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.

  • Claims versus Reality: Who Benefits from Government Funded Health Insurance?
    by betaideas on 5 December 2019 at 05:20

    Health insurance has been the focus of the health policy of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA government. While health insurance schemes had been introduced by the previous Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government, as well as by several state governments,…

  • End of the free trade myth
    by C. P. Chandrasekhar on 4 December 2019 at 06:39

    Unless the Trump administration’s views on the WTO change dramatically, December 11 could mark the end of an era in global trade. On that date two more members (of the three in position out of a mandated seven) of the…

  • What really happened to public spending in 2018-19?
    by Jayati Ghosh on 3 December 2019 at 07:10

    It is now widely recognised that the Finance Minister misinformed Parliament when presenting the Revised Estimates for central government revenues and expenditures in the Union Budget presented in July 2019. That fact has, however, been largely forgotten, perhaps because to…

  • Claims versus Reality: Who benefited from PM Ujjwala Yojana?
    by betaideas on 27 November 2019 at 08:53

    Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) is one of the flagship schemes of the Modi government. Launched on May 1, 2016, PMUY, through which subsidised LPG connections were claimed to have been provided to about 4.5 crore poor households until 2018,…

  • Claim versus Reality: Has India become open defecation free?
    by betaideas on 27 November 2019 at 08:20

    (The NSO survey results call the bluff peddled by PM Modi on Swachh Bharat mission) On October 2, 2019, Prime Minister Modi proudly proclaimed that India, which was home to the largest number of people in the world not having…