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.

  • Some Disquieting Trends in the Budget
    by Prabhat Patnailk on 15 July 2019 at 04:40

    It is clear by now that the figures provided in the 2019-20 budget are palpably unfounded. The budget has concealed the actual receipts and expenditures for 2018-19 even though these were available, because they show huge shortfalls compared to t […]

  • Big Discrepancy in Budget
    by betaideas on 12 July 2019 at 06:17

    Are the budget figures reliable or are they misleading and perhaps arguably false? That’s the question we address in this interview with Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University Jayati Ghosh.   &nbs […]

  • The Current Eclipse of The Left
    by Prabhat Patnailk on 11 July 2019 at 08:40

    I am often asked: why has the Left, so powerful less than a decade ago, suddenly got eclipsed? The question is pertinent. True, the eclipse of the Left is mainly in the electoral arena, and the Left’s strength has to […]

  • Has the Stage Really Been Set for Credit Growth and a Banking System Revival?
    by C. P. Chandrasekhar on 9 July 2019 at 13:19

    Besides slowing growth and record unemployment, a major problem facing Indian policy makers is the fragility characterising the financial sector. With public sector banks still burdened with large non-performing assets (NPAs) and two major non-bank financial companies (NBFCs) bankrupt or […]

  • Budget 2019-20: The numbers the Finance Minister does not want you to see
    by Jayati Ghosh on 8 July 2019 at 12:28

    When finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget speech omitted numbers relating to the government’s overall revenue and expenditure, for both the previous and current years, this was widely commented on. After all, these numbers are the reason for having a Budget […]