Jayati Ghosh

Jayati Ghosh

Professor of Economics / Centre for Economic Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, INDIA

Jayati Ghosh holds an MPhil from Jawaharlal Nehru University (India) as well as an MA and PhD from Cambridge University (UK).

Her research focuses on development, globalisation, international trade and finance, employment patterns in developing countries, macroeconomic policy and issues related to gender and development. She has received the following awards: the 2005 UN Development Programme Award for excellence in analysis, the 2010 NordSud Prize for Social Sciences from the Fondazione Pescarabruzzo, Italy, and the 2011 International Labour Organisation Decent Work Research Prize.

Prof. Ghosh was a Member of the National Knowledge Commission reporting to the Prime Minister of India and the Committee for Evaluation of Research of the International Labour Organisation in Geneva, Switzerland. She currently serves as Executive Secretary of the International Development Economics Associates as well as being a Founding Trustee of the Economic Research Foundation in New Delhi.

Being the author of several books and more than 150 scholarly articles, her most recent publications include:


  • Elgar Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development (volume co-edited with Erik Reinert and Rainer Kattel), Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming
  • India and the International Economy (edited volume) Oxford University Press New Delhi in collaboration with ICSSR, forthcoming 2015
  • Industrialization of China and India: The impacts on the world economy, Routledge (Taylor and Francis) 2013 (volume co-edited with Nobuharu Yokokawa and Robert E. Rowthorn


  • "Macroeconomic processes and economic inequalities in India", in Combating Inequality: Opportunities for Economic and Political Change, edited byAlexander Gallas, Hansjörg Herr, Frank Hoffer and Christoph Scherrer, Routledge, London, forthcoming 2015.
  • “Beyond the MDGs: A Southern perspective on a Global New Deal", Journal of International Development, Vol 27, 320–329, March 2015.
  • “Growth, industrialization and inequality in India", in Journal of Asia Pacific Economy, Special Issue in memory of Melanie Beresford on Globalisation, industrialisation and labour markets in Asia, edited by Rajah Rasiah, November 14, 2014,
  • “Financial crises and their gendered employment impact: Emerging trends and past experiences", in Rania Antonoupoulos (ed) Gender Perspectives and Gender Impacts of the Global Economic Crisis, Routledge, New York 2014.
  • "Towards a policy framework for reducing inequalities", Development, October 2013. 

CROP News and Events

The Politics of Social Inclusion: From Knowledge to Action

15 November 2019 | UN Library, GENEVA

BOOK LAUNCH for forthcoming CROP/UNESCO publication (as part of UNRISD Seminar Series)

New Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP)

15 October 2019

The University of Bergen (UiB) and the International Science Council have signed a new agreement for a Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP).

Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa

18 October 2019 | Brighton, UK

BOOK LAUNCH and workshop at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in Brighton, UK

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International Science Council (ISC) inaugural Action Plan 2019-2021

October 2019

The ISC's inaugural Action Plan, Advancing Science as a Global Public Good, was recently shared with ISC members.

Launch and Workshop Event: CALL FOR PROPOSALS (Deadline 15 July)

Friday 18 October 2019

‘Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa’ Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, UK