Professor Jayati Ghosh

Professor Jayati Ghosh

Opening Keynote Address

Professor Jayati Ghosh is Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (USA). A Development Economist, Professor Ghosh was until December 2020 the Chair of the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), in India. Professor Ghosh received her undergraduate education at Delhi University and her master’s education at JNU and her doctoral education at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Prof Ghosh is a founder of the Economic Research Foundation, New Delhi, and the Executive Secretary of the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAS), a network of economists critical of the mainstream economic paradigm of neoliberalism. A multiple award winner, Prof Ghosh received the United Nations Development Programme Prize for excellence in analysis for the West Bengal Human Development Report, for which she was the principal author.

Prof Ghosh has served as visiting professor at several universities around the world, including being the first Ragnar Nurkse Visiting Professor in Development Economics at Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia. She has also served on the World Health Organization’s Council on the Economics of Health for All.