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Santosh Mehrotra

Santosh Mehrotra

Senior Fellow


Santosh Mehrotra is a distinguished economist and renowned expert in jobs and skills. A Senior Fellow at JustJobs Network, his research, writing and commitment to improving people’s working lives strongly resonate with the organization’s mission of enabling a more equitable and prosperous global economy through just job-creation.

Currently a Professor of Economics at the Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University, Santosh’s previous experience includes serving as Director-General of the Institute of Applied Manpower Research under the Planning Commission of the Government of India from 2009 to 2014.

In addition to working as a policymaker and advisor, he spent 15 years as a technical expert driving economic research at UNICEF and UNDP. Santosh has written or edited over 11 books and numerous publications. His work has been translated into Chinese, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and German.

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