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Kaushik Basu

Kaushik Basu

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Kaushik Basu, a former chief economist of the World Bank and chief economic adviser to the Government of India, is Professor of Economics at Cornell University and a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

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    The Good and Bad in Germany's Election

    Jan-Werner Mueller

    While the composition of Germany’s next government remains unknown, there are already some lessons that can be drawn from the outcome of the federal election. The most important is that mainstream parties can succeed without pandering to populists and attempting to co-opt far-right movements.

    argues that German voters chose policy over populism, but that the far right will be encouraged by the result.
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