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By Kaushik Basu - Jun 01,2022
THACA  —  Food shortages are beginning to cast a shadow over the world. One long-term factor is the warming of our planet, which has slowly destroyed agricultural land.
By Kaushik Basu - Apr 30,2022
ITHACA  —  Inflation has suddenly become a major problem in virtually all countries.
By Kaushik Basu - Mar 30,2022
NEW YORK  —  The use of economic weapons during war has a long history. But the rise of globalisation and cross-border supply chains has given these nonviolent munitions unprecedented power.
By Kaushik Basu - Feb 01,2022
NEW YORK  —  This year began amid widespread despondency about the resurgent COVID-19 pandemic and the struggling global economy, as well as premonitions of heightened political conflict in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and even the United States.
By Kaushik Basu - Dec 26,2021
NEW YORK — US President Joe Biden’s recent Summit for Democracy was an important global event, but it slipped by almost unnoticed.
By Kaushik Basu - Nov 29,2021
ITHACA — Until a few months ago, talk of inflation was little more than a murmur: Dry data from the statistical office, reports tucked away in the newspaper and an occasional commentary.
By Kaushik Basu - Oct 31,2021
ITHACA — Both anxiety and hope are increasing in the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. There is anxiety because, barring a handful of the willfully blind, we can all see the damage we are doing to the planet.
By Kaushik Basu - Sep 04,2021
NEW YORK — When the sitar maestro Ravi Shankar and Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen received the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, a journalist is said to have asked them, “Between the two of you, who is the more talented?” Comparing musical and economic talent is
By Kaushik Basu - Aug 30,2021
 NEW YORK — When the sitar maestro Ravi Shankar and Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen received the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, a journalist is said to have asked them, “Between the two of you, who is the more talented?” Comparing musical and economic tal
By Kaushik Basu - Jul 25,2021
NEW YORK — The International Economic Association’s triennial World Congress has long been one of the most important global gatherings of economists, owing to its success in bringing together researchers and policymakers from the poorest to the wealthiest corners of the world.

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