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|Born||1955 (age 60–61)|
|Institution||Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi, India
|Alma mater||Cambridge University|
|Influences||Terence J. Byres|
|Awards||UNDP Prize for excellence in analysis|
Jayati Ghosh (born 1955) is one of the world's leading development economists.
She is now 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 globalization, international finance, employment patterns in developing countries, macroeconomic policy, and issues related to gender and development.
Ghosh attended Delhi University for her undergraduate and masters degrees and 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.
|Economies by region|
|Economic growth theories|
|Fields and subfields|
She previously held positions at Tufts University and Cambridge, 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.
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.
She was conferred International Labour Organisation's Decent Work Research Prize along with Professor Eve Landau in February 2011.
She put serious allegation on Union Government of India for planning/sabotage Feb 9, 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."
- 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.
- Department of Communication (DCOMM) (16 February 2011). "ILO Decent Work Research Prize awarded to two distinguished scholars" (Press release). International Labour Organization. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
- Faculty profile at Jawaharlal Nehru University
- Profile at National Knowledge Commission
- Column archive at The Asian Age
- Column archive at The Guardian
- Works by or about Jayati Ghosh in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- AP implements Jayati Ghosh suggestions, The Hindu Business Line, 23 September 2006
- Jayati Ghosh awarded ILO prize, The Hindu, 12 February 2011
- Videos on YouTube