Rabat, Morocco, 5-9 December 2011   

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Jayati Ghosh


Born in 1955, Jayati Ghosh was educated at Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the University of Cambridge. She got her PhD in 1984 from Cambridge University. Her doctoral thesis was entitled "Non Capitalist Land Rent: Theories and the Case of North India". She is now Professor of Economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Her research areas include globalization, international finance, employment patterns in developing countries, macroeconomic policy, and issues related to gender and development.

Professor Jayati Ghosh has held academic positions at Tufts University, Cambridge, and some insitutions in India. She is one of the founders of the Economic Research Foundation in New Delhi, a non-profit trust devoted to progressive economic research. 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.

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 the national magazine, Frontline, as well as Businessline, and the Bengali newspaper, Ganashakti, Deccan Chronicle, and Asian Age.

Professor Jayati Ghosh is a member of the National Knowledge Commission, advising the Prime Minister of India, and is closely involved in a range of progressive organisations and social movements. She was has won several prizes and distinctions, such as the UNDP Award for Excellence in Analysis (for West Bengal Human Development Report) and the Ava Maiti Memorial Award (2004), the ILO Decent Work Research Prize (2010), and the NordSud Research Prize in Social Sciences (2010).

Among her publications are:

During the 13th CODESRIA General Assembly, Prof. Jayati Gosh will give the closing lecture.