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By Jayati Ghosh - May 13,2022
NEW DELHI  —  Kim Stanley Robinson’s prescient science-fiction novel The Ministry for the Future begins with a stark description of a major heat wave in a northern Indian city that kills millions of people. The novel is set some decades in the future.
By Jayati Ghosh - Feb 16,2022
NEW DELHI  —  The main factor limiting the global recovery is not the much-discussed increase in inflation in advanced economies, which is likely to be transient, but rather the massive inequalities between most rich countries and the rest of the world, with the excepti
By Jayati Ghosh - Jan 16,2022
NEW DELHI  —  The question of how best to control inflation is back on the economic policy agenda and opinion is divided about how to address it.
By Jayati Ghosh - Dec 13,2021
NEW DELHI — The World Inequality Report 2022, produced by the Paris-based World Inequality Lab, is a remarkable document for many reasons — starting with its demonstration of the immense power of patient collective research.The report provides the latest estimates, based on caref
By Jayati Ghosh - Nov 16,2021
NEW DELHI — Many people around the world already consider the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow a disappointment. That is a massive understatement.
By Jayati Ghosh - Aug 14,2021
NEW DELHI — The Apocalypse is now. That is the glaring message of the perfect storm of COVID-19 and climate change that has now broken. The pandemic is unlikely to end for years, as the novel coronavirus mutates into increasingly transmissible, drug-resistant variants.
By Jayati Ghosh - Jun 14,2021
NEW DELHI — Once again, emerging markets are on the capital-flows roller coaster — one no less dizzying for being so familiar. And once again, the highs and lows of financial-market swings in these economies are mostly generated by external forces, not national policies.
By Jayati Ghosh - May 15,2021
NEW DELHI — The Biden administration’s decision to stop opposing a proposed COVID-19 waiver of certain intellectual-property rights under World Trade Organisation(WTO) rules is a welcome move.
By Jayati Ghosh - Apr 12,2021
NEW DELHI — One of the most significant socioeconomic changes accelerated by COVID-19 must surely be the rise of digital labour platforms. Of course, platform-based employment had already been growing exponentially before the pandemic.
By Jayati Ghosh - Apr 07,2021
NEW DELHI — On March 10, the credit-rating agency Moody’s placed Ethiopia on review for a downgrade. The problem is not violence and repression in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region.

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