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.

  • Maldives: Debt and dependence
    by C. P. Chandrasekhar on 20 February 2024 at 08:01

    As the distance between Maldives and India widens, with the latter being asked to withdraw its uniformed personnel stationed in the former, questions are being asked about how Maldives will manage without India’s help on the economic and regional security…

  • Debt Restructuring and Hidden Agendas
    by betaideas on 20 February 2024 at 06:57

    Two years ago in February 2022, Sri Lanka rapidly descended into an economic crisis that had long been in the making. The war in Ukraine and the sudden escalation of global commodity prices made it very difficult to import essential…

  • Imperialism, Globalization and Its Discontents*
    by Jomo Kwame Sundaram on 20 February 2024 at 02:33

    Imperialism continues to dominate the world. Globalisation is losing to some of its anti-theses, but imperialism still rules, increasingly by law, albeit in changing even contradictory ways. Hence, we live in challenging times. It is often difficult to see the…

  • The Descent into Barbarism
    by Prabhat Patnailk on 19 February 2024 at 06:59

    In The Junius Pamphlet written from jail in 1915, Rosa Luxemburg had said that the choice before mankind was between barbarism and socialism. Liberal opinion would contest this, arguing that the barbarism that marked the two world wars and the…

  • Call for Papers: Geopolitical economy stream
    by betaideas on 16 February 2024 at 17:26

    As conflicts and crises of every kind – from Ukraine and Gaza to the Korean Peninsula, from trade to technology – proliferate, few today doubt that the international order is undergoing seismic shifts and faces stark choices. In this context,…