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.

  • Donald Trump, Working Class Hero?
    by Jomo Kwame Sundaram on 8 July 2020 at 05:14

    In his early February annual State of the Union address, US President Donald Trump typically hailed his own policies for increasing wages and jobs to achieve record low US unemployment. Directly appealing to labour for a second term, Trump claimed…

  • FTAs and the race to the bottom
    by C. P. Chandrasekhar on 6 July 2020 at 05:10

    The competition among Asian countries to win a slice of export markets currently controlled by China is intensifying. In a recent development, Vietnam has finally ratified a free trade agreement with the EU, under which more than 70 per cent…

  • India’s Abysmal Healthcare System
    by Prabhat Patnailk on 6 July 2020 at 04:35

    DD Kosambi uses a telling example to illustrate the crisis of Indian feudalism: at the third Battle of Panipat in 1761, the troops on oneside had not had enough to eat, while the troops on the other side just managed…

  • Our dependency on China didn’t happen overnight
    by betaideas on 3 July 2020 at 09:25

    In the wake of the India-China conflagration at the border, the worst in more than five decades, the fault lines of India’s economic relationship with its northern neighbour are now wide open. Amidst the demands for boycotting Chinese products and…

  • Rethink Food Security and Nutrition Following Covid-19 Pandemic
    by Jomo Kwame Sundaram on 3 July 2020 at 05:04

    The Covid-19 crisis has had several unexpected effects, including renewed attention to food security concerns. Earlier understandings of food security in terms of production self-sufficiency have given way to importing supplies since late 20th century promotion of trade liberalization. Transnational…