The role of economists in policy-making Strengthening research culture
Kazi Ali Toufique basing his discourse on the publication of An Economist in the Real World: The Art of Policy Making in India
The name of Kaushik Basu is by now familiar to the academics and the media people in Bangladesh. The Chief Economist of the World Bank, he visited the country in December last year. He is purely an economic theorist, but an eloquent writer too. Besides several popular books, he has written a play recently staged in Delhi ('Crossings at Benaras Junction'), developed a Sudoku type of game (termed by him 'Duidoku') and even developed a long proof of the Pythagoras Theorem.