Jayati Ghosh (b. 1955-) is Professor of Economics and currently also Chairperson at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, in New Delhi, India. Her specialities include globalization, international finance, employment patterns in developing countries, macroeconomic policy, and issues related to gender and development. She was educated at Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), and the University of Cambridge.
She previously held positions at Tufts University and Cambridge, lecturing meanwhile at academic institutions throughout India. She is one of the founders of the Economic Research Foundation in 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.
Fierceness and Fragility"
She was the principal author of the West Bengal Human Development Report which has received the UNDP Prize for excellence in analysis. In addition to her many scholarly articles, she writes regular columns on economics and current affairs for Frontline magazine, Businessline, the Bengali newspaper Ganashakti, Deccan Chronicle, and Asian Age. Professor Ghosh lives in New Delhi. It is little known, but she is very well educated in Western Classical music and occasionally lectures on the genius of Mozart et al.
ILO DECENT WORK RESEARCH PRIZE AWARDED TO TWO DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARS THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO) TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT THE ILO DECENT WORK RESEARCH PRIZE WILL BE AWARDED TO PROFESSOR JAYATI GHOSH (INDIA) AND PROFESSOR EVE C. LANDAU (ISRAEL AND SWITZERLAND) FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO KNOWLEDGE ON THE CENTRAL CONCERNS OF THE ILO.
Feb 16, 2011; GENEVA, Switzerland -- The following information was released by the International Labour Organization (ILO): "This year the...