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.

  • The Dramatic Increase in the Unemployment Rate
    by betaideas on 17 June 2019 at 10:06

    The report of the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) conducted in 2017-18 is finally out, and it confirms what had been leaked earlier, namely a dramatic increase in the unemployment rate in the Indian economy. The unemployment rate is given […]

  • Blame US Trade Policy for Sky High Drug Prices
    by betaideas on 12 June 2019 at 12:07

    Jayati Ghosh argues that it is ironic that a US administration attempting to lower drug prices for Americans is also pushing for changes in intellectual property rules in ways that would allow multinationals to hugely hike pharmaceutical prices in foreign […]

  • Driving Financialization
    by Jomo Kwame Sundaram on 12 June 2019 at 04:14

    The emergence and growth of financialization from the 1980s has been driven by several factors operating at various levels – national and international, ideological and political, and of course, technological. The 1971 collapse of the Bretton Woods (BW) international monetary […]

  • Disruption in the World of Trade
    by C. P. Chandrasekhar on 6 June 2019 at 06:55

    World trade is in deceleration mode. After having recovered smartly from 2.3 and 1.6 per cent in 2015 and 2016 to 4.6 per cent in 2017, the growth in the volume of world merchandise trade slowed to 3.0 per cent […]

  • Call for papers: Financialization and Development in the Global South
    by betaideas on 6 June 2019 at 06:37

    From 26 to 28 November 2019, SOMO, Centro Cultural de la Cooperación Floreal Gorini, with scholars from the University of Buenos Aires and the University of San Martín organise a conference titled ‘The Financialisation and Developement in the Global South’. […]