Interrogating Globalization in an Asian Context: A Webinar | Jayati Ghosh, PhD

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The webinar series features international and comparative political economy analyses on development issues arising from the existential crises, triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, and emerging policies and practices aimed at rebuilding the Philippine and other developing economies and societies on more equitable and sustainable foundations.

The series recognizes that analyses of the crises will greatly determine whether developing countries, like the Philippines, will emerge from the crises better able to withstand future emergencies due to the vagaries of the rapidly globalizing world, whether financial or other economic shocks or cross-border environmental, geopolitical, or health crises. Analyses that downplay strong state capacity to deliver health care, social protection, and economic services that helped tide developed countries over would deprive developing countries the policy space to adopt similar measures to salvage their own economies. The series aims to promote new thinking and policy reforms toward ensuring that the transition from the pandemic will pave the way for a just, free, and green future.
Distinguished Lecturer
Dr. Jayati Ghosh is Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a member of the United Nations High-level Advisory Board (HLAB) on Economic and Social Affairs as well as the World Health Organization's Council on the Economics of Health For All, International Commission for Reform for International Corporate Taxation, Commission for Global Economic Transformation, Institute for New Economic Thinking, New York, and the Board of the International Association for Feminist Economics. She is Executive Secretary General of the International Development Economics Associates, which promotes heterodox economics studies and perspectives. Dr. Ghosh, who taught at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, for about 35 years, has written extensively on macroeconomic policies, labor, gender and development, social policy, and other development issues. Among the 19 books she wrote or co-edited include: 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 and The Elgar Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development. She earned her AB in Sociology with honors and MA in Economics at the University of Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University, respectively, and her Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Cambridge
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