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.

  • Frente “Vamos juntos por Brasil”:  por una nueva estrategia de desarrollo
    by betaideas on 1 July 2022 at 17:34

    En un documento publicado hace unos días, el Frente que contendrá en las elecciones generales de Brasil el próximo mes de octubre y que tiene como candidato a la presidencia a Lula Da Silva, se plantean, de manera muy general,…

  • José Antonio Ocampo set to be the next Minister of Finance of the Republic of Colombia
    by betaideas on 30 June 2022 at 17:43

    IDEAs is delighted that Prof Jose Antonio Ocampo has been appointed Finance Minister of the Republic of Colombia. His rich policy experience and important work in development finance and tax justice will be important in framing feasible alternatives for economic…

  • Climate Hypocrisy Ensures Global Warming
    by Jomo Kwame Sundaram on 29 June 2022 at 02:46

    Rich country governments claim the high moral ground on climate action. But many deny their far greater responsibility for both historic and contemporary greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, once acknowledged by the Kyoto Protocol. Climate injustice Worse, responsibility has not been…

  • The Rupee’s Decline
    by betaideas on 28 June 2022 at 06:33

    The second half of June saw the rupee’s value touching record lows below 78 to the US dollar. But this absolute low should not take away from the long term decline the rupee has been experiencing. If we consider the…

  • What do we really know about productivity differentials across countries?
    by Jayati Ghosh on 27 June 2022 at 16:10

    Jayati Ghosh critiques and details the conceptual, methodological and empirical problems in defining and measuring productivity, the “holy grail” of economic growth. Productivity measurement encounters problems in both its numerator (output) and the denominator (input). While output measured as GDP…