The ‘Economic Literacy and Budget Accountability for Governance: Leaders/Practitioners Workshop’ Organised by IDEAs in partnership with Action Aid International Gurgaon, 26 -31 January, 2008.

This workshop, held jointly with Action Aid International, was part of IDEAs’ efforts to regulate developing country finances, especially new forms of finances in accordance with broad based development needs and to make the budget process more understandable, people friendly and participatory. While Action Aid provided the larger participation and infrastructure for the event, IDEAs’ involvement included providing support in designing the workshop and in providing part of the academic input by inviting speakers from its members. The workshop aimed at enabling participants, who were largely from the civil society organizations but also academics, to deal with expanding discussions on…

International Conference on ” A Decade After: Recovery and Adjustment since the East Asian Crisis” Organised by International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), Global Sustainability and Environment Institute (GSEI), Action Aid and Focus on the Global South at Bangkok Thailand , July 12-14, 2007.

July 2007 marks the completion of a decade since the onset of the financial crises in several East Asian Countries. The crisis of 1997, whose effects are still visible, focused attention on the dangers associated with a world dominated by fluid finance. It brought home the fact that financial liberalisation can result in crises even in so-called ‘miracle economies’. In fact the crisis marked the waning of the "East Asian miracle", which could be described as the third major process in the post-war period (after the initial success of import-substituting growth and the oil price hikes of the 1970s) that…

International Conference and Workshop on ‘Policy Perspectives on Growth, Economic Structures and Poverty Reduction’ Organised by IDEAs in partnership with the Institute of Economics, at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing and the School of Economics, Renmin University, Beijing held in Beijing, China, 3-9 June, 2007

Supported by Christian Aid, UK, UNDP, India and Action Aid, China International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs) organized a three day workshop followed by a three day international conference at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The workshop was held between 3-5th June and the conference followed between the 7-9th of June, 2007. The events were organized to focus discussions on the recent economic growth witnessed in some parts of the developing world, and its impact on economic structures and thereby on income distribution and poverty reduction. The issue is particularly relevant as the recent decades have thrown up interesting dilemmas for…

International Conference in Memory of Guy Mhone on ‘Sustainable Employment Generation in Developing Countries: Current Constraints and Alternative Strategies’ Organised by IDEAs in partnership with Action Aid and Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya, 25 - 27th January 2007.

The international conference in memory of Guy Mhone was organised by IDEAs in association with the Institute of Development Studies, University of Nairobi and Action Aid during 25-27 January, 2007, in the premises of Silver Springs Hotel, Nairobi. The conference had noted economists conforming to the heterodox school of thought as well as many young scholars from different countries, as per the basic objective of IDEAs to give space and exposure to budding economists at an international level. The conference was structured into four sessions on the first two days and three sessions on the last day, with the last two…

International Workshop on ‘Policy Trends, Growth Patterns and Distributional Outcomes Under Globalisation’ Organised by IDEAs in collaboration with the Shanghai Administration Institute (SAI), Shanghai, China, 21- 24th August, 2006.

An international capacity building workshop on 'Policy Trends, Growth Patterns and Distributional Outcomes under Globalisation', was held between 21-24th of August, 2006, at Shanghai, China in local collaboration with the Shanghai Administrative Institute (SAI), Shanghai, China at the institute premises. The workshop was meant for young economists who are either finishing Ph.D or have finished Ph.ds, as well others concerned with development in the field of policy making and/or advocacy. The workshop covered about 45 such scholars, taking full care of all expenses. This workshop placed special emphasis on young Chinese scholars by including as many as 24 of them,…

International Conference on ‘Economic Openness and Income Inequality: Policy Options for Developing Countries in the New Millennium’ Organised by IDEAs in collaboration with the Shanghai Administration Institute (SAI), Shanghai, China, 26- 27th August, 2006.

The workshop was followed by an international conference on 'Economic Openness and Income Inequality: Policy Options for Developing Countries in the New Millennium’ during the 26th-27th of August 2006, again in local collaboration with the Shanghai Administration Institute (SAI). The conference had about 90 participants from 22 countries. Beginning by looking at global trends from both a theoretical and an empirical perspective through 5 papers presented during the first two sessions, the conference followed up with region specific sessions on the issue of income inequality and trade liberalization. The regions covered were China, Asia including India and East Asia, Latin…

The 2nd Workshop on ‘ASEAN Expert Collaboration for FTA Negotiations with the United States’ Organised by IDEAs at Thailand, Bangkok, 3-4 August, 2006.

Organized by: International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs) (http://www.networkideas.org) The Good Governance for Social Development and the Environmental Institute (GSEI), Bangkok Thailand Research Fund (TRF), Bangkok Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok WWF-Thailand The 2nd Workshop on 'ASEAN Expert Collaboration for FTA Negotiations with the United States' was held in Bangkok during 3-4 August, 2006, against the backdrop of Thailand's proposed bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with the US. This was the second in a series meant to provide a cooperative forum for strengthening the analytical capacity of ASEAN academics in FTA negotiations with the US, and also to provide research…

International Conference on ‘Post Liberalisation Constraints on Macroeconomic policies’ Organised by IDEAs, Muttukadu, Tamil Nadu, India, January 27-29, 2006.

Supported by: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) The IDEAs conference, the third of a series at Muttukadu, Chennai, featured a set of papers and open discussions on the impact of international trade and financial liberalization on macroeconomic policies at country levels, with special emphasis on the developing world. The conference was primarily concerned with how a selected set of industrialising countries have negotiated their relationship with the global economy given sweeping changes in the international context, and how these policy changes in turn affected the possibilities and potential for development for the world at large and developing countries in particular.…

International Workshop on “Macro Economic Constraints and Policy Alternatives in Developing Countries” Organised by IDEAs, Muttukadu, Chennai, India, 23rd January - 26th January, 2006.

Supported by: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Venue: Quality Inn MGM Beach Resorts, 1/74 East Coast Road, Muttukadu, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu 603112, India (near Chennai). IDEAs organised a workshop on "Macro Economic Constraints and Policy Alternatives in Developing Countries" at Muttukadu, Chennai, India from 23rd January to 26th January, 2006. The workshop was based on a heterodox perspective consisting of a series of lectures followed by open discussions on the impact of international trade and financial liberalization on macroeconomic policies at country levels, especially in the developing world. The lectures included both theoretical as well as empirical analyses of the resultant situations in…

Workshop entitled ‘Financial Crime and Fragility under Financial Globalisation’, Organised by IDEAs at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India,19 - 20th December, 2005.

International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs) hosted a two day workshop on the theme of 'Financial Crime and Fragility under Financial Globalisation'. The workshop was meant for about 40 participants. The 2 day workshop was held as part of series of intensive workshops on topical themes organized by Ideas towards promoting dissemination and application of critical analysis of existing economic policy frameworks and development of heterodox tools of economic analysis appropriate for meeting the challenges of a more sustainable, participatory and equitable development process. Financial globalisation, and the wave of financial sector reform that it has generated, seeks to homogenise financial…