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.

  • Working People, IMF and Regime of Repression
    by betaideas on 3 October 2023 at 04:19

    Sri Lanka’s economy is now on autopilot. The Government – emasculated of making any economic policies – is merely following the IMF and the World Bank. Sri Lanka’s Finance Ministry may as well sit in Washington, or all the same…

  • Destroying Forests for Profits
    by Prabhat Patnailk on 2 October 2023 at 06:55

    The Modi government, ever solicitous of corporate interests, has launched a plan whereby real estate developers and other corporates will be allowed to destroy large swathes of India’s forest cover for starting projects that rake in profits. It is amending…

  • M. S. Swaminathan interviewed by Jomo Kwame Sundaram at FAO
    by betaideas on 30 September 2023 at 08:29

    Professor M. S. Swaminathan (August 7, 1925 – September 28, 2023), was Chair (2009-13) of the Steering Committee of the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on Food Security and Nutrition. He was interviewed by Jomo Kwame Sundaram, then Assistant…

  • The Price (and Costs) of Macroeconomic Stability in Peru: Some lessons on the implications of FDI-driven growth
    by betaideas on 28 September 2023 at 17:15

    In the period 2000–2019, Peru enjoyed sustained GDP growth and a long period of macroeconomic stability; as a result, poverty was reduced markedly in comparison to the 1980s and early 1990s, when the country faced severe recessions and hyperinflation. This…

  • On the Current Food Price Inflation in India
    by Prabhat Patnailk on 25 September 2023 at 06:30

    The current upsurge in prices in India is led by food prices. In July 2023 while retail inflation was 7.44 per cent (over July of the previous year), food price inflation, which covers all food items including foodgrains, vegetables, milk…