Ghosh, Jayati

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 Amherst, USA. She has authored and/or edited 20 books and more than 200 scholarly articles. She has received several prizes, including the International Labour Organisation’s Decent Work Research Prize for 2011; the 2023 Galbraith award of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, “in recognition of breakthrough discoveries in economics and outstanding contributions to humanity through leadership, research and service” and the International Economics Association Fellow Award for 2023. She has advised governments in India and other countries and consulted for various international organizations. For two decades from 2002 to 2021, she was the Executive Secretary of International Development Economics Associates ( She is a member of several international boards and commissions, including the UN High-Level Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs, the WHO Council on the Economics of Health for All, and the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism. She also writes regularly for popular media, including newspapers, journals and blogs. 

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