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What is it like to move from the cloisters of academia to the high-profile sector of global markets and monetary policy? In his new book, "Policymaker’s Journal: From New Delhi to Washington D.C." (Simon & Schuster India, 2021), economist Kaushik Basu chronicles the years he spent working in the frenetic world of policymaking, first as chief economic advisor to the Indian government and later as the chief economist at the World Bank. In a live, virtual, Chats in the Stacks talk hosted by Mann Library on March 31, 2022, Basu discusses how he documented his day-to-day experiences over seven years of high-level, international economic policy work and share what he learned during that time.Dr. Basu is Cornell’s Carl Marks Professor of International Studies and a professor of economics. A former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank, from 2017 to 2021 he served as president of the International Economic Association and he was chief economic adviser to the Indian government from 2009 to 2012.