Jayati Ghosh

Jayati Ghosh is one of the world's leading economists. She is professor of economics at Jawaharlal Nehru university, New Delhi, and the executive secretary of International Development Economics Associates (Ideas). She is a regular columnist for several Indian journals and newspapers, a member of the National Knowledge Commission advising the prime minister of India, and is closely involved with a range of progressive organisations and social movements. She is co-recipient of the International Labour Organisation's 2010 Decent Work Research prize

Inequality manifests in stimulus

Structural forces mean emerging economies can’t offer the necessary Covid-19 fiscal-relief packages

Biometric data poses grave risks to privacy

The technology is permeating every facet of our lives, but few countries have laws to make it safe

Modi attacks universities

By threatening students and academics, the Indian government seeks to create a compliant nation. But it is also a push towards disaster

IMF wilfully takes austerity road

East Asia 1998, Greece 2008, Argentina 2018. The fund knows the suffering its loans cause, yet it has gone ahead in Ecuador

Global tax for multinationals gains traction

Multinational companies have been gaming the rules of the global economy to minimise their tax liability — or even eliminate it

Global tax for multinationals gains traction

Tax avoidance hits developing countries hard because companies’ declared profits are more sensitive to tax rates than in developed countries.

China’s ark is not big enough for the world

The major economic entities are in the throes of self-inflicted, but apparently insoluble, problems as they lurch their way to stagnation.

To make the IMF relevant will take more than a new leader

The International Monetary Fund has consistently failed to do its job. Whether or not Gordon Brown takes over, it needs major reform.

Press Releases

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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