Jayati Ghosh

World Renowned Economist

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World Renowned Economist

Jayati Ghosh is a distinguished and extraordinarily prolific economist and professor whose many interests include globalisation, international finance, employment patterns in developing countries, macroeconomic policy and issues related to gender and development. Jayati Ghosh taught economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi for nearly 35 years, and since January 2021 she has been Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA. She has authored and/or edited 20 books and more than 200 scholarly articles.


Recent books include The making of a catastrophe: Covid-19 and the Indian economy, Aleph Books forthcoming 2022; When governments fail: Covid-19 and the economy, Tulika Books and Columbia University Press 2021 (co-edited); Women workers in the informal economy, Routledge 2021 (edited); Never Done and Poorly Paid: Women’s Work in Globalising India, Women Unlimited, New Delhi 2009; co-edited Elgar Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development, 2014; co-edited After Crisis, Tulika 2009; co-authored Demonetisation Decoded, Routledge 2017.


She has received several prizes, including the 2015 Adisheshaiah Award for distinguished contributions to the social sciences in India; the International Labour Organisation’s Decent Work Research Prize for 2011; and the NordSud Prize for Social Sciences 2010, Italy.

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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 was the Executive Secretary of International Development Economics Associates, an international network of heterodox development economists, from 2002 to 2021.


She has consulted for international organizations including ILO, UNDP, UNCTAD, UN-DESA, UNRISD and UN Women and is member of several international boards and commissions, including the UN High-Level Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs, the Commission on Global Economic Transformation of INET, the International Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT).


In 2021 she was appointed to the WHO Council on the Economics of Health for All, chaired by Mariana Mazzucato. In March 2022, she was appointed to the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism, mandated to provide a vision for international cooperation to deal with current and future challenges.

She also writes regularly for popular media, including newspapers, journals and blogs.

Jayati Ghosh Speaking Topics

How Global Inequality Continues to Prevent Climate Alleviation

Current methods of assigning climate responsibility build on existing global inequalities between rich and poor nations, and the global trade and financial architecture actively impedes climate mitigation and adaptation efforts by developing countries. This talk will consider how this plays out currently and what can be done about it.

The Anti-National Economic Policies of India

The Complexities of Success: Globalization, Inequality and Economic Insecurity in China and India

The Crisis of European Capitalism: Brexit, Migrants and Economic Austerity

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Making of a Catastrophe
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