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Dr. Jayati Ghosh

Dr. Jayati Ghosh is Professor of Economics and currently also Chairperson at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Educated at Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and the University of Cambridge, England, her research interests include globalization, international trade and finance, employment patterns in developing countries, macroeconomic policy, and issues related to gender and development.

Among other books, she has co-authored (with Prof. C.P. Chandrasekhar) Crisis as a Conquest: Learning from East Asia, The Market that Failed: A Decade of Neoliberal Economic Reforms in India and Work and Well-being in the Age of Finance. She was the principal author of the West Bengal Human Development Report 2004 which received the UNDP Award for excellence in analysis. In addition to numerous academic articles, she is a regular fortnightly columnist for Frontline magazine and Businessline financial daily, as well as a weekly columnist for the newspapers Ganashakti, Deccan Chronicle and Asian Age.

She is involved in managing several public information websites including www.macroscan.org and www.atisweb.org. She is one of the founders of the Economic Research Foundation in New Delhi and is on the board of various other social research organisations. Since 2002 she has been the Executive Secretary of International Development Economics Associates (IDEAS), an international network of heterodox development economists. She was the Chairperson of the Commission on Farmers’ Welfare in 2004 constituted by Andhra Pradesh Government. She continues to be closely involved in working with progressive organizations and social movements.

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