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)

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…

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…

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…

International Workshop on ‘New Directions in Financial Regulation organised by International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs) and the Centre for Banking Studies, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 22-26 November, 2011

IDEAs, in association with the Centre for Banking Studies (CBS) of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, organised a workshop on ''New directions in financial regulation'' over 22-26 November in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The workshop will discuss some of the important proposals for regulating finance and the actual changes in laws and regulatory instruments that have been introduced in different countries in the wake of the global financial crisis of 2007-08 and the Great Recession that followed. Eminent economists, central bankers and researchers who have participated in global discussions on regulatory reform will discuss the various alternatives for regulation of…

International Conference on “Reforming the Financial System: Proposals, Constraints and New Directions” Muttukadu, Chennai, India, January 25-27, 2010.

Click for the Conference Report Responses to the financial crisis were from the very beginning expected to take three directions: (i) preventing systemic failure in the financial sector by rescuing fragile institutions, especially when they are large and interconnected; (ii) stalling the real economy downturn and ensuring a recovery; and (iii) reforming the financial system to prevent the future occurrence of similar or related crisis. Few would disagree that much has been done on the first two fronts, even though there could be differences on the adequacy and appropriateness of the measures adopted in different contexts. As far as the third…

International Conference on ‘Recovery or Bubble? The Global Economy Today’, Organised by IDEAs, Gulmohar Hall, Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 29-30 January 2010.

Click for the Conference Report While production and employment indicators in many countries point to stabilisation and recovery from the economic recession in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, there are debates about the economic recovery that is underway and fears of a new speculative boom on which the global recovery rides. These principally relate to the policy decisions taken in the US and many other countries in response to the financial crisis which involved easy monetary policy to save the financial system and real economy from collapse, and fiscal stimuli to trigger a recovery. There are signs of a…

Workshop on “Understanding the Nature and Implications of the Expanding Presence of India and China, with Special Reference to Asia” Organised by IDEAs and Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)

Click for the Workshop Report The Context High and sustained growth of GDP in China and India has impacted the global economy in general and developing countries in particular in myriad ways. With regard to the impact on the developing world, the tendency to meet rapidly expanding consumption through imports has meant that developing countries are not faced only with the threat of imports from China and India, but the opportunity to export to these countries as well. Moreover, in their search for raw materials, food, energy and other intermediates to meet their rapidly increasing requirements, China and India are increasingly…

Panel Discussion on ‘New Directions in Financial Regulation’ Organised by IDEAs, WWF Auditorium, New Delhi, 7 February, 2009.

International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs) organised a Panel Discussion on ‘New Directions in Financial Regulation’ in New Delhi on 7th February 2009. It was attended by a total of about 125 participants from the academia, government and the media. This Panel Discussion was held in the context of the unprecedented and still unfolding global financial crisis because of which the world economy, the developing countries in particular, are continuing to suffer. This is the time for a fundamental rethink on financial liberalization in order to reduce the systemic instability of global financial markets, which passes through into real economies across…

International conference on ”The Crisis of Neo-liberalism in India: Challenges and Alternatives” Organised by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai and International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), 13 -15, March 2009.

Programme Schedule (click to download) Introduction: The context The current global economic crisis – reflected in stock market crashes, growth slowdowns, banking crises, capital flights and large job losses – has indeed halted the march of neo-liberalism as the dominant ideology of our times. It marks the end of a phase in which finance enjoyed historically unprecedented rights and privileges in deciding economic policy. The crisis has forced Western governments to intervene, regulate, and even nationalise financial institutions. Though the process of financial liberalisation began much later in Asia than it did in Latin America, recent decades had witnessed rapid liberalisation…

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