Jayati Ghosh taught economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and is professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts. In 2021, the United Nations nominated her to the High-level Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs. She has authored and/or edited 19 books and nearly 200 scholarly articles. Ghosh has received several national and international prizes, including the International Labour Organisation's Decent Work Research Prize for 2010. She has advised governments in India and other countries, including as chairperson of the Andhra Pradesh Commission on Farmers' Welfare in 2004 and as a member of the National Knowledge Commission of India (2005-09). Ghosh is the Executive Secretary of International Development Economics Associates. She has consulted for international organizations including ILO, UNDP, UNCTAD, UN-DESA, UNRISD, and UN Women, and is a member of several international commissions. She contributes regularly to many high-profile newspapers, journals, and online blogs.