2013 Summer Seminar, July 15-18, Krakow, Poland


Jayati Ghosh is Professor of Economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.  She was born in 1955 and educated at Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and the University of Cambridge, England where she obtained her Ph.D. in 1983. Since 2002 she has been the Executive Secretary of International Development Economics Associates (IDEAS), an international network of heterodox development economists ( She is Founding Trustee of the Economic Research Foundation (

Her current research interests include globalisation, international trade and finance, employment patterns in developing countries, macroeconomic policy, issues related to gender and development, and the implications of recent growth in China and India. She has authored several books and more than one hundred scholarly articles. Recent books include "Work and well being in the age of finance" (Tulika Books, New Delhi), "The market that failed: Neoliberal economic reforms in India" (Leftword Books, New Delhi), "Tracking the macroeconomy", (ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad) "Never done and poorly paid: Women's work in globalising India" (Women Unlimited, New Delhi) and "After Crisis: Adjustment, recovery and fragility in East Asia" (Tulika Books, New Delhi). She was also the principal author of the West Bengal Human Development Report 2004 which received the 2005 UNDP Award for excellence in analysis. She has also received the NordSud Prize for Social Sciences 2010 of the Fondazione Pescarabruzzo, Italy, and has been awarded the ILO Decent Work Research Prize for 2010. She has consulted for a large number of international organisations, including UNDP, UNCTAD, UN-DESA and ILO.

In addition to her academic work, she is a regular columnist for several newspapers and journals in India, including Frontline, Businessline, Asian Age, Deccan Chronicle and Ganashakti. She was the Chairperson of the Commission on Farmers' Welfare in 2004 constituted by the state government of Andhra Pradesh in India, and Member of the National Knowledge Commission reporting to the Prime Minister of India (2005-09). She is closely involved in working with progressive organisations and social movements. She also maintains an active interest in western classical music. She is married with one daughter.



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