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.

  • For Immanuel Wallerstein
    by betaideas on 26 September 2020 at 11:35

    It was in 1992, when I was still a student, that I had the honor of meeting for the very first time Immanuel Wallerstein who was then giving a series of conferences within an interdisciplinary seminar taking place physically in…

  • ‘Populist’ Macroeconomic Policy
    by Jomo Kwame Sundaram on 23 September 2020 at 04:50

    ‘Ethno-populism’ has emerged and spread in recent decades in response to the mixed consequences of neoliberal globalization. It appropriates nationalist rhetoric for narrow ethnic, religious, cultural or other communal ends, typically with a chauvinist, jingoist rejection of selected Others as…

  • A misleading signal from the trade front
    by C. P. Chandrasekhar on 22 September 2020 at 02:58

    Provisional trade figures released by the Ministry of Commerce indicate that India’s aggregate trade balance over the period April-August 2020 was in surplus to the tune of $14.2 billion, as compared with a deficit of $45.11 billion in the corresponding…

  • A Government unequal to the task
    by Prabhat Patnailk on 21 September 2020 at 04:40

    A striking aspect of the 24 per cent decline in GDP in the first quarter of 2020-21 compared to the previous year’s first quarter is the decline by 10.3 per cent in public administration, defence and other public services. This…

  • Myths of Soft Budget Constraints
    by Jomo Kwame Sundaram on 16 September 2020 at 04:35

    In recent decades, many contemporary macroeconomic and financial problems have been blamed on ‘soft budget constraints’ (SBCs), with the term becoming quite popular in the economics lexicon, financial media and political discourse. Soft budget constraints Originally coined four decades ago…