Jayati 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.

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The Argentina Debt Reduction Proposal

Article | Apr 28, 2020

A Template to Prevent a Global Debt Crisis?

Developing Asia Needs a New Economic Paradigm

Article | Aug 13, 2019

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Science and Subterfuge in Economics

Article | Feb 17, 2019

John Kenneth Galbraith noted in 1973 that establishment economics had become the “invaluable ally of those whose exercise of power depends on an acquiescent public.” If anything, economists’ embrace of that role has grown stronger since then.

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INET at the Trento Economics Festival

The Return of the State: Businesses, Communities, Institutions

Event Conference | Jun 3–6, 2021

Watch INET at the Trento Economics Festival online

Prisoner of Love: Intersectional Political Economy

Video | Jun 2, 2021

Why do patriarchal systems survive? What is missing in how economics relates to the concepts of identity and power?

The NY Times cites INET’s report from the Commission on Global Economic Transformation

News May 3, 2021

“Yet notable critics like Joseph Stiglitz and Jayati Ghosh, an economist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, see woefully insufficient production by Western drug companies as a major roadblock to universal vaccination.” — Walden Bello, New York Times

How Lifting Intellectual Property Restrictions Could Help World Vaccinate 60% of Population by 2022

Video | Apr 29, 2021

As new coronavirus cases surge across India, calls are growing louder for wealthy countries to loosen intellectual property restrictions