Jayati Ghosh

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Jayati Ghosh
Jayati Ghosh at the Macroeconomic Dimensions of Inequality Round table in 2014
Ghosh in 2014
Born1955 (age 63–64)
InstitutionJawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi, India
FieldDevelopment economics
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge

Jawaharlal Nehru University

University of Delhi
InfluencesTerence J. Byres
AwardsUNDP Prize for excellence in analysis

Jayati Ghosh (born 1955) is a development economist and Professor of Economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, in New Delhi, India. Her specialities include globalisation, international finance, employment patterns in developing countries, macroeconomic policy, and issues related to gender and development.


Ghosh attended Delhi University for her undergraduate and got her master's degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University. She joined Cambridge University for her PhD. Her 1984 doctoral thesis at Cambridge University was entitled "Non capitalist land rent: theories and the case of North India" under the supervision of Dr. T Byres.


She previously held positions at Tufts University and Cambridge University, lecturing meanwhile at academic institutions throughout India. She is one of the founders of the Economic Research Foundation in New Delhi, a non-profit trust devoted to progressive economic research. (Selections of her columns from the Macroscan, the Foundation's outlet, will be published as Tracking the Macroeconomy.) She is also Executive Secretary of the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAS), a network of economists critical of the mainstream economic paradigm of neo-liberalism.[citation needed]

She was the principal author of the West Bengal Human Development Report which has received the UNDP Prize for excellence in analysis. In addition to her many scholarly articles, she writes regular columns on economics and current affairs for Frontline magazine, Businessline, the Bengali newspaper Ganashakti, Deccan Chronicle, and Asian Age. Professor Ghosh lives in New Delhi. It is little known, but she is very well educated in Western Classical music and occasionally lectures on the genius of Mozart et al. Jayati Ghosh writes a regular column for the fortnightly national magazine "Frontline" focusing mainly on economic issues related to the common man.[citation needed]

She was conferred International Labour Organisation's Decent Work Research Prize along with Professor Eve Landau in February 2011.[1]

In Spring Term 2011, she served as the first Ragnar Nurkse Visiting Professor in Development Economics at Tallinn University of Technology's Technology Governance graduate program.[citation needed]


She put serious allegation on Union Government of India for planning/sabotage 9 February 2016 event at JNU where Anti National Slogans and Slogans against Capital Punishment of Terrorist Afzal Guru, were raised by students during a Cultural event "A country without post office."

She was talking during a debate on 5 March 2016 at JNU, "It was planned at a higher level. We suspect the three masked men who raised those 'anti-national' slogans were from IB.[2][3][4][5][6]

Personal Life[edit]

She is married to Abhijit Sen, an economist who was a member of the disbanded Planning Commission.

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Ghosh, Jayati; Chandrasekhar, C.P. (2001). Crisis as conquest: learning from East Asia. New Delhi: Orient Longman. ISBN 9788125018988.
  • Ghosh, Jayati; Chandrasekhar, C.P. (2004) [1st. pub. LeftWord Books:2002]. The market that failed: neoliberal economic reforms in India (2nd ed.). New Delhi: LeftWord Books. ISBN 9788187496458. Also reprinted January 2008, January 2009, July 2011.
  • Ghosh, Jayati (2009). Never done and poorly paid: women's work in globalising India. New Delhi: Women Unlimited. ISBN 9788188965441.
  • Ghosh, Jayati (2009). After crisis: adjustment, recovery, and fragility in East Asia. New Delhi: Tulika Books. ISBN 9788189487584.
  • Edited the forthcoming Economics of the New Imperialism.

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