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Friday round up: Q&A with Kaushik Basu, Challenges to Growth, Income Equality and Aid

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India's Telegraph newspaper reports on a Q&A Kaushik Basu had recently with economist/filmmaker Suman Ghosh.

Nobel laureate Michael Spence writes on Project Syndicate about The Real Challenges to Growth.

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim shares his views on LinkedIn on how income inequality ought to be discussed at Davos.

Jeffrey Sachs makes a case for aid on Foreign Policy magazine. Bill Easterly responds with a piece called 'Aid Amnesia.'

The Economist Free Exchange blog cites a paper by Christoph Lakner and Branko Milanovic. The paper finds that per capita income barely changed in Sub-Saharan Africa between 1993 and 2008. Moreover, in a worrying trend, 25% of the world’s poorest 5% lived in sub-Saharan Africa in 1993, but by 2008, this rose to nearly 60%.