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.

  • Challenging Theoretical Hegemonies
    by betaideas on 15 October 2018 at 09:03

    The Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development ed. by Erik Reinert, Jayati Ghosh and Rainer Kattel, Edward Elgar Publishing, UK, 2018, pages: 812 plus xxxvi is a refreshing initiative of creating an engagement with alternative ideas of development that […]

  • A Private Debt Story: Republic of Turkey Hires McKinsey & Company
    by betaideas on 15 October 2018 at 06:45

    About four years ago, I penned an article in this column titled, “A Sovereign Debt Story: Republic of Argentina vs NML Capital” (EPW, 17 May 2014). Many things have happened since then and it is time to write a privat […]

  • External Commercial Borrowings: Difficult times ahead
    by betaideas on 12 October 2018 at 06:49

    The Federal Reserve of United States has raised short term benchmark interest rates for the third time this year. With this increase, the benchmark rates have crossed the 2 percent mark for the first time since 2008. The FED has […]

  • Can the RBI’s open market operations help the rupee?
    by Jayati Ghosh on 10 October 2018 at 09:20

    The recent depreciation of the rupee has created consternation among those who need to buy foreign exchange. It has also caused panic in the stock markets, whose decline partly reflects the exit of foreign investors, which contributes to the rupee’s […]

  • Hype and Facts on Free Trade
    by C. P. Chandrasekhar on 10 October 2018 at 08:15

    Voices questioning the claim that nations and the majority of their people stand to gain from global trade are growing louder. The one difference now is that the leading protagonist of protectionism is not a developing country, but global hegemon […]