Jayati Ghosh


Jayati Ghosh taught Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and from January 2020 will be Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA. 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

Inadequate demand and climate change require a global green new deal

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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YSI 2020 Plenary: New Economic Questions

Young Scholars Initiative Virtual Plenary

YSI Event Plenary YSI | Nov 6–15, 2020

What are the 100 most pertinent economic questions facing our global societ?

COVID-19 and the Developing World

with Dr. Jayati Ghosh | 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT

Event Webinar | May 8, 2020

Developing countries, many of which appear not to have felt the health effects of COVID to the same extent as Europe and the US, are nonetheless facing severe economic effects as the pandemic pushes the global economy into a recession.

YSI Asia Convening 2019

YSI Event Regional Convening YSI | Aug 12–14, 2019

Hundreds of young scholars from all over Asia are coming together in Hanoi to discuss new economic thinking, present their research, and work with over 30 senior scholars. Join us there and become a part of YSI’s global community!

Why We Need Diversity and Pluralism in Economics, Part II

Article | Mar 22, 2019

INET talks to Jayati Ghosh and Marina Della Giusta