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 Global Economy of Pulses: Impressive Gains and the Way Forward
    by betaideas on 15 November 2019 at 06:58

    Pulses are highly nutritious and their consumption is associated with many health benefits. They are rich in proteins and minerals, high in fibre and have a low fat content. Pulses are produced by plants of the Leguminosae family. These plants have root…

  • The Growing Threat of Water Wars
    by Jayati Ghosh on 14 November 2019 at 05:00

    In 2015, United Nations member states adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, which include an imperative to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.” Yet, in the last four years, matters have deteriorated significantly. Click here for full…

  • A New Deal for Sustainable Development
    by Jomo Kwame Sundaram on 14 November 2019 at 04:30

    Almost nine decades ago, newly elected US President Franklin Roosevelt introduced the New Deal in 1933 in response to the Great Depression. The New Deal consisted of a number of mutually supportive initiatives, of which the most prominent were: a public works…

  • The mess called “reform” in telecommunications
    by C. P. Chandrasekhar on 12 November 2019 at 06:52

    Neoliberal reform has plunged more than one industry into a crisis, where large scale failure is the norm, but there is no sign of resolution. India’s civil aviation sector is a stark example. So is the beleaguered telecommunications industry. The…

  • Trade Liberalization for Development?
    by Jomo Kwame Sundaram on 6 November 2019 at 05:50

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and the World Trade Organization (WTO), all dominated by rich countries, have long promoted trade liberalization as a ‘win-win’ solution for “all people—rich and poor—and all countries—developed and developing countries”, arguing that…