India During and After the Global Financial Crisis

March 30, 2011 · 7:00-9:00PM

Columbia University Business School, 301 Uris Hall

  • Kaushik Basu, Chief Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, Government of India
  • Prabhat Patnaik, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Amartya Sen, Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Department of Economics, Harvard University
  • Joseph Stiglitz, Co-Chair, Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University

Click here for information on the first part of the event on March 29, 2011.

Kaushik Basu is Chief Economic Adviser of the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. He is on leave from Cornell University where he is Professor of Economics and the C. Marks Professor of International Studies. Until 2009, he was Chairman of the Department of Economics and, during 2006-2009, he was Director of the Center for Analytic Economics at Cornell.

Prabhat Patnaik is a professor at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning in the School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, where he specializes in macroeconomics and political economy. He also serves as Vice-Chairman of the Kerala State Planning Board.

Amartya Sen is the Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University, and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics. He is also a senior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, distinguished fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2001 for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information, and has been Chairman of US President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank.