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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Article | Apr 28, 2020

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Article | Aug 13, 2019

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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 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.

Feminist Economics

Video | Sep 15, 2021

The economy is not gender neutral, but actually relies on gender imbalances to function and grow.

The Invisible Woman

Video | Sep 1, 2021

Economics has many flaws, yet few are as broadly oppressive as its illusions about gender.

The Obscene Obstacles to Global Vaccine Distribution

Video | Aug 6, 2021

Lori Wallach, of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, and Jayati Ghosh, economics professor at UMass Amherst, discuss how first world countries are protecting pharma companies’ exorbitant profits, at the expense of vaccinating people living in the Global South and thereby also endangering everyone in the world.