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Jayati Ghosh

Associate Fellow


Jayati Ghosh is a development economist and Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She taught economics for more than three decades at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her research focuses on globalization, international finance, employment patterns in developing countries, and gender and development. She is one of the founders of the Economic Research Foundation in New Dehli, a charitable trust devoted to progressive economic research; Executive Secretary of the International Development Economics Associates, a network of economists critical of the mainstream economic paradigm of neoliberalism; and a member of the United Nations High-level Advisory Board (HLAB) on Economic and Social Affairs. She has consulted for a variety of intergovernmental organizations, including the ILO, UNDP, and UNCTAD. Her published works include the co-edited Elgar Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development; Demonetisation Decoded, India and the International Economy; Never Done and Poorly Paid: Women’s Work in Globalising India, and The Market that Failed: A Decade of Neoliberal Economic Reforms in India.

Selected Tellus Publications

Development for Whom? (interview)