In this five-part lecture series, the renowned scholar guides us through the field of feminist economics and shows how our understanding of the economy, theory and policy changes with the adoption of a gender perspective.
The economy is not gender neutral, but actually relies on gender imbalances to function and grow.
From the collection: Gender Economics
From the collection Gender Economics
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About Professor Ghosh
Jayati Ghosh taught Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and has been Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA since January 2021. In 2021 the United Nations named her to be on the High-level Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs.
She has authored and/or edited 19 books (including the co-edited “Elgar Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development, 2014, “India and the International Economy” OUP 2015, and “Women Informal Workers in the Global South” forthcoming with Routledge) and nearly 200 scholarly articles. She has received several national and international prizes, including the International Labour Organisation’s Decent Work Research Prize for 2010. She has advised governments in India and other countries, including as Chairperson of the Andhra Pradesh Commission on Farmers’ Welfare in 2004, and Member of the National Knowledge Commission of India (2005-09). She is the Executive Secretary of International Development Economics Associates, an international network of heterodox development economists. She has consulted for international organizations including ILO, UNDP, UNCTAD, UN-DESA, UNRISD and UN Women and is member of several international commissions. She writes regularly for popular media like newspapers, journals, and blogs.