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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Subsidizing Chemical Fertilizers is Counterproductive

Article | Jul 13, 2023

By reducing our reliance on chemical fertilizers, policymakers could turn today’s food crisis into a genuine opportunity towards shifting subsidies from agribusiness-led to agroecological-led farming systems

High-level Panel Discussion: Development Prospects in a Fractured World

Article | Dec 15, 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, panelists discuss the immediate prospects for the global economy, the dangers of a lost decade for developing countries and what needs to be done to put the SDGs back on track.

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

Inadequate demand and climate change require a global green new deal

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YSI Conference on Debt Sustainability

YSI Event Conference YSI | Apr 28–30, 2023

Discussions on the key conceptual and policy themes for sovereign debt sustainability with a view to proposing possible policy reforms.

5th Annual UNCTAD-YSI Summer School

Challenges and Opportunities of a New International Economic Order

YSI Event Workshop YSI | Aug 1–6, 2022

The 5th UNCTAD YSI Summer School provides an opportunity to explore the Challenges and Opportunities of a New International Economic Order. The school will bring together UNCTAD experts, academics, diplomats, and young scholars from across the globe for lively and stimulating intellectual debates.

Young Scholars Initiative Early Career Days

Event Conference | Nov 18–20, 2021

publishing • the job market • writing • teaching • mental health • work-life balance

INET Live | Climate Debates

September 21, 2021 1:00pm - 3:00pm ET & September 22, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm ET

Event Conference | Sep 21–22, 2021

Scientists have been sounding the alarm for decades about the severe global impact that rising temperatures will have on the environment, economies, health outcomes, and ultimately humanity’s long-term survival. Yet little has been done.