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 Consolidation of Dollar Hegemony after the Collapse of Bretton Woods: Bringing power back in
    by betaideas on 29 July 2021 at 08:14

    Contrary to conventional views which suggest that the collapse of Bretton Woods represented the beginning of the end of the global hegemonic position of the dollar, the collapse of the system liberated American policy from convertibility to gold, and imposed…

  • The Forex Bonanza
    by C. P. Chandrasekhar on 27 July 2021 at 03:10

    On 16 July 2021 India’s foreign exchange reserves stood at $612.7 billion. That was almost 30 per cent higher than its level of $475.6 billion at the end of March 2020, when the effects of the pandemic began to be…

  • The neoliberal reforms of 1991 didn’t work as claimed
    by Jayati Ghosh on 26 July 2021 at 08:31

    There is a common trope, fed especially to generations born after 1991, that economic progress and modernization in India really occurred only after ‘liberalizing’ economic reforms were introduced three decades ago. This is a travesty of the truth. Certainly, conditions…

  • Call for Papers : Global Governance and Public Health Vulnerabilities in the Global South
    by betaideas on 26 July 2021 at 07:52

    Rethinking Economics India Network (REIN) is organizing with the Young Scholars Initiative (South Asia Working Group) on the theme ‘Global Governance and Public Health Vulnerabilities in the Global South’ as part of the REIN Annual Event. We invite the submission of extended abstracts (750-800 words)…

  • The Nationalisation of Banks in 1969
    by Prabhat Patnailk on 26 July 2021 at 03:00

    On July 19, 1969, 14 major banks were nationalised in the country. Today, after 52 years there is some talk again of privatising the nationalised banks, which naturally raises the question: why were banks nationalised at all? The answer to…