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.

  • Government Debt is Symptom, not Cause
    by Jomo Kwame Sundaram on 20 June 2024 at 07:27

    Developing country governments are being blamed for irresponsibly borrowing too much. The resulting debt stress has blocked investments and growth in this unequal and unfair world economic order. Money as debt Myths about public debt are legion. The most pernicious…

  • Land Grabs Squeeze Rural Poor Worldwide
    by Jomo Kwame Sundaram on 17 June 2024 at 14:10

    Since 2008, farmland acquisitions have doubled prices worldwide, squeezing family farmers and other poor rural communities. Such land grabs are worsening inequality, poverty, and food insecurity. Squeezing land and farmers A new IPES-Food report highlights land grabs (including for ostensibly…

  • Global Diffusion of Production and the Concept of Imperialism
    by Prabhat Patnailk on 17 June 2024 at 07:09

    There has been a significant diffusion of production occurring in the world economy. Many call this phenomenon a shift from a US-led world economy to a “multipolar world economy”, but no matter what one thinks of this description, the fact…

  • The IMF Knife Threatening Democracy
    by betaideas on 17 June 2024 at 02:30

    The IMF after much fanfare released its third tranche from its Extended Fund Facility program for Sri Lanka amounting to US$ 336 million. These tranches that are released every six months after excruciating reviews and much trepidation in the media…

  • Maria da Conceição Tavares
    by betaideas on 16 June 2024 at 12:07

    Still immersed in my sadness and bitterness from bidding farewell to my great companion in so many battles, I offer a profile more affectionate than academic, of my dear friend Maria da Conceição. Colleagues and students who lived with the…