IDEAs International Development Economics Associates

IDEAs International Development Economics Associates

IDEAs or the International Development Economics Associates is committed to building a pluralistic network of committed researchers,  teachers and other economists interested in advancing progressive heterodox approaches to critically analysing and addressing the problems of economic development processes.

IDEAs was established in New Delhi, India with a purpose of building a pluralist network of economists engaged in the teaching, research and analyses of economic development.

  • Public-Private Partnerships Fad Fails
    by Jomo Kwame Sundaram on 22 May 2019 at 06:40

    After the failure and abuses of privatization and contracting-out services from the 1980s, there has been renewed appreciation for the role of the state or government. Earlier promoters of privatization have taken a step backward, only to take two mor […]

  • Warning signs from External Trade
    by Jayati Ghosh on 21 May 2019 at 05:53

    As if all the bad news from the domestic economy were not enough, foreign trade data suggest worrisome trends on the external front as well. The latest report of monthly trade data from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry indicates […]

  • Gendered Labour Markets and Capitalist Accumulation
    by Jayati Ghosh on 16 May 2019 at 09:48

    Gender relations affect economic processes, especially macroeconomic patterns and accumulation trajectories, so capitalism relies on gender construction of societies to further its expansion. For example, changes in women’s involvement in paid and unpaid work impacts the extent to which t […]

  • Finance and Growth under neo-liberalism
    by Prabhat Patnailk on 14 May 2019 at 12:40

    The post-second world war years had seen systematic intervention by the State to stabilize capitalist economies. In fact State intervention had played the same role in that period that incursions into colonial and semi-colonial markets had played earlier, over muc […]

  • An Economic Paradox
    by Prabhat Patnailk on 12 May 2019 at 18:30

    Statistics show that the period of neo-liberal economic policy in India has witnessed a much higher rate of GDP growth compared to the earlier dirigiste period, indeed almost double the previous rate. They also show that the rate of agricultura […]