Jayati Ghosh

Professor of Economics
, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Profile / Bio: 

Jayati  Ghosh  taught  economics  at  Jawaharlal  Nehru  University,  New  Delhi for  nearly  35  years.  She  is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA.  She has authored and/or  edited  20  books.  Recent  books include“The making of a catastrophe: Covid-19  and  the  Indian economy”, Aleph Books forthcoming 2021; “When governments fail: Covid-19 and the economy”, Tulika Books; “Women workers in the informal economy”, Routledge 2021; co-edited “Elgar Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development, 2014; “Demonetisation Decoded”, Routledge 2017; She has  published  more  than200  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.  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). In 2021 she was appointed to the WHO Council on the Economics of Health for All, chaired by Mariana Mazzucato. She writes regularly for popular media like newspapers, journals and blogs.


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