Economist and Professor
Jayati Ghosh is an economist and Professor of Economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, at JNU, New Delhi. Her focus is on globalization, international finance, macroeconomic policy and issues related to gender and development. She has been awarded the Satyendra Sen Award (2012) and the NordSud Prize for Research in Social Sciences (2010). Ghosh attended Delhi University for her undergraduate and got her master’s degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University. She joined Cambridge University for her PhD. Her 1984 doctoral thesis at Cambridge University was entitled “Non capitalist land rent: theories and the case of North India” under the supervision of Dr. T. Byers. She previously held positions at Tufts University and Cambridge University, 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.