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Jayati Ghosh

Jayati Ghosh

Writing for PS since 2018
54 commentaries

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 Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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