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.

  • South Must Also Set International Tax Rules
    by Jomo Kwame Sundaram on 21 August 2019 at 15:40

    Recently, Christine Lagarde, outgoing Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), argued that developing ‘countries need a seat at the table’ to design rules governing international corporate taxation. This acknowledges recent IMF findings that developing countries lose approximately USD200 billion in potentia

  • Article 370 and Kashmir’s Land Reforms
    by Prabhat Patnailk on 19 August 2019 at 05:49

    Jammu and Kashmir was the first state in the country to introduce land reforms. There were two components of J&K’s land reforms. First, the system of absentee landlordism,that had prevailed during the Maharaja’s time was completely done away with. T

  • The roots of economic pessimism
    by C. P. Chandrasekhar on 16 August 2019 at 06:35

    The Indian establishment’s obsession with GDP growth and stock market performance to the exception of all else, especially economic and social deprivation, is coming home to roost. Recent media reports on the state of the economy have highlighted three supposedly

  • A rate cut that failed to please
    by C. P. Chandrasekhar on 16 August 2019 at 06:07

    On 31 July, the United States Federal Reserve System (US Fed) announced its decision to cut its benchmark short-term interest rate by one quarter of a percentage point to a target range between 2% and 2.25%. It also announced that

  • The IMF’s Latest Victims
    by Jayati Ghosh on 14 August 2019 at 16:11

    Despite recognising the damaging effects of austerity on Greece’s economy, the IMF has made the same mistakes in its subsequent deals with Argentina and Ecuador. Click here for full article. (This article was originally published in the Project Syndicate on August