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.

  • Belt and Road Initiative vs Washington Consensus
    by Jomo Kwame Sundaram on 20 March 2019 at 10:11

    With the Washington Consensus from the 1980s being challenged, President Donald Trump withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and China pursuing its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), most notably with its own initiatives such as the multilatera […]

  • Promoting Privatization
    by Jomo Kwame Sundaram on 15 March 2019 at 12:37

    Privatization has been central to the ‘neo-liberal’ counter-revolution from the 1970s against government economic interventions associated with Roosevelt and Keynes as well as post-colonial state-led economic development. Many developing countries were forced to accept privatization policies as a condition for […]

  • Krishna Bharadwaj Memorial Lecture 2019
    by betaideas on 15 March 2019 at 11:11

    Prashant Bhushan speaks on Current Threats to the Constitution at Krishna Bharadwaj Memorial Lecture 2019 jointly organised by Faculty of CESP JNU and JNUTA at SIS New Building, JNU on Thursday, 14 March 2019, 4-30 p.m. […]

  • Resist to exist
    by betaideas on 12 March 2019 at 13:50

    Empires practise imperialism. Empires subordinate masses and nations and exact tribute from them. The reason and means by which tribute is exacted change by changing historical circumstance. Imperialism assumes new forms and there are many ways to define imperialism. Eac […]

  • Housing Market Mayhem
    by C. P. Chandrasekhar on 12 March 2019 at 08:39

    Late in February 2019, the GST Council, prodded by the Centre, decided to modify Goods and Services Tax rates applicable to the housing sector. The declared intention was to reduce prices that home buyers would have to pay for their […]