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Jayati Ghosh is Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has authored and co-edited several books and more than 120 scholarly articles. She is Executive Secretary of International Development Economics Associates (IDEAS - www.networkideas.org) and Trustee of Economic Research Foundation (www.macroscan.org).
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The Argentina debt case

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling that favours hedge funds in a case relating to Argentina’s debt restructuring agreement with creditors over a decade ago “severely erodes sovereign immunity and may be illegal under other U.S. laws”. »

Music and its spaces

The amazing concert hall of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra captures more than just musical imagination. »

Blaming the ‘other’

The BJP’s aggressive stance on migrants from Bangladesh is economically stupid. Economic and social strategies that seek to exploit such divisive attitudes will boomerang on all Indians. »

Future of the economy

Ideally, India needs a new and different vision for the economy, but the parties being projected to do well in the elections do not exhibit that new vision at all. »

Woolly promises

The most dangerous aspects of the BJP’s election vision for India are not only those that threaten the country’s secular fabric but also those that envisage the enforcement of an aggressively pro-big business agenda. »

A raw deal for migrants

A significant part of economic migration is still the result of desperation rather than hard-headed economic calculation. This, in turn, affects the conditions under which workers migrate and their lives and work as well. »

A manifesto for women

A women’s charter for the election highlights many of the main concerns of women, and puts forward a checklist of demands that political parties should consider. »

Breathless in Beijing

The air pollution in the city in mid-February was more than 10 times the WHO-prescribed safe limit. It led to the authorities shutting down chemical, metallurgical and other such industries, besides banning outdoor barbecues and even asking people to stay indoors. »

Nationalising losses

The pushing through of private infrastructure projects without due regard to regulatory requirements and social and environmental norms is socially disruptive and exposes the economy to huge financial risks. »

What about aam aurat?

The support for the AAP has given way to wariness following evidence of patriarchal attitudes to women among the party’s leaders. »
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