Formalising the Informal Economy: A Gender Perspective Research Project

A research project titled ‘Formalising the informal economy: A gender perspective’ was initiated by IDEAs in the beginning of 2018. This is a cross-country study involving- India, Thailand, Ghana, South Africa and Morocco. The objective of the project is to examine the specific attempts at formalisation and consider their impact on both the extent and the terms and conditions of women’s work. Depending upon the specific strategies adopted, the implications of formalisation for workers (especially women workers) may not be uniformly positive and there could be adverse unintended consequences, especially for the viability of some informal activities and the associated…

8th Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Social Sciences Buenos Aires, Argentina, 19-23 November 2018.

IDEAs organized a panel session at the Clacso Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on “Restructuring post the 2008 crisis and the new challenges for developing countries” as part of the South-South Forum of the conference. This panel brought together IDEAs members from India, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. The Indian EC members also made presentations and had discussions on industrial policy at CEPAL, Buenos Aires. This also provided an opportunity for the Executive Secretary and Treasurer of IDEAs to discuss with EC members of Latin America about the possibilities of strengthening IDEAs in the region, including bringing in more Spanish…

Rethinking Economics for Africa

During 7-8 September, 2018 IDEAs members supported and participated in the “Rethinking Economics for Africa” Festival organized at WITS University, Johannesburg, at which there were both eminent scholars and younger students and activists from across the African continent.

IDEAs’ Contribution to the 7th Asia Future Forum

IDEAs in collaboration with Korea Association of Political Economy and Hankyoreh Media Group organised a set of three sessions on, "Alternative Development Models for Asia in the Age of Low Growth: Implications from National Experiences", as part of the 7th Asia Future Forum held over 23-24 November, 2016 in Conrad Seoul, Korea. The event was organized to foster cooperation within Asia to seek balance between prosperity and sustainability of the world. The programme of the Development Economics session is as follows: Development Economics Session on "Alternative Development Models for Asia in the Age of Low Growth: Implications from National Experiences" Time :…

Leading Members of IDEAs Visit Myanmar to present their Perspectives on the Challenges of Myanmar’s Economic Development, 25-28 August 2016

Prof. Jayati Ghosh and Prof. C.P. Chandrasekhar, from IDEAs, were on a four day (25-28 August 2016) visit to Myanmar at the invitation of Actionaid Myanmar and its collaborative organizations to present their views on the challenges of Myanmar’s economic development. During their visit, they met with policymakers, academic scholars, civil society activists, government officials and NGOs and interacted with them on the issues of economic development of Myanmar. myanmar_visit_report (Download) presentation_by_Prof. Jayati Ghosh (Download) presentation_by_Prof. C.P. Chandrsekahr (Download)

International Conference on “Financial Instability and Inequality in an Economically Integrated World”, Tsinghua Sanya International Mathematics Forum (TSIMF), Phoenix Town, Sanya, Hainan, P. R. China, 22-24 February 2016.

The Programme: DAY 1: February 22, 2016 (Monday) 9:30 am Welcome and Introduction to the Conference Session 1: 9:30 am – 11:00 am Financial Globalisation and Instability Chair/discussant: Xu, Jiankang Jan Kregel (Download Presentation) Prabhat Patnaik Session 2: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Theoretical Perspectives on the Global Economy Chair/discussant: Nicolas Pons-Vignon Qiu Haiping – ''Marx's theory of division of labour and socialism''. (Download Presentation) Meng Jie – ''David Harvey on class-monopoly rent and financialisation: A critical review''. (Download Presentation) Session 3: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Deregulation and Restructuring of Asian Finance Chair/discussant: Jan Kregel C.P. Chandrasekhar - ''Financial…

Panel Discussion on “The Global Economy and its Uncertain Future”, November 4, 2015 at Juniper Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.

International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs) and Economic Research Foundation (ERF) organises a panel discussion on "The Global Economy and its Uncertain Future", November 4, 2015 at Juniper Hall, Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India. The Programme: Welcome: Jayati Ghosh Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Speakers: Carlos Correa Professor and Director of Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies on Industrial Property and Economics Law, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Download:   Presentation Robert Pollin Distinguished Professor of Economics and Co-director of Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA. Download:   Presentation Prabhat…

Workshop on “Diverse Regional Responses to the Global Crisis: Implications for finance and the real economy”, 24-26 January, 2015, Muttukadu, Chennai, India.

The Programme: DAY 1: January 24, 2015 (Saturday) 3:00 – 6:00 Regional Dimensions of the Global Recovery Jan Kregel (Download Presentation) Prabhat Patnaik (Download Presentation) Mario Tonveronachi (Download Note) Chair/ Discussant: Alicia Puyana DAY 2: January 25, 2015 (Sunday) 9:00 – 10:30 Transformation of Asian Finance C.P. Chandrasekhar (Download Presentation) Jayati Ghosh (Download Presentation) Chair/ Discussant: Jan Kregel 10:45 – 12:45 Finance and Democracy Chris Baker & Pasuk Phongpaichit (Download Presentation) Rizal Ramli T.M. Thomas Isaac Chair/ Discussant: Sashi Kumar 2:00 – 4:00 Deregulation and Fragility: Some examples Alicia Puyana (Download Presentation) Parthapratim Pal (Download Presentation) Andong Zhu (Download Presentation)…

The South-South Tricontinental Collaborative Academic Programme

About the Programme (2013 -2015) International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs) is now part of a South-South Tricontinental collaborative academic programme. The Programme is jointly led by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), and the Latin American Council of Social Science (CLACSO). It would also involve other leading social sciences research networks in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This Collaborative Programme has been conceived in the context of the hegemony of epistemological paradigms conceived in the North in the study of the South and the weakening of independent research capacity…