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Jayati Ghosh

Jayati Ghosh

Writing for PS since 2018
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Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is a member of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism.

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  1. Curbing Commodity-Market Speculation
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    Curbing Commodity-Market Speculation

    Aug 10, 2022 Jayati Ghosh calls for measures to limit the damaging price volatility fueled by hedge funds and other financial traders.

  2. An Effective Pandemic Response Must Be Truly Global
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    An Effective Pandemic Response Must Be Truly Global

    Jul 20, 2022 Mariana Mazzucato & Jayati Ghosh urge the G20 and the World Bank to adopt an inclusive design for their proposed financial intermediary fund.

  3. Achieving Earth for All
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    Achieving Earth for All

    Jul 12, 2022 Jayati Ghosh describes the five major economic and social transformations required to achieve sustainable well-being.

  4. Let’s Count What Really Matters
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    Let’s Count What Really Matters

    Jun 16, 2022 Jayati Ghosh urges national policymakers and international organizations to track four alternatives to GDP.

  5. Fiddling While India’s Workers Burn
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    Fiddling While India’s Workers Burn

    May 11, 2022 Jayati Ghosh laments the government’s failure to protect the country’s large informal labor force from record heat waves.

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    The Taliban’s War on Women and Girls

    Yasmine Sherif & Gordon Brown urge the Afghan government to honor its promises on education and economic participation.
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    Inflation’s Emotional Scars

    Diane Coyle thinks today's surging prices will have two profound consequences for Western economies.
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    Did the Afghan Failure Lead to the Ukraine War?

    Carl Bildt

    One year after the fall of Kabul and the Taliban’s return to power, Afghanistan is in dire straits, and America and the broader West have yet to conduct a proper post-mortem of the policy failures there. Worse, Russia appears to have taken the US withdrawal as an invitation to launch a new war of its own.

    revisits the fall of Kabul to consider its implications for America and the world, one year later.
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    Can Gender Equality Be Saved?

    Khadyja Sy & Lindsay Glassco show how the pandemic has reversed progress for women and girls in Africa and elsewhere.
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    Holes in the Recession Story

    Jim O'Neill gives four reasons for questioning whether economic forecasters' current pessimism is still justified.
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    Fixing Our Public-Health Data Problem

    William A. Haseltine emphasizes the high costs of not having standardized protocols for collecting and sharing clinical information.
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    Uzbekistan’s Good Crisis

    Djoomart Otorbaev urges the country’s government to recognize the real causes of recent protests in Karakalpakstan.
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    Taking Back the Ocean, Inc.

    Alexander Kozul-Wright accuses the United Nations of perpetuating policies that are destroying Earth’s largest biosphere.
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    The Clean-Energy Race Is On

    Gernot Wagner shows how America's landmark climate legislation will trigger a cascade of economic and environmental benefits.

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