Academic Programmes

Master's Programme in Public Policy


Kaushik Basu is Assistant Professor and Assistant Director at Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP) and teaches Master of Public Policy Programme at NLSIU. His subject areas are economics and quantitative techniques for policy analysis. His areas of interest include microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and corporate Finance. He is an expert in handling large scale socio-economic databases of India such as National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) datasets, Census etc.

He completed his PhD from Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore. He was awarded Reserve Bank of India Fellowship for completion of doctoral dissertation. He was also chosen as young researcher for participation in Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting in 2011.

Work Experience

Prior to joining National Law School of India University, he was a Senior Lecturer at Ahmedabad University. He has also worked in the capacity of Research Officer in International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropic, Hyderabad. He has worked as an external consultant to International Labour Organisation (ILO) Arab-Emirates. He has participated in many national and international conferences and workshops.


His areas of research are corporate finance, tourism, biofuel policy, caste and religion based discrimination, measurement of poverty and inequality, municipal solid waste management, faecal sludge management, wastewater management. He has also published articles in many international journals.