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Curriculum Vitae
Name: Jayati Ghosh
Date of birth: 16 September 1955
Work Address:
Centre for Economic Studies & Planning
School of Social Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi 110 067
Tel.: (91 11) 26704421/26704494
Fax: (91 11) 26611764
Residential Address:
52 Dakshinapuram, Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi 110 067 India
Tel.: (91 11) 26741230 or 26741949.
Mobile: +91-9810371353.
Email: jayatijnu@gmail.com; jayati@mail.jnu.ac.in
Educational Qualifications:
Ph. D. (Economics), University of Cambridge, England, 1983.
M. Phil. (Economics), University of Cambridge, England, 1979.
M.A. (Economics), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1977.
B.A. (Honours in Sociology), University of Delhi, Delhi, 1975.
Employment Experience: (In reverse order)
1998 to present: Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning,
School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
December 1990 – 1998:
Associate Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning,
School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
January - June 1995: Visiting Professor, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA.
March 1987 - December 1990:
Assistant Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning,
School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
November 1985 - February 1986:
Consultant, Perspective Planning Division,
Planning Commission, Government of India.
March 1984 - October 1985:
Adrian Research Fellow, Darwin College,
University of Cambridge, England.
October 1983 - March 1984, July - December 1982:
Consultant, International Labour Office, Geneva.
1. UNDP Award for Excellence in Analysis 2005, for West Bengal Human Development
Report 2004
2. Ava Maiti Memorial Prize, Asiatic Society, Kolkata, India 2006
3. NordSud Research Prize in Social Sciences 2010, Fondazione Pescarabruzzo, Italy.
4. ILO Decent Work Research Prize 2010, International Labour Office, Geneva.
5. The Lancet Lecture, University College London, 2011.
6. Ragnar Nurkse Visiting Professor in Development Economics, Tallinn University of
Technology, Estonia, 2011
7. Ralph Miliband Lecture, London School of Economics, 2012.
8. Lectio Magistralis, Lelio Basso Foundation, Rome Italy, 2012.
9. Satyendranath Sen Award, Asiatic Society Kolkata, 2012
10. Conference President, Indian Society for Labour Economics, 2013
11. United Nations Public Lecture, New Delhi 2014.
12. Malcolm Adisheshaiah Award for Contributions to Social Sciences, Chennai, 2015
13. Co-Chair of Scientific Committee, World Social Science Forum, Durban, South
Africa, September 2015
Academic Publications:
1. Crisis as Conquest: Learning from East Asia, Tracts for the Times, Orient Longman, New
Delhi, 2001 (with C. P. Chandrasekhar).
2. The Market that Failed: Neoliberal economic reforms in India, Leftword Books, New Delhi,
2002 (with C. P. Chandrasekhar) 2nd edition 2004.
3. Work and Well-being in the Age of Finance, (volume co-edited with C. P. Chandrasekhar)
Tulika Publishers, New Delhi, 2003.
4. West Bengal Human Development Report 2004 (principal author)
5. Report of the Commission on Farmers’ Welfare, Government of Andhra Pradesh, December
6. Tracking the Macroeconomy: Selections from Macroscan, 1998 to 2005, ICFAI Press,
Hyderabad, 2006, Volume I: India, and Volume II: The world economy (with C.P.
7. Never Done and Poorly Paid: Women’s work in globalising India, Women Unlimited,
New Delhi 2008
8. After Crisis: Crisis, recovery and adjustment in East Asia, (volume co-edited with C. P.
Chandrasekhar) Tulika Publishers, New Delhi, 2009.
9. Asia rebounds but sustained recovery needs a new growth trajectory: A synthesis study of
the effects of the global financial crisis on the Asia-Pacific Region, UNDP Regional Centre in
Asia and the Pacific, Colombo, November 2009 (with Ajay Chhibber and T. Palanivel)
10. Industrialization of China and India: The impacts on the world economy, Routledge
(Taylor and Francis) 2013 (volume co-edited with Nobuharu Yokokawa and Robert E.
11. India and the international economy, edited volume, Oxford University Press New Delhi,
12. Elgar Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development, (volume co-edited
with Erik Reinert and Rainer Kattel) 2016, Edward Elgar.
13. Women, Gender and Work (Volume 2): Social choices and inequalities, (volume coedited with Mark Lansky, Dominique Meda and Uma Rani, 2016, Geneva: International
Labour Office.
14. Interpreting the World to Change It: Essays for Prabhat Patnaik (volume co-edited with
C. P. Chandrasekhar), New Delhi: Tulika books, 2017.
15. Demonetisation Decoded (with Prabhat Patnaik and C. P. Chandrasekhar) New Delhi:
Routledge Taylor and Francis India, 2017.
16. Indian Banking: Current challenges and alternatives for the future, AIBOC, Chennai,
17. Informal Women Workers in the Global South: Policies and Practices for the
Formalisation of Women's Employment in Developing Economies, (edited volume)
Routledge, forthcoming 2020
18. Control, contraction, collapse: The Indian government’s response to the Covid-19
pandemic, New Delhi: Aleph Book Publishing, Forthcoming 2020.
1. "Sickness in Indian industry", Economic & Political Weekly, January 13. 1979.
2. "Introduction" and "Urban labour markets" in Labour Markets in Sudan, ILO,
Geneva, 1983.
3. "Absolute and differential ground rent", Journal of Peasant Studies, September 1985.
4. "Export optimism and import liberalisation", Economic & Political Weekly, March
5. "Problems of adjustment and growth in the world economy", Economic & Political
Weekly, August 1985.
6. "Critique of the Report on Trade Policies for India", Economic & Political Weekly,
January 1986.
7. "Foreign debt and economic development: The case of Zaire", Development and
Change, July 1986.
8. "The less developed countries in the world economy", Economic & Political Weekly,
November 1986.
9. "The determination of non-capitalist land rent", Modern Asian Studies, June 1988.
10. "Import liberalisation and the new economic strategy: An analysis of their impact on
output and employment in the Indian economy", Economic & Political Weekly,
Annual Number 1988 (with Ajit Singh)
11. "The world economy in the 1980s: Implications for the trade policies of developing
countries", International Journal of Development Banking, January 1988.
12. "Intersectoral terms of trade, agricultural growth and the pattern of demand in India,
1959-85", Social Scientist, March 1988.
13. "Developing countries: Narrowing economic options", Economic & Political Weekly,
December 16, 1988.
14. "Can world markets continue to sustain export-oriented strategies of developing
countries? The export pessimist's case", in Helen Hughes (ed.), The Dangers of Export
Pessimism, San Francisco: ICS Press, 1992.
15. "South Asia and the international economy in the 1980s", in S. Bose, ed., South Asia
and World Capitalism, Oxford University Press, 1990.
16. "Perspective from labour studies in South Asia", in Dennis Tully, ed., Agricultural
Labour and Technological Change in Rainfed West Asia and North Africa, ICARDA,
17. "Exchange rates and the trade balance: Some aspects of the recent Indian experience",
Economic & Political Weekly, March 3, 1990.
18. "Young Women in India: Livelihood and Life Choices", in Development (Journal of
the SID), Rome 1990, No.1.
19. "De-industrialisation without an import surplus: A theoretical note in the context of a
stylised colonial economy", Economic & Political Weekly, Annual Number, 1991.
(with Prabhat Patnaik)
20. "Poverty and employment in India", in Henry Bernstein, Ben Crow and Hazel Johnson
(eds.), Rural Livelihoods: Crisis and Responses, Oxford University Press, London,
1992, (with Krishna Bharadwaj)
21. "Twelve theses on agricultural prices", Social Scientist, No. 234, November 1992
22. "Structural adjustment and female employment: Issues relating to rural women",
ILO/National Commission on Women, January 1993
23. "Economic discipline and external vulnerability: A comment on fiscal and adjustment
strategies", Economic and Political Weekly Annual Number 1993 (with C. P.
24. "Gender Concerns in Macro-Economic Policy", Keynote Address to VIth Conference
of Indian Association of Women's Studies, Mysore 1993, reprinted in Economic and
Political Weekly, Review of Women’s Studies, 1994
25. "Trends in rural employment and the poverty-employment linkage", ILO-ARTEP
Working Paper, 1994, (with Abhijit Sen)
26. "State Intervention in the Macroeconomy:" in Prabhat Patnaik (ed) Macroeconomics,
Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 1995
27. "Trends in Female Employment in Developing Countries: Emerging issues", Working
Paper, UNDP, New York, 1995, reprinted in Background Papers to Human
Development Report 1995.
28. "Structural Adjustment and Labour: India since 1991" Keynote paper for the
Conference of the Indian Society for Labour Economics, reprinted in the Indian
Journal of Labour Economics, Special Number, 1995
29. "Recent trends in international trade and finance", Keynote paper for Annual
Conference of Indian Economic Association, reprinted in Indian Economic Journal,
Conference Issue December 1994.
30. "Towards a conceptual framework for a gender-sensitive index of human
development", Working paper, CESP/SSS Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1996
31. "Human Development Report 1995: A consideration from an Indian perspective", in
N. Rao, L. Rurup and R. Sudarshan (eds) Sites of Change: The structural context for
empowering women in India, New Delhi 1996
32. "Democratic Rights and the Privatisation of Natural Resources" CESP/JNU Working
Paper 1996
33. "What determines investment ? A comparative look at the political economy of
Investment patterns in Indonesia and India". CESP/JNU Working Paper 1996
34. “The rupee and its malcontents: Exchange rate management in India”, Economic and
Political Weekly, March 1996 (with Abhijit Sen and C. P. Chandrasekhar)
35. “Using foodstocks productively”, Economic and Political Weekly, May 1996 (with
Abhijit Sen and C. P. Chandrasekhar)
36. "Gender and Trade: Issues and Evidence from developing Asia" in ESCAP Studies in
Trade and Investment No.22: Asia and Pacific Developing Economies and the First
WTO Ministerial Conference, Bangkok, 1996
37. "Coercive Corporatism: The State in Indonesian Capitalism", Social Scientist, 1996
38. "Development Policy in India: A political economy perspective", in Bose, S. and A.
Jalal (ed) Nationalism, Democracy and Development: State and politics in India,
OUP, Delhi, 1997
39. "Female Employment Patterns: India in Asian Perspective", Indian Journal of Labour
Economics, Vol 39, 1996.
40. "South East Asian Economy: Miracle or Meltdown" Economic and Political Weekly,
September 1996, (with Abhijit Sen & C.P. Chandrasekhar)
41. "Liberalisation debates" in T. J. Byres (ed) India: Economic Debates Since
Independence", Oxford University Press New Delhi, 1997.
42. "Infrastructure Development: All dressed up and nowhere to go ", Economic and
Political Weekly", April 1997
43. "India's Structural Adjustment: An assessment in comparative Asian context",
Economic and Political Weekly, May 1997
44. "Some thoughts on economic independence", Chintha, Special issue on Fifty Years of
Indian Independence, August 1997.
45. "Capital flows and macroeconomics: An historical look" in Deepak Nayyar, ed.
Economics as Ideology and Practice: Essays in honour of Ashok Mitra, London, Frank
Cass and Co., 1998, (with Abhijit Sen)
46. “The Asian dilemma: Is there a way out ?”, Economic and Political Weekly, January
1998, (with Abhijit Sen and C. P. Chandrasekhar)
47. “Hubris, hysteria and hope: The political economy of crisis and response in East Asia”,
in K. S. Jomo (ed) Tigers in Trouble, London: Zed Books, 1998 (with C. P.
48. "Dissenting Economists: the 19th Century Indian Tradition ", in Claudio Sardoni and
Peter Kriesler (eds) Keynes, Post-Keynesianism and Political Economy: Essays in
Honour of Geoff Harcourt, London: Routledge, 1998
49. “Relocative capital, the proliferation of capitalism and industrial growth in Asia”,
forthcoming in K. S. Jomo (ed) East Asia’s ersatz industrialisation, London: Palgrave
(formerly Macmillan) (with C. P. Chandrasekhar)
50. "Assessing poverty alleviation strategies for their impact on poor women: A study with
special reference to India", UNRISD Discussion Paper, Geneva, 1998.
51. “Women and economic liberalisation in the Asia-Pacific region” in Thelma Kay (ed)
Globalisation and Women in Asia, Bangkok, 1999.
52. “Co-operatives under the Andhra Pradesh Mutually Aided Co-operative Societies Act,
1995: A study of the economics of cooperative functioning in Telengana”, Hyderabad:
Cooperative Development Fund, 1998.
53. “The Economy” in Profile of Women and Health in India, VHAI and WHO, New
Delhi, 1998
54. "Globalisation, international capital flows and social ethics: An Asian perspective",
Trocaire Development Review, Dublin, 1998
55. "Financial crises and elusive recovery: Lessons for emerging markets from South
Korea and Thailand", Economic and Political Weekly, January 1999 (with C. P.
56. "Globalisation and national economic policy: Myths and responses" in Jean-Luc
Racine and Rama Melkote (eds) Indo-French Perspectives on Globalisation, Orient
Longman, 2000.
57. "The Indian economic reform process and the implications of the Southeast Asian
crisis", ILO Employment and Training Papers 55, Geneva 1999 (with C.P.
58. “Perceptions of difference: The economic underpinnings”, in K. N. Panikkar (ed) The
Concerned Citizen’s Guide to Communalism, Penguin, New Delhi, 1999.
59. “An Asian view of globalisation, employment, environment and gender”, in Trade,
Sustainable Development and Gender, UNCTAD, Geneva, October 1999.
60. “Trends in economic participation and poverty of women in the Asia-Pacific region”,
Discussion Paper, UN-ESCAP, Bangkok 2000.
61. “International economic integration and human rights”, in UNDP Background Papers
to Human Development Report 2000, New York.
62. “Women’s employment in the urban informal sector: A macro perspective”, in
Amitava Kundu and AN Sharma (eds) The Informal Sector in India, New Delhi: 2001.
63. “Exporting manufacturing jobs or watching them disappear? Relocation, employment
and accumulation in the world economy”, in Chandrasekhar and Ghosh (eds) Work
and Well-being in the Age of Finance, New Delhi: Tulika Books.
64. “Export-oriented employment for women: A case study of the possibilities of social
policy in India”, in Ruth Pearson, Caroline Danloy and Shahrazoub Razavi (eds)
Globalization, Export-Oriented Employment and Social Policy: Gendered
Connections, Palgrave, London and Basingstoke 2004.
65. “Keynesian Economics: A note on its relevance and limitations in the face of
globalisation”, in Jomo K. S. and Shyamala Nagaraj (eds) Globalization versus
Development: Heterodox Perspectives, Palgrave, London and Basingstoke, 2001.
66. “Contradictions and crisis in East Asian development” in Pietro Paolo Masina (ed)
Rethinking Development in East Asia, Copenhagen: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies,
2001. (with C. P. Chandrasekhar)
67. “Information and Communications Technology and human development: The
potential and the constraints” WHO Bulletin, Special Issue on Globalisation, 2001.
(with C. P. Chandrasekhar)
68. “The TRIPS Agreement and its implications for human rights” in Hamish Jenkins (ed.)
Human Rights and the International Economic System, NGLS, UNCTAD, Geneva.
69. “Will a social clause advance the rights of developing country workers?”, in Hamish
Jenkins (ed.) Human Rights and the International Economic System, NGLS,
UNCTAD, 2001.
70. “Human rights and the need for rules for international investment”, in Hamish Jenkins
(ed.) Human Rights and the International Economic System, NGLS, UNCTAD,
71. “Exporting jobs or watching them disappear? Trade, technology and employment
under globalisation”, in Work and Well-being in the Age of Finance, edited by Jayati
Ghosh and C. P. Chandrasekhar, Tulika Publishers, New Delhi, 2003
72. “The case of medical knowledge”, in Robert Beaglehole and Richard Smith (eds)
Global Public Goods for Health, London: Academic Publishers, 2003.
73. “Social policy in Indian development”, in Thandika Mkandawire (ed) Social Policy in
Development, UNRISD, Geneva, 2004.
74. Chapter on “Agriculture in India” for South Asian Human Development Report 2002,
Mahbub-ul-Huq Centre for Human Development, Pakistan
75. Chapter on “The economies of South Asia” for Real World Economic Outlook 2003,
New Economics Society, London.
76. “Economic globalisation, cultural identity and social conflict”, in Suman Gupta,
Tapan Basu and Subarno Chatterji (eds) India in the Age of Globalisation:
Contemporary discourses and texts, New Delhi: Nehru Memorial Museum and
Library, 2003.
77. Chapter on “Employment trends in South Asia” for South Asian Human Development
Report 2003, Mahbub-ul-Huq Centre for Human Development, Pakistan.
78. “Macroeconomic reforms and a labour policy framework for India”, Employment
Strategy Paper No. 2004/1, Geneva: International Labour Office, 2004.
79. “Globalisation, economic restructuring and the implications for democracy in
developing countries” in Fahimul Quadir and Jayant Lele (eds) Democracy and Civil
Society in Asia, Volume 1: Globalisation, Democracy and Civil Society in Asia,
Palgrave Macmillan 2004.
80. “The Indian economy 1970-2003”, chapter for Cambridge Economic History of India,
Vol. II, (ed. S. Bhattacharya) New Delhi: Orient Longman, 2004.
81. “The political economy of the Indian reform strategy: The role of the Indian capitalist
class”, in Manoranjan Mohanty (ed) Class, Caste, Gender, New Delhi: Sage
Publications, 2004. (with Prabhat Patnaik and C. P. Chandrasekhar)
82. “Imperialist globalisation and the political economy of South Asia”, in Alan Freeman
and Boris Kagarlitsky (eds) The Politics of Empire: Globalisation in Crisis, London:
Pluto Press, 2004.
83. “Fluid finance, systemic risk and the IMF’s SDRM proposal”, in K. S. Jomo (ed) After
the Storm: Crisis, recovery and sustaining development in four Asian economies,
Singapore: Singapore University Press, 2004. (with C. P. Chandrasekhar and Smitha
84. “Capital flows, changing patterns of work and gendered migration: Implications for
women in Asia”, Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 2004
85. “Changes in the world of work”, Keynote Paper for Indian Society of Labour
Economics Annual Conference, published in Indian Journal of Labour Economic
Conference Volume, 2004
86. “Can the US continue to rule the world economy?” in N. Janardan Rao, ed. “US
Economy: Issues and perspectives”, ICFAI Press 2005.
87. “The Twelfth Finance Commission and the restructuring of state debt: A note”,
Economic and Political Weekly, Vol XL No 31, July 30-Aug 5, 2005.
88. “Macroeconomic policy, inequality and poverty reduction in fast-growing India and
China”, in Andrea Cornia (eds) Pro-poor macroeconomic: Potential and limitations,
London: Macmillan-Palgrave, 2006. (with C. P. Chandrasekhar)
89. “The social and economic impact of financial liberalisation: A primer for developing
countries”, UN-DESA Working Paper, New York, and in Jose Antonio Ocampo and
K.S. Jomo (eds) Policy Matters, Opus Books and Zed Books.
90. “The right to development and international economic regimes” in Arjun Sengupta,
Archana Negi and Moushumi Basu (eds) Reflections on the right to development, New
Delhi: Sage Publications 2005.
91. “Inequality in India: A survey of recent trends” in K.S. Jomo (ed) Flat world: Big
gaps, London Zed Books and Opus Books, 2007. (with Parthapratim Pal)
92. “Understanding the extent and evolution of inequalities in China” in K. S. Jomo (ed)
Flat world: Big gaps, London Zed Books and Opus Books, 2007. (with Ranja
93. “Michal Kalecki as a development economist”, in Jomo K.S. (ed.), The Pioneers of
Development Economics: Great Economists on Development”, Delhi: Tulika Books
and London: Zed Books, 2005.
94. “The right to work and recent legislation in India” Indian Journal of Labour
Economics, Conference volume, December 2005
95. “Economic insecurity in South Asia” chapter for South Asia Human Development
Report 2006, on Human Security in South Asia
96. “IT-driven offshoring: The exaggerated development opportunity” in Journal of
Human Systems Management, 2006, IOS Press. (with C. P. Chandrasekhar)
97. “The economic and social effects of financial liberalisation”, in New Agenda: South
African Journal of Social and Economic Policy, Issues 22 and 23, Second and Third
Quarters 2006.
98. “Making sense of the world economy”, Development and Change, Vol 37 No 6, 2006:
pages 1417-1423.
99. “The “Demographic Dividend” and Young India’s Economic Future” in Economic
and Political Weekly, Vol XLI No 49, December 9-16 2006. (with C. P.
Chandrasekhar and Anamitra Roychoudhury)
100.“Macroeconomic and growth policies”, Policy Guidance Notes for Developing
Countries, UN-DESA and UNDP, New York, 2007.
101.“Central bank autonomy in the age of finance: The implications for developing
countries”, in Amiya Kumar Bagchi and Gary Dimski (eds) Capture and Exclude:
Developing economies and the poor in global finance, New Delhi: Tulika Books,
102.“Recent employment trends in India and China: An unfortunate convergence?”, in
Indian Journal of Labour Economics 2007 (with C. P. Chandrasekhar)
103.“India: Growth with exclusion”, Chapter for South Asia Human Development Report
2007, Mahbub-ul-Haq Centre for Human Development, Islamabad, Pakistan.
104.“Informalization, migration and women: recent trends in Asia”, in Labour,
Globalization and the State, edited by Debdas Banerjee and Michael Goldfield,
Routledge 2007.
105.“Adjustment, recovery and growth: An analysis of the five “crisis” countries of East
Asia”, Economic and Political Weekly, VOL 42 No. 50 December 15 - December 21,
106.“New research questions in the decent work agenda: A perspective from Asia”, in
Gerry Rodgers and Christiane Kuptsch (eds) Pursuing decent work goals: Priorities
for research, IILS Research Series 115, Geneva 2008
107.“South Asia” for Handbook of Development Economics, edited by Amitava Krishna
Dutt and Jaime Ros, Macmillan 2008 (with Prabhat Patnaik)
108.“Informalization and women’s work force participation: A consideration of recent
trends in Asia”, in Shahrazoub Razavi (ed) The Gendered Impact of Liberalization:
Towards embedded liberalization?, Routledge 2008.
109.“The case for caste-based quotas in higher education”, in Sukhadeo Thorat and
Narender Kumar (eds) In Search of Inclusive Policy: Addressing graded inequality,
Delhi: Rawat Publications, 2008.
110.“Migration and gender empowerment: Recent trends and emerging issues”, Human
Development Background Paper, UNDP New York, May 2009, available at
111.“The costs of coupling: The global crisis and the Indian economy”, in Cambridge
Journal of Economics Symposium on the Financial Crisis July 2009, 33: 725–739
(with C. P. Chandrasekhar).
112.“The unnatural coupling: Food and global finance”, Journal of Agrarian Change,
Symposium on the Global Food Crisis, January 2010.
113.“Poverty reduction in China and India: Policy Implications of recent trends”, UNDESA Working Paper No 92
114.“Capital” in “Marx: A Political Economy Companion”, edited by Ben Fine and Alfred
Saad-Filho, London: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2011.
115.“Peasant societies in flux” in Ira Pande, ed “India China: Neighbours/Strangers,
New Delhi: HarperCollins Publishers 2010
116.“Global crisis and beyond: Sustainable growth trajectories for the developing
world”, International Labour Review, July 2010.
117.“Reading Capital in the age of finance”, in Sudhanva Deshpande, ed., Marx’s
Capital: An introductory reader, New Delhi: Leftword Publications, December
118.“Employment in post-crisis economies: Emerging issues”, Background Paper for
Trade and Development Report 2010, UNCTAD Geneva, (with C. P.
119.“Global crisis and the developing world”, in Soundings, Issue 44 Spring 2010
120. “The political economy of hunger in India” Economic and Political Weekly, Vol 45,
Nos 44-45, October 30-November 12, 2010.
121. “Food and global finance”, in Jome Kwame Sundaram ed. Reforming the
International Financial System for Development, Columbia University Press, New
York 2010.
122.“Re-orienting development in uncertain times”, in Peter van Bergelijk, Arjan de Haan
and Rolph van der Hoeven (eds) The Financial Crisis and Developing Countries,
Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2010 pp 17-31
123. “Social processes in the Indian accumulation story”, in Social Scientist, January
124. “Cash transfers as the silver bullet for poverty reduction: A sceptical note”,
Economic and Political Weekly, Vol XLVI No 21, pp 67-71, May 21, 2011.
125.“Fear of foreigners: Recession and racism in Europe”, Race/Ethnicity:
Multidisciplinary Global Contexts, Vol 4:1, July 2011.
126. “Sustaining real development in the South”, in Development, July 2011,
127. “Dealing with ‘the poor’”, Development and Change, June 2011 Vol 42 No 3: pp
128. “Fiscal devolution in the era of liberalization: The Indian experience”, in Praveen
Jha, ed Progressive Fiscal Policy in India, New Delhi, Sage Publications, 2011, pp
129. “Providing quality school education to all children”, in KN Panikkar and M
Bhaskaran Nair, eds Emerging trends in Higher education in India, Delhi: Longman
(Pearson Press) 2011, pp 117-142
130. “Financial crises and the impact on women: A historical note”, in Nalini
Visvanathan, Lynn Duggan, Nan Wiegersma and Laurie Nisonoff (eds) The Women,
Gender and Development Reader, Second edition, London: Zed Books 2011, pp 2227.
131. “Implications of regulating commodity derivatives markets in the USA and EU" in
PSL Quarterly Review (formerly Banco Nationale del Lavoro Quarterly Review)
Vol. 64 n.258 (2011), 287 - 304.
132.“WTO conflict with financial regulation”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol
XLVI No 52, Dec 17, 2011 pp75-79 (with Todd Tucker).
133. “Implicazioni della regolazione dei mercati dei derivati sulle materie prime negli
USA e nell’Unione Europea”, Moneta e Credito, Vol. 64 n. 256 (2011), 297-318.
134. “Women, capital and labour accumulation in Asia”, Monthly Review, January 2012,
Vol 63 Issue 8, pp 1-15.
135. “Redefining development and quality of life: New economic strategies in Ecuador”,
Economic and Political Weekly, Vol XLVII No 7, February 18, 2012, pp 37-43.
136. “Development” in Bhupinder S. Chimni and Siddharth Mallavarapu, eds.
International Relations: Perspectives for the Global South, New Delhi:
Pearson/Dorling Kindersley, 2012.
137. “The emerging Left in the ‘emerging’ world”, Economic and Political Weekly, June
16, 2012, Vol XLVII no 24, pp 33-37.
138.“Left regimes in Latin America: Economic aspects of the attempt to create ‘21st
century Socialism’”, The Marxist, Vol XXVIII No 2, April June 2012, pp29-49.
139.“Speculation on Commodities Futures Markets and Destabilization of Global Food
Prices: Exploring the Connections”, International Journal of Health Services, 2012,
Volume 42, Number 3, Pages 465–483, 2012 (with Robert Pollin and James Heintz).
140. “Accumulation strategies and human development in India”, Agrarian South:
Journal of Political Economy, 2012, Vol 1 No 1, pp 43-64.
141. “The Asian financial crisis, financial restructuring and the problem of contagion”,
in Martin H. Wolfson and Gerald E. Epstein, eds. The Handbook of the Political
Economy of Financial Crises, Oxford University Press 2013, pp 311-325 (with C. P.
142. "Should rich countries stop sending development aid to India?" British Medical
Journal, January 2013, 346:f78
143." Growth and emergent constraints in the Indian economy in the context of global
uncertainty", in Industrialization of China and India: The impacts on the world
economy, Routledge (Taylor and Francis) 2013 (edited by Nobuharu Yokokawa,
Jayati Ghosh and Robert E. Rowthorn
144. Economic Crises and Women’s Work: Exploring progressive strategies in a rapidly
changing global environment, New York: UN Women.
145. "Crisis and beyond: Debating gender justice in Asia", in Rashidah Shuib, Noraida
Endut and Diana Wong (eds) Gender Justice in Asia, Penerbit USM Press, Penang
Malaysia July 2013.
146. “Economic integration and global crises: A perspective from the developing
world”, in Heiner Flassbeck (ed) Act Now! A global manifest for economic policy,
Palgrave Macmillan New York, August 2013.
147. “Development in a time of financial crises: How good is the bad news? A note on
re-orienting macroeconomic policies”, in Byasdeb Dasgupta ed., Non-Mainstream
Dimensions of Global Political Economy: Essays in honour of Sunanda Sen,
Routledge, 2013.
148.“Microfinance and the challenge of financial inclusion for development
Cambridge Journal of Economics 2013; Vol 37, 1203–1219, October, doi:
149. “A brief empirical note on the recent behaviour of factor shares in national
income”, Global and Local Economic Review, Vol 17 No 1 pp 143-152, Special
Issue in honour of Anwar Shaikh, October 2013.
150. "Towards a policy framework for reducing inequalities", Development, October
151. “Trade, employment and growth trajectories in developing Asia”, in Sunanda Sen
and Anjan Chakrabarti (eds) Development on Trial: Shrinking space for the
periphery, Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan, 2013 (with C. P. Chandrasekhar).
152. “Financial crises and their gendered employment impact: Emerging trends and past
experiences”, in Rania Antonoupoulos (ed) Gender Perspectives and Gender
Impacts of the Global Economic Crisis, Routledge, New York 2014.
153.“Notes of an atheist on religion and economics”, Symposium on Religion and
economics, Econ Journal Watch, Vol 12, Issue 2, May 2014, pp 166-169.
154. “Growth, industrialization and inequality in India”, in Journal of Asia Pacific
Economy, Special Issue in memory of Melanie Beresford on Globalisation,
industrialisation and labour markets in Asia, edited by Rajah Rasiah, November 14,
2014, (ID: 974316 DOI:10.1080/13547860.2014.974316)
155. "Macroeconomic processes and economic inequalities in India", in Combating
Inequality: Opportunities for Economic and Political Change, edited by Alexander
Gallas, Hansjörg Herr, Frank Hoffer and Christoph Scherrer, Routledge, London,
156. “Can employment schemes work? The case of the rural employment guarantee in
India”, in Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, ed., Contributions to Economic Theory, Policy,
Development and Finance: Essays in Honour of Jan A. Kregel, New York: Palgrave
Macmillan 2015.
157. “Piketty and the resurgence of patrimonial capitalism”, Real World Economics
Review, Symposium on Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century, Issue 69, 2014.
158.“The curious case of the jobs that did not appear: Structural change, employment
and social patterns in India”, Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol 57 No 1,
2014, pp1-18.
159.“Who works in India? The implications of defining work in the Indian statistical
system”, in Labour and Development: Essays in honour of T.S. Papola, ed, Rajendra
Prasad Mamgain, Academic Foundation. New Delhi. 2016.
160.“Capturing work: The journey of the National Sample Survey Organisation”, in
Sarvekshana, Journal of the National Sample Survey Office, Special 100th issue,
March 2016.
161. “Beyond the MDGs: A Southern perspective on a Global New Deal”, Journal of
International Development, Vol 27, 320–329, March 2016.
162. “Deep cuts to India’s health spending will delay universal access to healthcare”,
British Medical Journal, March 2015, BMJ 2015;350:h1632 doi: 10.1136/bmj.h1632
163.“The economics of violence and the violence of economics” in Kalpana Kannabiran,
ed Violence Studies, Orient Blackswan, 2016.
164.“The creation of the next imperialism: The institutional architecture”, Monthly
Review, Vol 67 No 3, July-August 2015, pp 146-158.
165. “Introduction” and “Michal Kalecki”, in Elgar Handbook of Alternative Theories of
Economic Development, Edward Elgar, London, 2016
166. “Time poverty and the poverty of economics”, METU Studies in Development,
Special Issue in honour of Fikret Senses, Vol 43, No 1, April 2016.
167. “Introduction” in Women, Gender and Work (Volume 2): Social choices and
inequalities, (volume co-edited with Mark Lansky, Dominique Meda and Uma Rani,
2016, Geneva: International Labour Office.
168. “Indian capitalism in the global context”, in The Rejuvenation of Political
Economy, edited by Nobuharu Yokokawa, Kiichiro Yagi, Hiroyasu Uemura and
Richard Westra, Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge 2016.
169. “The role of labour market and sectoral policies in promoting more and better jobs
in low middle income countries: Issues, evidence and policy options: The case of
India”, Employment Working Paper No 206, ILO: Geneva
170.“The economics of violence and the violence of economics”, in Violence Studies
edited by Kalpana Kannabiran, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016.
171.“Macroeconomic processes and economic inequalities in India”, in Combating
Inequality: The Global North and South, edited by Alexander Gallas, Hansjoerg
Herr, Frank Hoffer and Christoph Scherrer, Abingdon Oxford: Routledge 2016.
172.“Inequality in India: Drivers and consequences” World Social Science Report 2016,
Paris: UNESCO and International Social Science Congress.
173. “Trumponomics and the developing world”, Real World Economic Review No 79,
Special Issue on “Trumponomics: Causes and Consequences”, March 2017, pp 2934.
174. “On anti-national economics”, in Rohit Azad, Janaki Nair, Mohinder Singh and
Mallarika Sinha Roy, eds., What the Nation Really Needs to Know, New Delhi:
Harper Collins, 2017.
175.“Globalization and the end of the labour aristocracy”, Dollars and Sense, MarchApril 2017.
176.“Global disorder and the rise of finance: Implications for the development project”,
in Mapping a New World Order: The Rest Beyond the West edited by Vladimir
Popov and Piotr Dutkiewicz, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2017.
177. “Decent work and the care economy: Recognising, rewarding, reducing and
redistributing care work”, ILO Working Paper 2017, Geneva.
178. “Indian agriculture after liberalisation” (with Abhijit Sen), Bangladesh
Development Studies Vol. XXXX, A, March-June 2017, Nos. 1 & 2, pp 53-71.
179.“Brexit and the economics of political change in developed countries”,
Globalizations, June 2017, Vol 14 No 6, pp 830-839.
180. “The political economy of being ‘modern’ in 21st century India”, in Leila
Choukroune and Parul Bhandari, eds., Exploring Indian Modernities: Ideas and
Practice, New Delhi: Springer, 2018.
181. “The financialization of finance? Demonetization and the dubious push to
cashlessness in India”, (with C. P. Chandrasekhar) Development and Change, Dec
2017, Vol 49 No 2, pp 420-436.
182. “The 2000s and beyond: From the MDGs to the SDGs in a rapidly changing world”
in Jose Antonio Ocampo, Anis Chowdhury and Diana Alarcon, eds, The World
Economy Through the Lens of the United Nations, New York: Oxford University
Press, 2018.
183. “A note on estimating income inequality across countries using PPP exchange
rates”, Economic and Labour Relations Review, Special Issue in memory of Anthony
B. Atkinson, 2018, Vol. 29(1) 24–37
184.“Global instability and the development project: Is the 21st century different?”,
European Journal of Economics and Economic Policy, Sep 2018, Vol 15 No 2, pp
185.“Structural Change in the World Economy with a Decay in Advanced Countries:
Comment on Makoto Itoh.”, Japanese Political Economy, October 2018, Vol 42,
Issues 1-4, pp 4-20.
186. “A decade of speculation”, (with C. P. Chandrasekhar) in Economic and Labour
Relations Review, Vol 29 No 4, 2018, pp 410-427.
187.“Decoupling is a myth: Asian capitalism in the global disarray”, in Leo Panitch and
Greg Albo, eds., The World Turned Upside Down: Socialist Register 2019, London:
The Merlin Press, 2018.
188. “A brave new world? Or the same old story with new characters?” Development
and Change March 2019, Vol 50 No 2, pp 379-393.
189.“The uses and abuses of inequality” in Journal of Human Development and
Capabilities, Special Issue on honour of Amartya Sen, April 2019, Vol 20 No 2, pp
190.“Introduction” (as Guest Editor) and “Gendered labour markets and capitalist
accumulation”, Japanese Political Economy, Vol 44, pp 1-6 and 25-41, May 2019.
191.“Inequality as the challenge to the SDGs in South Asia” in Suraj Kumar and Nitya
Khemka, eds. South Asia and the SDG Agenda, London: Routledge Taylor and
Francis 2019.
192.“Inequality in India: Drivers and consequences”, in Mustafa Talpur, ed. Tackling
Extreme Inequality: Lessons from Asia, Bloomsbury, 2019.
193. “Policy Reform from the Early 1990s and Changes in Health Status in India: 1991–
2016” (with C. P. Chandrasekhar) in Vladimir Popov, ed When Life Expectancy is
Falling: Mortality crises in post-Communist countries in a global context, Nova
Science Publishers 2020.
194.“Insecurity of women workers and the chimera of formality in India”, with C. P.
Chandrasekhar, Nancy Yadav and Shreya Sharma, in Informal Women Workers in
the Global South: Policies and Practices for the Formalisation of Women's
Employment in Developing Economies (edited volume), Routledge Taylor and
Francis, forthcoming 2020.
195. “Global inequality in a time of pandemic”, in Real World Economic Review, Issue
92, June 2020.
196. “A critique of the Indian government’s Covid-19 response”, Journal of Industrial
and Business Economics, Special issue on Covid-19 pandemic, July 2020. 47(3),
519-530 https://doi.org/10.1007/s40812-020-00170-x
197. “Digital challenges for developing countries”, in “Recover Better: Economic and
Social Challenges and Opportunities”, United Nations, New York, July 2020.
198. “Public employment for public purpose”, chapter in India Exclusion Report 2020,
New Delhi.
Sponsored projects since 2000:
1. IDPAD/ICSSR Project on “The intertwining of sustainable development and employment:
A comparative study of India and the European Union” - Local Project Director. Partner
institution: Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Duration: January 1999 to
March 2002. Project completed and submitted April 2002.
2. Planning Commission/Institute for Human Development Project on “Droughtproofing
Chhattisgarh: Water policy and implementation strategy” – Project Director. Duration:
June 2001-December 2002. Project completed and submitted January 2003.
3. IDPAD/ICSSR Project on “ICT and development: Comparative experience of India and
the EU” – Chief Researcher. Partner institution: Delft University of Technology, The
Netherlands. Duration: 2004-06.
4. CBGA Project sponsored by Ministry of Rural Development and UNDP on
“Implementation of NREGA in selected districts in Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh,
Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh”, May-October 2006.
5. Economic Research Foundation Project on “The implications of the rise on China and India
on other economies of developing Asia”, 2008-09.
6. Economic Research Foundation Project on “Re-regulating finance” 2009-10
7. ICSSR Project on “Research and Explorations in Economics”, edited volume on “India and
the International Economy”, submitted December 2012.
8. ICSSR Project on “Regional financial and regulatory cooperation: A study of prospects and
potential based on the experience of the Asian region”, April 2013-March 2015.
9. AIBOC Project on “Indian banking: Present day challenges and alternatives for the future”,
July 2017 to January 2018.
10. Cross-country research project on “Gender implications of formalising the informal sector”
supported by Open Society Foundations, January 2018 to October 2019.
11. “Women in public employment in India”, supported by IWWAGE, October 2019September 2020.
Other writings:
1. Column Policy Watch in Economic and Political Weekly between 1991 and 1996.
2. Regular fortnightly column Preoccupations, on current affairs, in Frontline magazine from
12. Regular fortnightly column Macroscan in Businessline newspaper on macro-economic
issues from 1997 to present (with C. P. Chandrasekhar)
13. Regular column on current economic matters in Bengali newspaper Ganashakti, February
14. Regular column on economic issues and current affairs in Deccan Chronicle, 2001-2011.
15. Regular column on economic issues and current affairs in Asian Age, 2005-10.
16. Columns in The Guardian Newspaper and Guardian Development Blog, London, UK
17. Co-editor and blogger, Triple Crisis Blog. www.triplecrisis.com
18. Western music critic, Times of India 1988-1998.
19. Monthly column for Project Syndicate, 2018 to present.
20. Blog: http://www.networkideas.org/jayati-blog/
Research Supervision:
I have supervised research for 43 M. Phil. Dissertations and 32 Ph.D. dissertations. I am
currently supervising the research work of 2 M. Phil. students and 3 Ph. D. students.
Other professional activities:
Research and dissemination bodies:
1. Executive Secretary, International Development Economics Associates (This is an
international network devoted to promoting research and dissemination of heterodox
perspectives in economics, website www.networkideas.org) 2002 to present.
2. Founding Trustee, Economic Research Foundation, New Delhi. (This is a non-profit
trust engaged in research and dissemination of progressive economics. It currently
manages the economics and policy-related websites: www.networkideas.org,
www.macroscan.org, and www.atisweb.org, in addition to undertaking other research
and dissemination work.) 2000 to present.
Policy advice and related activities:
1. Member, National Knowledge Commission, (reporting to the Prime Minister)
Government of India, 2005–2009.
2. Member of State Planning Board, Government of Tripura, 2013-16.
3. Chairperson, Commission on Farmers’ Welfare, Government of Andhra Pradesh,
Hyderabad, 2004
4. Member of High Level Advisory Board for Economic and Social Affairs, United
Nations, New York, 2018 to present
5. Member, International Commission for Reform for International Corporate Taxation,
www.icrict.org, 2018 to present.
6. Member, Commission for Global Economic Transformation, Institute for New
Economic Thinking, New York, Octo 2019 to present.
7. Member of Board, International Association for Feminist Economics, 2020-2022.
8. Member, Working Group on Social Justice and Inclusion, World Leadership Alliance
and Club de Madrid Policy Dialogue 2020
9. Distinguished Fellow, National Foundation for India, New Delhi, 2020-22.
10. Chairperson, Review team for Country Strategy Programme of Action Aid India, report
submitted December 2010
11. Member of Global Advisory Board, Ministry of Labour, Government of Saudi Arabia,
May 2014 – December 2015.
12. Member of International Advisory Board, UNDP Independent Evaluation Office,
13. Member of Steering Committee for Labour and Employment for the XIth Plan,
Planning Commission, Government of India
14. Member of Steering Committee for Education for the XIth Plan, Planning
Commission, Government of India.
15. Member of Group of Feminist Economists for the XIth Plan, Planning Commission,
Government of India.
16. Member of Task Force on Agricultural Technology, Planning Commission,
Government of India. November 2004-February 2005
17. Member of Board, Focus on the Global South, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok,
Thailand, 2006-10.
18. Member, Advisory Board on Human Development Report, Government of Madhya
19. Member, Expert Group on Human Development, Government of Karnataka
20. Member of Human Development Report Advisory Panel 2011-13, UNDP New York.
21. Member of Group of Feminist Economists for the XIIth Plan, Planning Commission,
Government of India
22. Member of Governing Body, Action Aid India, 2014 – present.
23. Member of International Advisory Committee of Global Alliance for Green and
Gender Action. August 2016-17.
24. Team Leader, Assessment of Development Results of UNDP Indian Country
Programme, 2011.
25. Member of Policy Centre Advisory Group, The British Academy, London, UK.
26. Member of Global Development Advisory Panel, The Guardian Newspaper, London.
Research evaluation, academic extension and related activities:
1. Member, Committee for Evaluation of Research of the International Labour
Organisation, Geneva 2007
2. Member of Research Review Group, International Labour Office, Geneva
Switzerland, November 2014 to present.
3. Team Leader, Assessment of Development Results of UNDP Indian Country
Programme, 2011.
4. Member of Advisory Board of the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre,
University of York, England, 2018 to present.
5. Member of Advisory Board of Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University
College London, 2018 to present.
6. Member of Academic Evaluation Team for Economics at New School University,
New York, November 2018.
7. Member of Editorial Board, PSL Quarterly Review, Rome, 2014 onwards.
8. Member of Research Assessment Board, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague,
Netherlands, October 2014.
9. Chairperson of Research Evaluation Team, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague,
Netherlands, October 2017.
10. Member of Economics Academic Programme Review Committee, New School of
Social research, New School University New York, Nov 2018-Feb 2019.
11. Member of Jury, International Trade Research Award, Eximbank, Bombay, 2014-16.
12. Member, Governing Board, Action Aid India, 2016 to present.
13. Member of Research Advisory Board, Council for Social Development, New Delhi
14. Member of Board, Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability, New Delhi,
15. Member of Governing Council, National University of Educational Planning and
Administration, New Delhi.
16. Member of Governing Body, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India, 201216.
17. Member of Governing Body, Satyawati College, University of Delhi, 2001-03 and
18. Member of Governing Body, Motilal Nehru College, University of Delhi, 2003-06
19. Member of Editorial Board, International Labour Review, Geneva, 2010-present
20. Member of International Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Agrarian Change,
21. Member of International Advisory Board, Centre for Poverty and Development
Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
22. Member of International Advisory Board, The Economic and Labour Relations
Review, 2012 – present.
23. Member of Executive Council, Central University of Tamil Nadu, 2010-13.
24. Member of Executive Council, University of Kashmir, 2011-13.
25. Member of Advisory Group on Post-2015 Global Thematic Consultation on
Inequalities, UN Women and UNICEF.
26. Member of Editorial Board, World Economic Review, 2011 – present
27. Member of Editorial Board, Review of Social Economy, 2013 onwards.
28. Member of Editorial Board, Journal of International Development, 2013 onwards.
29. Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 2014 – present.
30. Member of Editorial Board, Review of Keynesian Economics, 2015 – present.
31. Member of Scientific Committee, Comparative Research Programme on Poverty
(CROP) Bergen, Norway, 2015 –present.
32. Member of Governing Body and Committee of Direction, Centre for Development
Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, 2014 – 2018.
Academic Extension Activities:
1. Have lectured in Refresher Courses organised by the Academic Staff College of JNU since
its inception, and been Academic Co-ordinator of the Economics Refresher Course for
several years.
2. Have served as referee for articles appearing in the following journals: Cambridge Journal
of Economics, Development and Change, Journal of Development Studies, International
labour Review, World Development, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Indian
Journal of Labour Economics, Feminist Economics, World Economic Review.
3. Am currently serving on the Editorial Boards of the following journals: International
Labour Review, Journal of Agrarian Change, World Economic Review, Journal of
International Development, Review of Social Economy, Journal of Post Keynesian
Economics, Review of Keynesian Economics.
4. Have lectured in various academic institutions in India, including colleges and institutes of
Delhi University, Calcutta University, Central University of Hyderabad, Osmania
University, Centre for Development Studies Thiruvananthapuram, University of Mumbai,
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Lucknow University, etc.
5. Director, Women’s Studies Programme, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2002-04.
Non-Academic Activities
Honorary Secretary, Delhi Music Society, New Delhi, 1990-2000.
Vice-President and Chairperson, School Committee, Delhi Music Society, 2000-02 and 2010
– present.
Music critic (western classical music) Times of India 1986 to 1996.
Regular monthly illustrated lectures on western classical music, Impromptu/Interlude, Max
Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi, since 1996.
Consultancy work:
Part-time Consultant for the following organisations: ILO, UNDP, UNCTAD, UN-ESCAP,
UNRISD, UNICEF, UNIFEM, UN-DESA, ADB, Commonwealth Secretariat, Mahbub ul Haq
Human Development Centre, UN Women, FAO.
Some projects undertaken in recent years:
1. For UN-ESCAP, Bangkok, 1998: Paper on “Economic liberalisation and women in the
Asis-Pacific region”, presented as Background Paper for Regional Meeting on
Globalisation and Women, Bangkok, May 1998.
2. For ILO, Geneva, 1998: Paper on “Assessment of Reform Process in South Asia on
Employment and other Social Variables”, presented at Meeting in New Delhi in December
3. For UNDP, New York, 1999: Background Paper on “Rules of economic integration and
human rights” for Human Development Report, 2000.
4. For Asian Development Bank, Manila, 1999: Paper on “Trends in economic participation
and poverty of women in the Asia-Pacific region”, presented at Beijing Plus Five Review,
conference, Bangkok, August 1999.
5. For UNRISD, Geneva , 2000-01: Paper on “Globalisation, export-oriented employment
and social policy: A case study of India”
6. For Mahbub Ul Haq Human Development Centre, Pakistan 2000: Chapter on India for
South Asia Human Development Report Issue on Globalisation.
7. For UNICEF, New York, 2000-01: Paper on “Harnessing technological progress fro
children” for project on “Harnessing Globalisation for Children” co-ordinated by Andrea
Cornia and Eva Jespersen.
8. For WHO, Geneva, 2001-02: Paper on “Medical knowledge as a global public good for
9. For Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre, 2002: Chapter on India for South Asia
Human Development Report Issue on Agriculture.
10. For DFID, India, 2002: Public sector restructuring in West Bengal: Contribution on labour
and social implications
11. For ADB, Manila, 2002: India Gender Country Study
12. For ILO, Geneva, 2002: Study on Macroeconomic policies and labour market outcomes in
13. For Mahbub Ul Haq Human Development Centre, 2003: Chapter on India for South Asia
Human Development Report Issue on Employment
14. For UNDP, Planning Commission, GoI and Government of West Bengal, 2002-04: West
Bengal Human Development Report (Report writer)
15. For UNDP, New York: Thematic study on trade liberalisation and the macroeconomics of
poverty reduction, 2004.
16. For UNDP, New Delhi: Background chapter on the Movement of Natural Persons and
Human Development, for Regional HDR on Trade and Human Development, 2004.
17. For UNDP, New York: Micro-macro linkages in poverty reduction strategies and
programmes in South Asia, 2004.
18. For UNDP, New York: Background Paper for HDR 2005 on trade liberalisation and
agriculture in India.
19. For ILO New Delhi: Paper on productivity and incomes in Indian agriculture, 2005.
20. For UN-DESA New York: Guidance Notes on Macroeconomic policies in developing
countries, September 2006.
21. For ILO Geneva: Member of Committee to review ILO Research, 2007.
22. For UNRISD Geneva: Paper on Growth, structural change and macroeconomic policies,
completed October 2008.
23. For UN-DESA, New York: Paper on Growth and poverty reduction in China and India.
24. For UNDP, Colombo: Synthesis Study of Impact of financial crisis in Asia, SeptemberNovember 2009.
25. For UN Division for Advancement of Women, New York: Report for Expert Group
Meeting on Gender and the MDGs, December 2009.
26. For UN DESA, New York: Background Paper for 2010 ECOSOC Thematic Discussion,
on “Current global and national trends and challenges and their impact on gender equality
and empowerment of women”, Jan-Feb 2010.
27. For UNCTAD, Geneva, Background papers for Trade and Development Report 2010:
“Economic liberalisation and organised sector employment in India” and “Employment
trends in post-crisis economies in Asia” (with C. P. Chandrasekhar).
28. For UN-DESA, New York, Background Paper for World Social Situation 2010, on “Fiscal
responses to crisis” (with C. P. Chandrasekhar).
29. For UNDP Evaluation Office, New York, Assessment of Development Results for UNDP
India Country Programme, 2011.
30. For UNCTAD, Background Paper for Trade and Development Report 2012, on
“Inequalities in South Asia”.
31. For UN Women, Paper on “Economic crises and women’s work: Exploring progressive
strategies in a rapidly changing global environment”, September 2012
32. For UNDP Evaluation Office, New York, Evaluation of UNDP Strategic Plan 2008-12.
33. For UN Women, Paper on “Women and domestic work: Creating conditions for decent
work”, November 2012.
34. For UNCTAD, Chapter on “Conceptual framework for policies for employment generation
in LDCs” for LDC Report 2013.
35. For UN-DESA, Preparation of Report on World Social Situation 2013: Inequality Matters,
June-November 2013.
36. For UN Women, Paper on “Meeting the MDGs: A gender perspective”, SeptemberOctober 2013.
37. For ILO Geneva, Paper on “Impact of the MNREGA in India”, January 2014.
38. For FAO Rome, Paper on “Social protection programmes in India”, February 2014.
39. For UNCTAD, Inter-regional Advisor assisting in advising governments on
macroeconomic and financial policies 2014, 2015, 2016.
40. For ILO New Delhi, Paper on “The role of labour market and sectoral policies in promoting
more and better jobs in low and middle income countries: Issues, evidence and policy
options in India”, December 2014.
41. For ILO Geneva, Paper on “Decent work and the care economy: Recognising, rewarding,
reducing and redistributing care work”, September 2016.
42. For UNCTAD, Geneva, Part of team for preparation of Trade and Development Report
43. For UNDP, New York, “Asian approaches to tackling inequality”, Background note for
Human Development Report 2019.
Special/Memorial lectures since 2009
1. V. P. Chinthan Memorial lecture, Chennai 23 October 2009
2. Naren Sen Memorial Lecture, Kolkata 8 November 2009
3. Brajamohan Sarma Memorial Lecture, Guwahati 2 October 2010 “The political economy
of hunger in 21st century India”
4. Acceptance Speech for ILO Decent Work Research Prize, International Labour
Organisation Geneva, 11 November 2011 “Towards an employment-led strategy for
economic development”
5. Lancet Lecture 2011, University College London “Economic growth and women’s health
outcomes: A deepening divide?” 28 November 2011
6. Ralph Miliband Lecture, London School of Economics, London, on “The emerging Left
in the ‘emerging’ world”, 28 May 2012
7. Financialisation and Development Series Closing Lecture on “Development in a time of
financial crisis: How good is the bad news?” , International Institute of Social Studies,
Erasmus University, The Hague, Netherlands, 12 June 2012
8. Lectio Magistralis, on “Social protection and development for a better world”, Lelio
Basso Foundation, Rome, 15 June 2012.
9. Special Lecture on “The global economic crisis and alternative economic trajectories”,
Festival Internazionale, Ferrara, Italy, 5 October 2012.
10. K. Ramachandran Nair Memorial Lecture on “Prospects for global capitalism”,
University of Kerala, Trivandrum, 8 February 2013.
11. Special lecture on "The economic context of violence against women in India",
Savitribhai Phule Centre for Women's Studies, University of Pune, 18 March 2013.
12. Plenary Address on "Food crisis and financial speculation in commodities: The
implications for Africa", Nyerere Intellectual Festival, University of Dar es Salaam,
Tanzania, 10-12 April 2013.
13. Special Public Lecture at the Annual Congress of the Indian Academy of Sciences,
“Demographic dividend or ticking time bomb?”, Chandigarh, 8 November 2013.
14. Presidential Address, 55th Annual Conference of the Indian Society for Labour
Economics, JNU, New Delhi Dec 16-18 2013, on “The curious case of the jobs that did
not appear: Structural change, employment and social patterns in India”, 16 December
15. United Nations Public Lecture, “The invisible workers: Rights, justice and dignity for
domestic workers”, UN India, Scope Convention Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, 1
March 2014.
16. Jyoti Basu Centenary Lecture, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, 12 March 2014
17. KR Narayanan Memorial Lecture, "The uses of otherness: Making sense of inclusion and
exclusion in India's development", 27 March 2014, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
18. Michael Sprinker Memorial Lecture, “In search of the Indian Bourgeoisie: On the trail of
Michael Sprinker following Proust”, Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata, 1 August
19. TG Narayanan Memorial Lecture, “Time poverty and the poverty of economics”, Asian
College of Journalism, Chennai, 11 December 2014.
20. Acceptance speech for Malcolm Adisheshaiah Award, “Emerging markets and
development – is there a contradiction?”, 21 November 2015, Madras Institute of
Development Studies, Chennai.
21. “The future of work”, Special Forum at International Labour Office, Geneva, 19 January
22. IDS Lecture, “Growth and inequality in India and China”, University of Sussex, 1 July
23. “The uses and abuses of inequality”, Amartya Sen Lecture, Human Development and
Capability Association Annual Conference, Cape Town South Africa, 6 September 2017
24. “The enigma of employment generation” Foundation Day Lecture, Jadavpur University
Kolkata, 9 January 2018.
25. Sam Moyo Memorial Lecture, “Rethinking social sciences in the developing world”, New
Delhi 21 February 2018.
26. “Public education in a neoliberal economy”, Annual Lecture for Bharat Gyan Vigyan
Samiti, Ranchi Jharkhand, 7 April 2018.
27. “The role of government in employment generation”, Annual Public Lecture for Vichar
Vivedh Manch, Pune, 12 January 2019.
28. “The roots of the agrarian crisis in India and the way forward”, Foundation Day Lecture,
AN Sinha Institute Patna, 31 January 2019.
29. “The economic implications of universal child grants”, ILO-UNCEF Social Protection
Convention, Geneva 6 February 2019.
30. Opening and closing plenary addresses at International Social Forum, UK Labour Party
and SOAS, University of London, 13-14 June 2019.
31. Special address on “Care, the macroeconomy and women’s work”, Khazanah Research
Institute, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, 3 October 2019.
Participation in International Conferences since 2009:
1. Panel discussion on “Global economic crisis”, The Guardian Newspaper, London, U.K., 2
March 2009.
2. Presentation on “The crisis and developing Asia” at Attac Conference on “The end of
capitalism?”, Berlin, Germany 6-8 March 2009.
3. Organized IDEAs conference on “The decline of neoliberalism” at Tata Institute of
Social Sciences, Mumbai, India on 13-15 March and presented paper on “The global
financial crisis and the developing world”.
4. Organised IDEAs conference on “Re-regulating finance in the light of global crisis”,
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 9-11 April 2009, and presented paper on “The
unnatural coupling: Food and global finance”.
5. Papers on at International Seminar on “Managing Cross-Border Finance Under Increasing
Uncertainty”, Centre for Banking Studies, central Bank of Sri Lanka, Colombo 27-29
May 2009.
6. Paper on “Food and global finance” for Festival of the Economy, Council of Trento, 31
May-2 June 2009
7. Paper on “The food crisis and global finance”, Conference on “Triple Crisis”, Res
Publica and Norwegian parliament, Oslo, 25-26 June 2009
8. Presentations and Papers to “International Working Group on Gender, International
Economics and Macroeconomics”, Levy Institute of Bard College, New York 2-10 July
9. Paper on “National development strategy for Vietnam”, Roundtable on “Formulation of
Socio-Economic Development Strategy 2011-2020”, Government of Vietnam, Hanoi, 1516 August 2009
10. Paper on “Food fragility in the current international context”, The Other Canon
Conference, Tallinn Estonia, 15-16 October 2009
11. Keynote Speaker at Bristol Schumacher Conference, Bristol, U.K., 17 October 2009
12. Keynote speaker at Conference on “Crisis of capitalism, crisis of development?”,
International Institute of Social Studies Foundation Day, The Hague, Netherlands, 4
November 2009.
13. Keynote presentation on “Developing Asia’s responses to the global financial crisis”, at
UNDP Regional Workshop on the Impact of the Global Financial Crisis, Singapore
University, 30 November 2009.
14. Presentations on “Capital in crisis” and “Issues of sustainability: Agriculture and the
Environment” at Conference on Marxist Theory and Practice, organized by Ho Chi Minh
Political Academy and Monthly Review Group, Hanoi, Vietnam, 14-17 December 2009.
15. Organised IDEAs International Conference on “Regulating finance in the changed
context”, Muttukadu, Tamil Nadu 25-27 January 2010.
16. Organised IDEAs International Conference on “The Global Economy: Recovery or
Bubble?”, New Delhi, 29-30 January 2010.
17. Paper on “The impact of the global financial crisis on developing Asia”, at Conference
on “The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis” International Poverty Centre, Beijing
China, 4-5 February 2010.
18. Presentation on “Accumulation and transformation in the globalised Indian economy”,
Seminar on “Neoliberalism, Secularism and the Future of the Left in India”, Columbia
University, New York, USA, 1 April 2010.
19. Seminar on “India and the global financial crisis”, Amherst College, Massachusetts,
USA, 5 April 2010.
20. Seminar on “The impact of financial speculation on commodity prices in developing
countries”, Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics,
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA, 6 April 2010.
21. Seminar on “The unnatural coupling: Food and global finance”, Harvard University,
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 9 April 2010.
22. Presentation on “The global crisis and developing Asia: Implications for livelihood and
poverty”, at Conference on Development Strategies for Poverty Reduction, University of
Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 20-21 April 2010.
23. Lead speaker at Plenary Session on “Rethinking global governance: Towards trade and
financial reforms to support development”, UNCTAD Public Symposium on
“Responding to Global Crisis: New Development Paths”, Geneva Switzerland, 10-11
May 2010.
24. Inaugural Lecture at 25th Anniversary Conference of Centre for Women’s Studies,
Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1 August 2010
25. Presentation at workshop on “Reforming Global Finance”, IDEAs and Ford Foundation,
Bali Indonesia, 25-26 September 2010
26. Presentation at Panel on Global Changes in Conference in Memory of Victor Kiernan,
South Asia Studies Centre, University of Cambridge, England, 22 October 2010.
27. Paper on “Commodity speculation and food prices” World Development Movement,
Conway Hall, London, England, 25 October 2010.
28. Paper on “Global equity in a new economic model: What conditions do development
pathways in the South set for the Great Transition in the North”, New Economics
Foundation, London England, 26 October 2010.
29. Paper on “Emergent constraints on Indian growth and the global economic crisis”,
Conference on “China, India and the global economy”, Musashi University, Tokyo,
Japan, 23 November 2010.
30. Keynote Address on “Global crisis and beyond: Debating gender justice in Asia” for
Congress of Asian Association of Women’s Studies, Penang, Malaysia, 9 December
31. Paper on “Development banking in India”, at conference on “Financial institutions for
innovation and development: Brazil and India”, MINDS, Rio de Janeiro, 22-23 March
32. Discussant at workshop on “Financial Stability and Financial Governance in Brazil” São
Paulo School of Economics of Getulio Vargas Foundation, 24-25 March 2011.
33. Presentation at conference on “Imperialism in the age of global finance”, Columbia
University, New York, 28-29 March 2011.
34. Ragnar Nurkse Visiting Professor in Development Economics, Tallinn University of
technology, Tallinn, Estonia, 16-15 May 2011.
35. Presentation on “Implications of regulating commodity markets in the United States and
European Union”, Conference on “Proposals and Actions to Make Financial Reforms
Effective for Systemic Resilience and Sustainable growth”, Fondazione Sylos-Labini,
Rome, Italy, 1-2 June 2011.
36. Panelist at High level Roundtable on “Employment and Social Justice in a Globalising
Economy”, International Labour Congress, ILO, Geneva, 13 June 2011.
37. Paper on “Accumulation and insecurity in dynamic Asian economies” at “The Future of
Capitalism: A conference in honour of G. C. Harcourt”, Cambridge Journal of
Economics, Robinson College Cambridge, 25-26 June 2011.
38. Lectures on “Growth, employment and poverty reduction in India”, ToIndia Summer
School, University of Turin, Italy, 4-6 July 2011.
39. Presentation on “International Financial Flows in Historical Perspective: From Capital
Accounts to ‘Efficient Allocation’ to Financialisation and Financial Crises “ in GEMIWG International Networking Programme on Engendering Macroeconomics and
International Economics, First European Workshop, Istanbul Technical University,
Istanbul, Turkey 14-15 October 2011.
40. Presentation on “Food, fuel and financial crises” in Symposium on Gender and Financial
Crisis in Europe, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul Turkey, 17 October 2011.
41. Presentation on “"Knowledge, mobility and solidarity: instruments of emancipation", Pio
Manzu Foundation Conference on “A Century for Women”, Rimini, Italy, 21 October
42. Presentations “Financial regulation and commodity markets” at International Workshop
on “New directions in financial regulation” organised by the Centre for Banking Studies
of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and IDEAs, 22-25 November 2011, Colombo, Sri
43. The Lancet Lecture 2011, University College London “Economic growth and women’s
health outcomes: A deepening divide?” 28 November 2011
44. Closing Plenary Lecture at Codesria General Assembly, Rabat Morocco 5-9 December
2011, “Developing countries in a rapidly changing world economy”
45. Presentation on “Speculation in commodity markets and the global food crisis”, Vienna
Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw), Vienna Austria, 13 December 2011
46. Presentation on “Demography and migration: Challenges and opportunities” OKB
Roundtable, Osterreich Kontrolbank, Vienna Austria, 15-16 December 2011
47. Presentations at Conference on “State form and plurinationalism: Economic strategies”,
organized by Senplades (Ministry of Planning and Development), Government of
Ecuador, Quito Ecuador,9-13 January 2012.
48. Organised IDEAs Conference on “The global economy in a time of uncertainty:
Capitalist trajectories and progressive alternatives”, and made a presentation on
“Changing global production structures”, Muttukadu, Tamil Nadu, 24-26 January 2012.
49. Paper on “Inclusive growth strategies for Myanmar” at Conference on “Development
Policy Alternatives for Myanmar”, Ministry of national Planning and Economic
development, Government of Myanmar and UN Country Office, Naypyitaw, Myanmar,
13-15 February 2012.
50. Presentation on “The TDR’s approach to development strategies” at Conference on
“Three decades of the Trade and Development Report”, UNCTAD Geneva, Switzerland,
20 February 2012.
51. Organised International Conference to celebrate 40 years of SSS, JNU on “Democracy,
pluralism and justice: Challenges for India in a changing world”, JNU, New Delhi, India,
29 February to 2 March 2012.
52. Presentations on “The future of capitalism” and “The implications of emerging global
powers” at Guardian Open Weekend, The Guardian Newspaper, London, UK, 24-25
March 2012.
53. Special Address on “BRICS Financial co-operation mechanisms” at BRICS Summit
2012 Annual Financial Forum, organized by Eximbank New Delhi, 28 March 2012, New
54. Presentations at Panel Discussions on “The future of industrial policy”, “Gender
empowerment and development”, “WTO and financial regulation” at UN Conference on
Trade and Development, (UNCTAD XIII) Doha, Qatar, 23-25 April 2012.
55. Presentation at Conference on “Lessons of the Argentine crisis and recovery”, CEDES,
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2-3 May 2012.
56. Presentation on “Structural change and employment patterns in India” at Conference on
“Economic Development in South, Southeast and East Asia: A retrospective and some
prospects”, Department of Economics and ASSRU, University of Trento, Italy, 25-26
May 2012.
57. Presentation on “Macroeconomic policies for recovery and growth in a world dominated
by finance”, SVIMEZ, Rome, Italy, 14 June 2012.
58. Presentation at IAFFE (International Association of Feminist Economists) Annual
Conference, University of Barcelona, Spain, 27-29 June 2012.
59. Plenary presentation on “Development in a time of financial crises” at AHE-IIPPE-FAPE
Conference on The Global Economy and the Outlook for Capitalism, University of ParisSorbonne-1, Paris, France, 5-7 July 2012
60. Plenary Lecture at International Seminar on “Central Banks: Payment systems and
financial inclusion”, Central Bank of Ecuador, Quito Ecuador 2 August 2012.
61. Presentation on “Appreciating diversity: Regulatory reform and banking practices in the
developed and developing worlds”, Ford Foundation and Paolo Sylos Labini
Associazione International Workshop on “The state and perspectives of financial reforms
worldwide: A comparative assessment”, Villasimius, Sardinia, 7-8 September 2012.
62. Presentation on “Microfinance and the challenge of financial inclusion for development”,
Annual Conference of the Central Bank of Argentina, Buenos Aires, 1-2 October 2012.
63. Presentation on “Growth, distribution and sustainability in the Indian economy”,
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Buenos Aires, 3 October
64. Address on “The crisis as opportunity”, Festival of Internazionale at Ferrara, Italy, 5
October 2012.
65. UN-ESCAP High-Level Dialogue on Post MDG Agenda, Meridien Hotel, New Delhi 19
October 2012.
66. Special address on “Impact of financial crisis on India and the role of co-operatives in the
recovery”, Co-operative Union, Kolkata 17 November 2012
67. Papers on “Economic liberalization in India” and “Finance and the food crisis”
FLACSO, Mexico City, 26-27 November 2012.
68. Presentation on “India in the BRICS”, Universidad National Autonomia de Mexico
(UNAM) Mexico City, 28 November 2012.
69. Presentation on “Growth, industrialisation and inequality in China and India”, El Colegio
de Mexico, Mexico City, 29 November 2012.
70. Keynote Address on “India’s growth model: Lessons, challenges and opportunities”, In
Conference on “Growth models and development in China and India”, University of
Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 10-11 December 2012.
71. Paper on “Microfinance and the illusion of development” at Conference on “Current
issues in financial regulation”, Renmin University, Beijing, China, 18-19 December 2012.
72. Keynote address on “Insurance regulation in a globalising economy and current concerns
in India”, Insurance Institute of India, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, 12 January
73. Presentation (via skype video conference) on “Economic crises and women’s work:
Exploring progressive strategies in a rapidly changing global environment” in IAFFEUN Women Symposium on “Critical perspectives on financial and economic crises: Why
gender matters”, New York , 21-22 January 2013.
74. Special Address to High-Level Leadership Meeting of UN Development Group Global
Thematic Consultation on Inequalities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, organised
by government of Denmark, Copenhagen, 19 February 2013.
75. Participation in Panel discussion on “Strategies for employment generation in the wake
of the Global crisis”, International Labour Office, Geneva, 22 February 2013.
76. Presentation on "Who in the South is rising?", Conference on "The Rise of the South",
Columbia University, New York, USA, 8 April 2013.
77. Plenary Address on "Food crisis and financial speculation in commodities: The
implications for Africa", Nyerere Intellectual Festival, University of Dar es Salaam,
Tanzania, 10-12 April 2013.
78. Lectures at ERF-UNICEF Workshop at “Socio-economic policies for child rights with
equity”, Bangkok, 1-5 July 2013.
79. Opening Lecture of South-South Institute, organized by CLACSO, Codesria and IDEAs,
“Responses to crises in the Global South”, Santiago Chile, 26 September – 3 October
80. Presentation at UN Women Export Group Meeting on Meeting the MDGs, Mexico City
21-13 October 2013.
81. Presentation on “Employment and social protection as dimensions of macroeconomic
strategies”, G20 Seminar on Consistency between Macroeconomic and Labour Policies,
Buenos Aires Argentina, 18-19 November 2013.
82. Presentation on “Growth, structural change and macroeconomic imbalances in India”,
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, 19 February 2014.
83. Talk on "Nearly One Billion Votes: Political economy of India’s 2014 Parliamentary
Elections", CPA UK Houses of Parliament, London, 5 March 2014.
84. Plenary Address for "The ILO Women at Work Centenary Initiative: Where we are, and
where we want to be", International Labour Office, Geneva, 7 March 2014.
85. Presentation on "Can employment schemes work? The case of MNREGA in India", ILO
Geneva, 10 March 2014.
86. Plenary Lecture on "Global markets and emerging economies", SAP Executive Forum on
The Networked Economy, Villa d'Este, Cernobbio, Italy 14 March 2014.
87. Presentation on "Economic reforms for inclusive and sustainable growth", International
Conference on "Economic Reforms for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth: International
Experience and Lessons for Viet Nam", Government of Vietnam and UNDP, Hanoi, 2425 March 2014
88. Presentation on “A changing context for work and well-being of women”, Workshop in
“New Directions in Social Policy”, UNRISD, Geneva Switzerland, 7-8 April 2014.
89. Opening Plenary Address on "Inequality within and between nations: Causes, effects and
consequences", 9th Conference of the Global Labour University, Berlin, Germany 15-17
May 2014.
90. Plenary Roundtable Discussion on "Fault lines in the global economy", International
Trade Union Congress, Berlin, 19 May 2014.
91. Moderator and speaker, Panel discussion on “The future of UNCTAD”, Symposium on
Fifty Years of UNCTAD, Geneva Switzerland, 18 June 2014.
92. Presentation on “Flaws in the global financial architecture” UNCTAD Public Forum,
Geneva Switzerland, 19 June 2014
93. Presentation on “Social protection in India”, Food and Agriculture Organisation, Rome,
4 July 2014.
94. Chaired session, South-South Comparative Research Workshop on “Inequality and
climate change”, Codesria, Dakar Senegal, 24-25 July 2014.
95. Paper on “Why is women’s labour force participation coming down in both China and
India?”, in Workshop on Gender dimensions of paid and unpaid work in China and India,
Kunming, China, organized by ERF New Delhi, Tsinghua University Beijing and Yunnan
Normal University Kunming China, 26-28 September 2014
96. Keynote Address on “Data issues in gender mainstreaming”, Roundtable Conference on
Better Data to Better Monitor the Status of Women in Informal Employment, Unpaid
Work and Work in Rural Areas and Agriculture, ILO Geneva 1 October 2014
97. Paper on “Can employment schemes work? The case of the rural employment guarantee
in India”, Symposium in honour of Jan Kregel, Contributions to Economic Theory,
Policy, Development and Finance, Levy Economics Institute, Bard College, New York,
USA, 23 October 2014.
98. Presentation on “Trends in global inequality”, South-South Institute organised by IDEAs,
Clacso and Codesria, Bangkok, 3-7 November 2014
99. Plenary panel discussion on “Key global challenges for business and human rights”,
Office of the UN Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland, 2 December
100. Opening Plenary Address on “Food systems and Gender”, Annual Platform of Global
Assembly of Donors, Florence, Italy, 3 December 2014.
101. Panel discussion on “The future of work”, ILO, Geneva, 14 January 2015
102.Organised IDEAs Conference on “Diverse regional responses to the global crisis:
Implications for finance and the real economy”, Muttukadu, Tamil Nadu, 24-26 January
103. Panel discussion on “Economy and Development”, International Symposium on Nehru
and Today’s India, University of Cambridge, 12 February 2015, New Delhi
104. Keynote Address, “Economics and development: Some conceptual considerations
regarding work, poverty and income”, International Workshop in honour of Fikret
Senses”, Middle Eastern Technical University, Northern Cyprus, 2-3 April 2015.
105.Lecture on “What is work? Defining work in contemporary capitalism”, Faculty of
Economics, New School University, 4 May 2015, New York, USA.
106. Lecture on “Inequality and social mobility in the developing world“, Festival of the
Economy, Trento, Italy, 2 June 2015
107. Opening Address on “The policies of G7, the global economic crisis and alternatives”,
International Summit of Alternatives, 3-4 June, Munich, Germany.
108. Plenary Lecture on “Global power and global alternatives” Counter-Bilderburg Summit,
Innsbruck, Austria, 14 June 2015.
109.Lectures on “Growth and inequality in India” and “Political economy of gender in India”
in ToIndia Summer School University of Turin, Italy, 29-30 June 2015.
110. Panel discussion on “Water workers: necessary but invisible”, ILO Conference on
Regulating for Decent Work, 7-9 July 2015, ILO Geneva.
111. Assisted in preparing and finalising Trade and Development Report 2015, “Making the
international financial architecture work for development”, 6 June- 18 July 2015,
UNCTAD Geneva.
112.Lectures at CAPORDE on “India and China in the world economy” and “Finance and
development in India”, Johannesburg, South Africa, 8-9 September 2015.
113.Plenary Lecture on “Understanding inequalities and their global trajectories”, World
Social Science Forum, Durban, South Africa, 14 September 2015, (Also Co-Chair of
Scientific Committee of World Social Science Forum.)
114. Special Lecture to celebrate 25 years of Development Studies at SOAS, on “Are
emerging markets still developing? And what is development anyway?” School of
Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 6 September 2015.
115.“The state of development economics”, PV Raju Memorial Lecture, Vijayawada, Andhra
Pradesh, 22 September 2015.
116. Lecture on “Financial and economic policies for inclusive and equitable development”,
at Conference on “The world beyond global disaster” 13th Rhodes Forum, Rhodes
Greece, Oct 8-12 2015
117.Keynote Lecture for Asia Future Forum on “Emerging markets and development in
Asia”, Hankyoreh, Seoul, South Korea 28 October 2015.
118. Lecture magistral “Emerging markets and the development process: Some Asian
experiences”, for Clacso VIth Conference, Medellin Colombia, 12 November 2015.
119.Lecture on “Jobless growth and its discontents”, Birzeit University, Palestine, 1
December 2015.
120.Yusuf Sayigh Development Lecture 2015 on “Trade agreements and their impact on the
development project”, Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute (MAS), Ramallah,
Palestine, 2 December 2015.
121.Organised IDEAs conference on “Finance, Development and inequality” in Sanya,
Hainan, China, 22-24 February 2016.
122. Paper on “The transformation of Asian finance and the implications for development””,
in conference on "Financial Instability and Development in an Economically Integrated
World: Recent Asian Experience" 9 April 2016, Musashi University, Tokyo, Japan.
123. Presentation on “The role of labour market and sectoral policies in promoting
employment and reducing inequality: Issues, evidence and policy options”, Conference
on “Financialization, Employment and Gender Inequality”11 April 2016, Ochanomizu
University, Tokyo, Japan.
124. “Challenges to inclusion” in Conference on “Incorporating pro-poorest growth into the
SDGs: Moving beyond the MDGs”, 26-28 April 2016, ADB-C-SPAN Conference,
Manila, The Philippines.
125.“Technology and the future of work”, ILO Bangkok Thailand, 29 April 2016.
126.“Tax justice in theory: What would a fair tax system look like?”, Oxford-Oxfam
Symposium on “Causes of and solutions to rising inequality: Role of taxation and tax
systems”, 3 May 2016, St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, U.K.
127.“Structural transformation in the 21st century”, Expert Group Meeting for Trade and
Development Report 2016, 25-26 May 2016, UNCTAD, Geneva, Switzerland.
128.“Challenges to inclusive and sustainable growth: Some lessons from India”, Keynote
Address to Conference on “What difference can the Netherlands make in the world?”, 31
May 2016, CAOP, The Hague, Netherlands.
129.“Are emerging markets still developing? And what is development anyway?”, 1 June
2016, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands.
130.“India’s development trajectory in the neoliberal era” and “The gender question in
India”, ToIndia Summer School, University of Turin Italy, 27-28 June, 2017.
131.“Addressing Myanmar’s challenges of economic growth, development and poverty
reduction: Lessons from other developing countries”, Myanmar Economic Association.
Yangon, 27 August 2016.
132.“South Asian development experience”, African Programme on Rethinking Development
Economics, Johannesburg, South Africa 9 September 2016.
133.“Economic growth and development in China”, African Programme on Rethinking
Development Economics, Johannesburg, South Africa 10 September 2016
134.“2000-2015 – From millennium development goals to sustainable development goals”,
UN-DESA Expert Group Meeting on The Contribution of WESS to development theory
and practice, 13-14 October, New York, USA.
135. Lauchlin Currie Memorial Lectures, Bogota Colombia 18-21 October 2016. Main
lecture: The future of work, the care economy and globalisation; Seminar 1: Can
"emerging markets" continue to "develop"?; Seminar 2: Trade agreements and their
impact on the development project.”
136.“Development in the age of confusion”, 24 November 2016, Asia Future Forum,
Hankyoreh, Seoul, South Korea
137.ILO Research Review Group Meeting, International Labour Office Geneva, 1 December
138.“Analytical frameworks”, Gender, Public Finance and Peacebuilding Workshop,
NOREF, Oslo, Norway 12-14 January
139.“Demolishing neoliberal development myths”, Development Studies Seminar, SOAS,
University of London, 17 January 2017.
140.“Jobs, wages and skills for inclusive industrial growth”, Kings College London and
Action Aid 18 January 2017.
141.“Alternative theories of economic development”, Rethinking Economics Norway, Oslo
20 January 2017.
142. “Monetary policy and the impact on social protection” The case of Indian
demonetisation”, Keynote Lecture for Symposium on Global Redistribution and the
Challenges of Externally Financing Social Policy and Development, AidSocPro Project,
Institute of Social Studies, The Hague Netherlands, 15-17 February 2017.
143.“Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work”, Asia-Pacific Policy
Dialogue, UN-ESCAP Bangkok, 24 February 2017.
144. Lecture on “Prospects for the Indian economy”, IIT Festival, New Delhi 26 February
145. Plenary Lecture on “Dilemmas in Indian growth”, Young Scholars Conference,
Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 27 April 2017.
146. “Achieving equality for women in the rural economy”, Oxford Conference on A Better
Future for Women at Work: Legal and policy strategies, Oxford University 18-19 May
147. “The development finance landscape: why alternatives are needed”, Plenary Address to
Conference on Alternative Strategies for a Sustainable World, Eurodad International
Conference 2017, 20-22 June, The Hague, Netherlands.
148. “Demolishing development myths”, UN Library Talk, Palais de Nations, Geneva
Switzerland, 28 June 2017.
149. Assisted Division of Globalisation and Development Strategies, UNCTAD with
preparation of Trade and Development Report – May-July 2017.
150. “Globalisation, inequality and economic insecurity in China and India”, Institute of
Development Studies Sussex Annual Lecture, 4 July 2017.
151. “Strategies against neoliberalism”, Global Solidarity Summit, Hamburg, 6 July 2017.
152. “Growth, inequality and fragility in India”, African Programme for Rethinking
Development Economics, Johannesburg, South Africa, 8 September 2017.
153. “Prospects for development economics” Closing Plenary, Global Labour Conference,
GLU and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 6 October 2017
154. “The relevance of Capital today”, Conference on 150 years of Das Kapital, Kolkata, 20
September 2017.
155. “The new development agenda in a changing global order”, Keynote Plenary lecture for
Centre for International Development, (OFSE) Vienna, Austria, 12 October 2017.
156. Chairperson of Research Evaluation Team, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, 26-27
October 2017.
157.“Global instability and the development project” Special lecture to Forum on
Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies Annual Conference, Berlin Germany, 9
November 2017.
158. “Asian capitalism in the global disarray”, Socialist Register Workshop, SOAS,
University of London, 13 November 2017.
159. “Growth, inequality and insecurity in Asian capitalism”, Toyama International Political
Economy Seminar, Toyama University Japan, 19-20 November 2017.
160. “Understanding growth and inequality in India and China”, Musashi University Tokyo,
23 November 2017.
161. “The impact of macroeconomic policies on women’s work participation, employment
and inequality in South Asia and the Middle East and North Africa”, Workshop on
Female Employment and Dynamics of Inequality in the Middle East, North Africa, South
Asia and Southern Europe, Universite Mohammed V, Rabat Morocco, 19-20 December
162. “Economic growth and social inequalities in India”, Young Economist Students Meet,
Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 9 January 2018.
163. “Banking and financial inclusion in India”, Seminar for release of “Indian banking:
Current challenges and alternatives for the future”, AIBOC, Chennai, 27 January 2018.
164. “Formalisation of informal work: “A gender perspective”, lecture to International
Advisory Board of Economic Advancement Programme of Open Society Foundations,
Amman, Jordan 8 March 2018.
165.“The state we’re in: The view from developing Asia”, Marx 200 Conference, Rosa
Luxemburg Foundation, Berlin, Germany, 5 May 2018.
166. “Women’s work and time poverty in India”, Department of Economics, School of
Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK, 13 June 2018.
167. Lectures on “India and China in the global economy” at African Programme for
Rethinking Development Economics, Johannesburg, 6-8 September 2018.
168. Panel discussions on “The future of the world economy” and “The significance of
gender in economics” at Rethinking Economics in Africa Festival, University of
Witswatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 8-9 September 2018.
169. Panel discussion on “Industrial policies in the 21st century”, Khazanah Mega Forum,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8 October 2018.
170. “Can central banks manage financial crises on their own? India from 2008 to 2018”,
Shanghai Finance Forum. Shanghai China, 16-17 October 2018.
171.“Asian capitalism in the global disarray”, New School University, New York, 13
November 2018.
172. “Popular, not populist: Bringing back economic policies for the many”, Clacso
Congress, Buenos Aires, 21-24 November 2018.
173. Organised IDEAs conference on “Work and Well-being in the 21st century” and
presented papers on “The gender implications of formalising informal economic
activities” and on “The Indian experience”, Johannesburg, South Africa, 3-6 April 2019.
174.“Inequality in the 21st century” Lecture to Trade and Development Board, UNCTAD
Geneva, 24 June 2019
175.Organised and spoke at panel on “The gender implications of formalising informal
economic activities” at IAFFE Conference, Glasgow, Scotland 27-29 June 2019.
176. “Developmental powerhouses in Asia: Transformations and challenges”, Keynote
Address to Young Scholars’ Initiative Asia Convening, Hanoi, Vietnam, 12 August 2019.
177. Co-Chair of Seminar on “Liberty and security in the context of women’s rights”,
European Forum Alpbach Seminar Week, Alpbach, Austria 15-21 August 2019.
178.“Digital concerns and data localisation: Be careful what you wish for”, The Kolkata
Group Annual Meeting, Kolkata 29-30 August 2019.
179.Panel discussion on “Growth and development in the new era”, Khazanah Mega Forum,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 7-8 October 2019.