UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


How Asia's Growth has Relied on Women's Paid and Unpaid Labour

12 November 2021, 11:45 am–1:15 pm

Gender and prosperity in Asia

Part of the Gender and Prosperity lecture series from the Asia Prosperity Hub at IGP

This event is free.

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“Gender and Prosperity in Asia” Series Lecture One by Professor Jayati Ghosh (Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst), with a welcome and introduction from Professor Henrietta L. Moore

Professor Jayati Ghosh taught economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi for nearly 35 years before joining UMass Amherst in January, 2011. She has authored and/or edited 20 books, published more than 200 scholarly articles, advised governments, and consulted for international organizations. Recent books include: “The making of a catastrophe: Covid-19 and the Indian economy”, Aleph Books forthcoming 2021; and “When governments fail: Covid-19 and the economy”, forthcoming Tulika Books; “Women workers in the informal economy”, Routledge 2021.

She has received several prizes, including for distinguished contributions to the social sciences in India in 2015; the International Labour Organisation’s Decent Work Research Prize for 2010; the NordSud Prize for Social Sciences 2010, Italy. She has advised governments in India and other countries, including as Chairperson of the Andhra Pradesh Commission on Farmers’ Welfare in 2004, and Member of the National Knowledge Commission of India (2005-09). She is the Executive Secretary of International Development Economics Associates, an international network of heterodox development economists.

Professor Ghosh has also consulted for international organisations including ILO, UNDP, UNCTAD, UN-DESA, UNRISD and UN Women, and is member of several international boards and commissions, including the UN High Level Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs. In 2021 she was appointed to the WHO Council on the Economics of Health for All, chaired by Mariana Mazzucato.