basu Named New World Bank Chief Economist

Still sick - ugh! But cheered up considerably by the news the the World Bank has named Kaushik Basu and their new Chief Economist.  Kaushik, as some readers my remember, was my dissertation committee chair at Cornell, is a co-author of two of my research papers, is a good friend and was and is an incredible mentor to me.  I still consider the opportunity to study under Kaushik the most fortunate thing to happen to me professionally, he is an exceptionally thoughtful, intelligent and creative economist.  But more importantly he is a wonderful human being - caring, curious, funny and compassionate.  Both sets of traits will serve the Bank - and the world - very well.

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