Jayati Ghosh

Jayati Ghosh
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Ghosh in 2012
Born (1955-09-16) September 16, 1955 (age 64)
InstitutionJawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi, India
FieldDevelopment economics
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge

Jawaharlal Nehru University

University of Delhi
InfluencesTerence J. Byres

Jayati Ghosh (born 16 September 1955) is an Indian development economist. She is the Chairperson of the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and her core areas of study include international economics, employment patterns in developing countries, macroeconomic policy, and issues related to gender and development.

Early life

Jayati Ghosh was born on 16 September 1955.[1] Ghosh attended Delhi University for her undergraduate and got her master's degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University. She joined Cambridge University for her PhD.[2] 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.


Ghosh 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, 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.[3]

Ghosh was the principal author of the West Bengal Human Development Report which has received the United Nations Development Programme Prize for excellence in analysis. In addition to her many scholarly articles, she writes regular columns on economics and current affairs for Frontline magazine, Business Line, the Bengali newspaper Ganashakti, Deccan Chronicle, and Asian Age.[4][5] She also Jayati Ghosh writes a regular column for the fortnightly national magazine Frontline, focusing mainly on economic issues.[3]

Ghosh was conferred International Labour Organisation's Decent Work Research Prize along with Professor Eve Landau in February 2011.[4][6] 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.[2]


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 allegedly 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.[7][8][9][10][11]

Personal life

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

Selected bibliography

  • 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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