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Kaushik Basu

Kaushik Basu

Writing for PS since 2002
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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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    Inflation Will Hurt Both Stocks and Bonds

    Nouriel Roubini

    The longstanding negative correlation between stock and bond prices is an artifact of the low-inflation environment of the past 30 years. If inflation and inflation expectations continue to rise, investors will have to rethink their portfolio strategies to hedge against the risk of massive future losses.

    shows why the hedging strategies of the past three decades may no longer make much sense.
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