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Jayati Ghosh

Jayati Ghosh

Jayati Ghosh is Professor of Economics and currently also Chairperson at the Center for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, in New Delhi, India. With C.P. Chandrasekhar, she co-authored "Crisis as Conquest: Learning from East Asia." Jayati is also a contributor to Foreign Policy In Focus

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Food-Price Inflation Hits Poorest the Hardest

Food-price inflation has more complex causes than other price increases, and addressing it effectively requires a different set of strategies. But rich-country governments are not sufficiently discussing them, and the world's poor are continuing to suffer as a result.

Jayati Ghosh ·

This Outrageous Global Inequality Is a Political Choice

The reality captured by the World Inequality Report 2022 reflects human choices, which means that it can be changed by making other choices. That is why the report is not just a valuable compendium of useful data and analysis but also a guide to action.

Jayati Ghosh ·

Covid-19 Proves We Need a Global Public Health System Built on Shared Technology and Public Goods

In addition to prolonging the COVID-19 pandemic and threatening the economic recovery, the new Omicron variant is a reminder that our system for managing global health emergencies remains woefully inadequate.

Mariana Mazzucato ·

Crucial Next Steps for a Successful People's Vaccine

The world desperately needs the TRIPS waiver and stronger measures to ensure the transfer of knowledge and technology to produce Covid-19 vaccines.

Jayati Ghosh ·

Rich Countries Can—And Should—Help the Rest of the World With Vaccines and Debt Relief

Political leaders in the developed world must recognize that no one is safe until everyone is safe, and that a healthy global economy is not possible without a strong recovery everywhere.

Michael Spence ·

'Global Minimum Tax on Multinationals': An Open Letter to Joe Biden on International Corporate Taxation

For too long, international institutions have failed to address one of the most toxic aspects of globalization: tax avoidance and evasion by multinational corporations.

José Antonio Ocampo ·

Open Letter From 40+ Economists Regarding Ecuador and the Dollar

Not only has leading presidential candidate Andrés Arauz emphasized that he is committed to maintaining the dollar as the national currency, he and his party have a long track record of taking strong measures to make sure that dollarization did not come under threat.

James K. Galbraith ·

The Exploitation Time Bomb

Worsening economic inequality in recent years is largely the result of policy choices that reflect the political influence and lobbying power of the rich. There is now a self-reinforcing pattern of high profits, low investment, and rising inequality—posing a threat not only to economic growth, but also to democracy

Jayati Ghosh ·

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