International Seminar on “Whither Global Capitalism?” Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 28-29 January 2012

An international seminar on ''Whither Global Capitalism?'' will be held on 28-29 January 2012 at the Convention Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. The proposed seminar, being organised by the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), will have the following broad themes: The dominance of finance Dynamism in the periphery Economic integration and its impact Food and agrarian crises The programme of the seminar follows below: Saturday, 28 January 2012 Registration ( 9:30- 10:00 ) Session 1: The Dominance of Finance ( 10:00- 11:30 ) Chair: Jayati Ghosh (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi) Speakers: Jan Kregel (Levy Economics Institute of Bard…

International conference on ”The Global Economy in a Time of Uncertainty: Capitalist trajectories and progressive alternatives” Muttukadu, Chennai, India, 24-26 January, 2012.

Click for the Conference Report International Development Economics Associates will mark a decade of existence in 2011. This has been a period of rapid change in the global economy. The need for analytically sound and empirically grounded but creative heterodox economic thinking that IDEAs was set up to encourage and propagate has become steadily more apparent with the multiple crises in global and national economies. This is also a time when people across the world are searching with greater urgency for progressive economic alternatives to the current paradigms. To celebrate the survival and expansion of IDEAs, and to look to…

Notes on Land, Long Run Food Security and the Agrarian Crisis in India Sheila Bhalla

These Notes are organised in three main parts. Part I looks at examples of three approaches to land use and land acquisition issues. Two are from international organisations - the FAO and IFPRI - and concerned primarily with the acquisition of large tracts of farm land in developing countries by foreign investors, including Indian investors, and one is exemplified by a recent Indian Supreme Court judgment. Part II seeks to come to grips with the specific features of India's agricultural and agrarian crises, and to make a distinction between the two. Part III deals with long term trends in land…

A Proposal for a Growth and Fiscal Compact Mario Tonveronachi

The author investigates the present crisis in Europe that is threatening to undo the economic integration process started under the European Union. The single market and common currency concept is today under threat because of national egoisms and undemocratic manner in which the EU operates currently. Proposal_Growth_Fiscal_Compact (Download the full text in PDF format)

Resolving the Food Crisis: Assesing global policy reforms since 2007 Timothy A. Wise and Sophia Murphy

Download the full report. The spikes in global food prices in 2007-8 served as a wake-up call to the global community on the inadequacies of our global food system. Commodity prices doubled, the estimated number of hungry people topped one billion, and food riots spread through the developing world. A second price spike in 2010-11, which drove the global food import bill for 2011 to an estimated $1.3 trillion, only deepened the sense that the policies and principles guiding agricultural development and food security were deeply flawed. How well has the international community responded to these challenges? In this policy…

Notes on Land, Long Run Food Security and the Agrarian Crisis in India Sheila Bhalla

These Notes are organised in three main parts. Part I looks at examples of three approaches to land use and land acquisition issues. Two are from international organisations – the FAO and IFPRI – and concerned primarily with the acquisition of large tracts of farm land in developing countries by foreign investors, including Indian investors, and one is exemplified by a recent Indian Supreme Court judgment. Part II seeks to come to grips with the specific features of India’s agricultural and agrarian crises, and to make a distinction between the two. Part III deals with long term trends in land…

A Proposal for a Growth and Fiscal Compact Mario Tonveronachi

The author investigates the present crisis in Europe that is threatening to undo the economic integration process started under the European Union. The single market and common currency concept is today under threat because of national egoisms and undemocratic manner in which the EU operates currently. fiscal_compact (Download the full text in PDF format)

Resolving the Food Crisis: Assessing Global Policy Reforms Since 2007 Timothy A. Wise and Sophia Murphy

Download the full report. The spikes in global food prices in 2007-8 served as a wake-up call to the global community on the inadequacies of our global food system. Commodity prices doubled, the estimated number of hungry people topped one billion, and food riots spread through the developing world. A second price spike in 2010-11, which drove the global food import bill for 2011 to an estimated $1.3 trillion, only deepened the sense that the policies and principles guiding agricultural development and food security were deeply flawed. How well has the international community responded to these challenges? In this policy…