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.

  • Mariana Mazzucato, Jayati Ghosh and Els Torreele on waiving covid patents
    by betaideas on 21 April 2021 at 02:19

    The By-invitation section publishes commentaries from a range of perspectives. For a view in favour of maintaining intellectual property rights related to covid and health, read a commentary by Michelle McMurry-Heath. The Rapid creation of covid-19 vaccines is an amazing technological feat.…

  • The Growing Perils of India’s open Capital Account
    by Jayati Ghosh on 20 April 2021 at 07:34

    In an important new paper (“External balance sheets of emerging economies: low-yielding assets, high-yielding liabilities”, Review of Keynesian Economics, Vol. 9 No. 2, Summer 2021, pp. 232–252) the Turkish economist Yilmaz Akyuz has identified new channels of transmission of global…

  • Another False Start in Africa Sold with Green Revolution Myths
    by Jomo Kwame Sundaram on 20 April 2021 at 06:27

    Since the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) was launched in 2006, yields have barely risen, while rural poverty remains endemic, and would have increased more if not for out-migration. AGRA was started, with funding from the Bill and…

  • Biden’s Package and Its Pitfalls
    by Prabhat Patnailk on 19 April 2021 at 06:14

    U.S. President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion rescue package is one of the most ambitious measures to revive the U.S. and, with it, the world economy. Coming on the heels of Trump’s $2 trillion package last year and a further $900…

  • Global Austerity Alert: Looming budget cuts in 2021-25 and alternative pathways
    by betaideas on 17 April 2021 at 03:59

    Map of countries with projected austerity cuts in 2021-2022, in terms of GDP, based on IMF fiscal projections. Credit: I. Ortiz and M. Cummins, 2021 Last week Ministers of Finance met virtually at the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary…