Jayati Ghosh

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Name: Jayati Ghosh
Title: Prof./Dr.
Position: Professor/Executive Secretary
Organisation: Jawaharlal Nehru University/International Development Economics Associates


Brief profile:
  • Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  • Secretary of International Development Economics Associates (www.networkideas.org or www.ideaswebsite.org), a South-based global network of heterodox economists and other development practitioners


Jayati Ghosh taught economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi for nearly 35 years, and is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA.  She has authored and/or edited 20 books, including “The making of a catastrophe: Covid-19 and the Indian economy”, Aleph Books forthcoming 2021; “Women workers in the informal economy”, Routledge 2021; and “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; and published around 200 scholarly articles. She has received several prizes, including for the 2015 Adisheshaiah Award for distinguished contributions to the social sciences in India; the International Labour Organisation’s Decent Work Research Prize for 2011; the NordSud Prize for Social Sciences 2010, Italy. 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 (www.networkideas.org), an international network of heterodox development economists. She has consulted for international organisations 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) and the recently created WHO Council on the Economics of Health for All. She writes regularly for popular media like newspapers, journals and blogs.


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