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.

  • Budget 2019 : Wooing Speculative Finance for Development
    by C. P. Chandrasekhar on 18 July 2019 at 07:23

    The second Modi-led BJP government has provided, at best, an inkling of its economic agenda through its first Budget. That budget has been much discussed since the 5th of July when it was presented. However, an aspect that has not […]

  • Facebook and Friends Threaten to Libralize the World
    by Jomo Kwame Sundaram on 17 July 2019 at 07:10

    On 17 June, a Facebook white paper proposed a new global digital currency it plans to launch in the first half of 2020. The Libra will be managed by a ‘not for profit’ Swiss-based Facebook-led consortium of ‘for profit corporations’, with Uber, […]

  • The Exploitation Time Bomb
    by betaideas on 16 July 2019 at 14:12

    Worsening economic inequality in recent years is largely the result of policy choices that reflect the political influence and lobbying power of the rich. There is now a self-reinforcing pattern of high profits, low investment, and rising inequality posing a […]

  • The Structure of Corporate Finance
    by C. P. Chandrasekhar on 16 July 2019 at 14:06

    With India’s development strategy relying increasingly on private investors across industrial and infrastructural categories, the question of how private investment would be financed has moved to centre stage. This question has gained in significance not merely because areas earlier reserved […]

  • Some Disquieting Trends in the Budget
    by Prabhat Patnailk on 15 July 2019 at 04:40

    It is clear by now that the figures provided in the 2019-20 budget are palpably unfounded. The budget has concealed the actual receipts and expenditures for 2018-19 even though these were available, because they show huge shortfalls compared to t […]