Jayan is a Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. His research deals with macroeconomic issues of developing countries, mainly labour and industrialization. He had also been a Member of the State Planning Board, Government of Kerala (2016-2021). While India has been the primary focus of his research, Jayan has been maintaining a lively academic interest on China and East Asia as well. He contributes regularly to media outlets, including the Hindu, Frontline , and Livemint, and his research has been cited in the Government of India’s Economic Survey, BBC, and the New York Times.
India’s age concern
One of India’s greatest assets is youth. Jayan Jose Thomas calls for changes in established thinking to harness its potential. India, like many South Asian countries, has a young population.