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Jayati Ghosh

Jayati Ghosh is professor of economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

Covid-19 crisis calls for universal delivery of food and cash transfers by the state
Mon, Apr 27, 2020

In these dire circumstances, it is essential for the state to directly provide the basic means of survival to anyone who needs it. This must be in both cash and kind.

There is a way to deliver a minimum income guarantee — but Congress hasn’t found it
Wed, Mar 27, 2019

Instead of embarking on a massive administrative exercise with uncertain benefits, it is possible to think of another combination of public interventions that would actually ensure minimum income to a much larger proportion of the population.

Delay in release of official statistics has dire consequences for addressing job crisis
Thu, Jan 31, 2019

It is counterproductive even for the government because effective policy-making requires proper knowledge of existing conditions and problems.

Where’s the money, Mr Jaitley?
Fri, Feb 02, 2018

There are grand promises. But the actual increases in budgetary outlays are shockingly low.

Politically opportune data
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

GDP estimates are advance figures, but by the time they are revised only staid economists will be interested in them

Will we miss the budget opportunity?
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Post-demonetisation, a reversal of the slowdown would require enhanced public spending. It doesn’t appear to be forthcoming.

The majority at the margins
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Protests by the people against inequality are producing governments that move exactly in the opposite direction

Withdrawing the lifeline
Thu, Apr 21, 2016

At a time of extreme rural distress, the Centre is violating the basic provisions of the employment guarantee act

Hype and reality
Wed, Mar 02, 2016

The budget recognises the crisis in rural India, but allocations do not match the talk

What works for women at work
Thu, Jan 14, 2016

The ministry of labour is to require all establishments with 30 women workers or 50 total workers to provide crèche facilities for their employees, either at the premises or within half a kilometre.

Unhappy European Marriage
Fri, Jul 17, 2015

The ideal of a united continent is demolished, the reality of the project is laid bare

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