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.

  • “Development Agenda for the Post-Pandemic Era”
    by betaideas on 13 January 2022 at 10:23

    IDEAs is starting with the online webinars series “Development Agenda for the Post-Pandemic Era” The first webinar titled “India: From Crisis to Development” is scheduled for January 22, 2022 at 7:30 pm IST. Register at :

  • Misleading Picture of Household Wealth
    by C. P. Chandrasekhar on 11 January 2022 at 06:40

    In recent years, when the economy as a whole performed poorly, reports on how old and new businesspersons accumulated huge volumes of wealth in short timespans have been commonplace. There is also evidence that conspicuous consumption is on the rise.…

  • Co-lending: Towards recolonising the peasantry
    by Prabhat Patnailk on 10 January 2022 at 04:30

    In colonial times, the peasantry had to borrow from private moneylenders. According to Provincial Banking Enquiry Committee reports, these moneylenders in turn borrowed from commercial banks. But while disbursing credit to the peasants and charging exorbitant interest rates, the money…

  • Yet Another Contradiction of Capitalism
    by Prabhat Patnailk on 3 January 2022 at 03:10

    In the United States there are still four million persons who remain unemployed compared to before the pandemic; and yet the Biden administration’s attempt to stimulate the economy has already run into a crisis with the re-emergence of inflation not…

  • Fiscal Stringency in a Time of Pandemic
    by Jayati Ghosh on 28 December 2021 at 03:00

    Through out the continuing pandemic, the Indian government’s fiscal reticence has made it a significant outlier in the world. Advanced economies have gone all out in terms of expanded public spending. Their governments quickly abandoned the (flawed) arguments about the…