DECRG Kuala Lumpur Seminar Series: Shared Prosperity
March 28, 2016DECRG Kuala Lumpur Seminar Series

Malaysia and the World Bank Group celebrate 58 years of partnership with the formal opening of the World Bank Group’s Office in Malaysia. The office will serve as a global knowledge and research hub. The ceremony features a lecture on shared prosperity by the World Bank Chief Economist Kaushik Basu.

  • Kaushik Basu

    Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank
    Kaushik Basu is Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank. Prior to this, he served as Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India and is currently on leave from Cornell University where he is Professor of Economics and the C. Marks Professor of International Studies. Basu is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and has received India’s Padma Bhushan award, the inaugural Professor A.L. Nagar Fellow award, as well as the National Mahalanobis Memorial award. Basu’s contributions span development and welfare economics, industrial organization, and game theory. In addition to Cornell, he has taught at the Delhi School of Economics, Harvard, Princeton and MIT. He has published widely, including more than 160 papers in journals and scholarly volumes, and has contributed articles to many widely read magazines and newspapers. Basu holds a PhD in economics from the London School of Economics. He is the second World Bank Chief Economist from a developing country and the first from India.
  • The DECRG Kuala Lumpur Seminar Series is hosted by the World Bank's Development Research Group (DECRG) based in the World Bank Malaysia office. The series invites leading researchers in development economics and public policy to present their recent work in an academic-style seminar format.
  • WHEN: Monday, 28 March 2016; 3:00–4:00PM
  • WHERE: Sasana Kijang, No. 2, Jalan Dato’ Onn, Kuala Lumpur, 50480
  • FOR ENQUIRIES: Please contact Ms. Stella Ambrose (