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.

  • Who Should Control India’s Central Bank?
    by betaideas on 15 November 2018 at 08:20

    The standoff between India’s government and the Reserve Bank of India isn’t problematic because of the risk of infringing on central-bank independence. It is problematic because, rather than fighting to protect the public interest, the government’s goal is to reviv […]

  • A Heart-Rending Episode
    by Prabhat Patnailk on 14 November 2018 at 05:08

    This year marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Bengal famine of 1943, a heart-rending episode in which 3 million persons died, and which epitomized the callousness of imperialism. The scale of devastation can be understood if we remember that in […]

  • The Modi Government’s spat with The RBI
    by Prabhat Patnailk on 12 November 2018 at 06:26

    The Modi government’s spat with the Reserve Bank of India, like its sudden resurrection of the Ram temple project, indicates the desperation it feels at its dwindling electoral appeal. Having dealt a huge blow to the small-scale sector through its […]

  • Lessons for the ‘Rest’ from ersatz miracles
    by betaideas on 6 November 2018 at 18:30

    Of the ten fastest growing economies since 1960, eight are in East Asia. Two main competing explanations claimed to explain this regional concentration of catch up growth since the late 20th century, often referred to as the East Asian miracle. […]

  • The Government-RBI Stand-Off
    by Prabhat Patnailk on 6 November 2018 at 09:58

    The stand-off between the Modi government and the Reserve Bank of India has generated a false discourse on the one hand and an illusion on the other. In this discourse the RBI’s position, articulated  by its Deputy Governor, is that […]