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…

International Conference on Economic Liberalization and its Implications for Development Policy with Special Reference to India and Mexico Organised by IDEAs at Mexico City, 24 - 25 October 2005

International Conference on "Economic Liberalization and its Implications for Development Policy with Special Reference to India and Mexico", Mexico City, October 24 - 25, 2005. This was co-sponsored with the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO). This had around 50 participants from Latin America and Asia. In addition, there was very substantial participation from the student community of UNAM and FLACSO, so that the audience numbered more than 100 people on both days. Some of the most eminent economists in Mexico, as well as policy makers from government ministries and economists…

TSSA International Conference on “Acts of Resistance against Globalization from the South” Organised by the Turkish Social Scientists Association held at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey 5 - 7 September 2005.

5 September 2005, Monday Opening Presentation: "Economics of New-Imperialism" Prabhat Patnaik, (India) (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India) CHAIR: Korkut Boratav, (Turkey) (TSSA, Ankara, Turkey) Session 1 New Forms of Intervention and Legitimation: "War against Terror" and Iraq  Mahmood Mamdani (Uganda) (University of Columbia, New York, USA) "Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War and the Origin of Terror, Culture Talk" Ali Kadri (Lebanon) (ESCWA, Economic and Social Commission for West Asia, Beirut, Lebanon) "The Occupation of Iraq: Then and Now" Julian Saurin (UK) (University of Sussex Üniversitesi, Brighton, UK) "The War against Terror and the Contemporay Forms of Imperialism" Filiz…

International Workshop On “Reclaiming Development in the Age of Financial Globalization” Organised by IDEAs and Bilkent University (Department of Economics), Ankara, Turkey, 31 August - 3 September 2005.

The workshop on Reclaiming Development in the Age of Financial Globalization was an intensive programme covering theoretical and policy issues in the current international context. The workshop was organized by the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs) in collaboration with the Bilkent University Department of Economics and financial support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Its objective was to present critiques of existing theories as well as to offer alternative analyses of current economic trends from a developing country’s perspective. It broadly dealt with three themes: (1) The economics of financial globalization and its implications for development macroeconomics. (2) The macroeconomics of stabilization and…

International Conference on ‘The Agrarian Constraint and Poverty Reduction: Macroeconomic Lessons for Africa’ Organised by IDEAs, EEA and CODESRIA at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 17-19, 2004.

Organisers: International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs) The Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA), Addis Ababa CODESRIA, Dakar, Senegal. Supported by: UNDP, New York. IDEAs' first conference, along with the workshop which immediately preceded, held in Africa and meant exclusively for African economists and policymakers took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia during 17-19 December 2004. The event, along with the workshop were organized in association with the Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA) and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), with support from the UNDP. With a special focus on the agricultural sector, the agenda centred on understanding the…

International Workshop on ‘Macroeconomic Policies, Agrarian Change and Development’ Organised by IDEAs, EEA and CODESRIA at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 12-16, 2004.

Organisers: International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs) The Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA), Addis Ababa CODESRIA, Dakar, Senegal. Supported by: UNDP, New York. IDEAs organized a Workshop on 'Macroeconomic Policies, Agrarian Change and Development' in Addis Ababa with a focus on issues of current concern with respect to the agrarian sector in developing countries. It is increasingly evident that there is a crisis of livelihood across large parts of the developing world and issues of food security continue to be of pressing concern, though both economic security and food security problems are far from static and are continuously affected by the evolving…

International Workshop on ‘Liberalisation, Macroeconomic Policy and Development options in Asia’ OrganiSed by IDEAs in collaboration with the MAIDS at Bangkok, Thailand, 25-28 September 2004.

In the month of September, 2004, a joint workshop was organized by IDEAs in collaboration with the MAIDS (Masters of Arts Programme in International Development Studies) programme, which is run by the Faculty of Political Science at Chulanlongkorn University, Thailand. The workshop, entitled 'Liberalisation, Macroeconomic Policy and Development Options in Asia', was held in Bangkok from the 25th to 28th of September, 2004. The second leg of the workshop was held in Manila in collaboration with the Philippines based organization, Action for Economic Reform, from the 24th of September to the 1st of October, 2004. The purpose of the workshops was to bring together a group of economists…