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.

  • The Problem of External Debt
    by Prabhat Patnailk on 2 June 2020 at 15:50

    There is a massive problem of external debt building up for the third world, of which the recent Argentine debt crisis was only one manifestation. At the root of the problem is the collapse of primary commodity prices in the…

  • COVID-19 Lockdown: Impact on Agriculture and Rural Economy
    by betaideas on 2 June 2020 at 07:20

    Lack of planning and preparation by the Central government for tackling the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a massive blow to India’s economy and has caused enormous hardships to working people of the country. The informal rural economy has been hit…

  • The worrisome return of capital
    by betaideas on 2 June 2020 at 03:00

    In a trend which sees equity markets in the “emerging economies” imitate stock markets in the US, the MSCI Emerging Market Index that collapsed over the month ending 23 March, from more than 1,100 to just above 750 (Chart 1),…

  • The Effects of Covid-19 on Price Indices
    by betaideas on 31 May 2020 at 07:30

    The world is approaching a food consumption crisis. There are growing problems in the production and distribution of widespread basic foodstuffs. The slowdown in economic activities has impacted on manufacturing production linked to the world market, as well as on…

  • The World at Crossroads
    by Prabhat Patnailk on 31 May 2020 at 04:54

    The Financial Times of London is one of the most “respectable” bourgeois newspapers in the world. Even this newspaper has now come to recognise something which the Left has been saying for quite some time. In an editorial on April…