UNU-WIDER Interview with Dr Kaushik Basu

29 November 2012

Carl-Gustav Lindén

In November 2012 UNU-WIDER had the pleasure of hosting a public event with Dr Kaushik Basu, the newly appointed Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Development Economics of the World Bank.

 Dr Basu presented to a full house of development professionals, academics, journalists and students at the seminar titled ‘Global Crisis and the Impact on Emerging Economies’.

Before the lecture the communications team at UNU-WIDER had a chance to sit down for an interview with Dr Basu (see full video here), who has a long personal history of involvement with the research institute ever since he was brought over by one of the founding fathers of the institute and colleague, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen.

The transcript of this interview is featured in WIDERAngle November 2012.