Development for Whom?
Jun 22nd 2017,Jayati Ghosh
Calls for a new development paradigm grow louder each day, especially in rapidly growing countries like India. Award-winning development economist Jayati Ghosh explores prospects for such a new model of equitable and sustainable development with Allen White, Senior Fellow at the Tellus Institute.
Computer outages
Jun 22nd 2017,Jayati Ghosh
While our dependency and vulnerability towards computers is becoming almost universal, the false resilience and reliability of the cyberspace is being exposed through recent system breakdowns caused due to extremely minor human errors and absen and governments see cyber maintenance as a luxury, which itsece of adequate backup. In these days of cost cutting, CEOslf has become a reason for its fragility.
The Economy under Modi
Jun 20th 2017,Prabhat Patnaik
As per official data, half of the country’s population witnessed no improvement in real per capita income over the three Modi years. Other indicators like the demand from net exports, Central Government expenditure (as a proportion of nominal GDP) and number of new jobs created in the organized sector, all reflect a gloomy picture of the Indian economy. The government has been keen on keeping finance capital happy while compromising on these matters.
Imperialism Still Alive and Kicking: An Interview with Prabhat Patnaik
Jun 20th 2017, C. J. Polychroniou
Imperialism is the arrangement that the capitalist system sets up for imposing income deflation on the working population of the third world for countering the threat of inflation that would otherwise erode the value of money in the metropolis and make the system unviable. A delinking from globalization by an alternative State, based on a worker-peasant alliance, is required for improved living conditions of the third world working population.
Crop prices and farmers' unrest
June 20th 2017, C.P. Chandrasekhar and Jayati Ghosh
Distressed farmers are demanding loan waivers, but that should not deflect attention from what needs to be done and undone to address the roots of the agrarian crisis.
The unsustainable US recovery
June 6th 2017, C.P. Chandrasekhar and Jayati Ghosh
Even the limited and unsteady recovery of growth in the US a decade after the 2008 crisis is based on an increase in debt that renders it unsustainable.
 
The Question Of Farm-Loan Waiver
Jun 23rd 2016, Prabhat Patnaik
The primary reason why loan-waiver is being demanded at present is not an output fall owing to any natural calamity. It is the price-fall on account of the bumper harvest that underlies this demand. It is the breaking down of an appropriate institutional mechanism that is responsible for the peasants’ distress and periodic demands for loan-waivers.
 
Call for Papers for Summer School – 2018
Jun 12th 2017
Budget 2017-18: The macroeconomic perspective
Mar 3rd 2017, C.P. Chandrasekhar
One reason why the government chose fiscal consolidation instead of an expansionary budget in the wake of demonetisation is its erroneous belief that demonetisation in itself would deliver fiscal benefits.
Budget 2017-18: Blinded by neoliberalism
Feb 27th 2017, C.P. Chandrasekhar
All that this government has is its unfounded belief that mere reform in the form of the demonetisation, digitalisation and the GST would deliver growth rather than recession.


Demonetisation Decoded: A critique of India’s currency experiment
Apr 12, 2017, Jayati Ghosh, C.P. Chandrasekhar and Prabhat Patnaik

The book "Demonetisation Decoded", is an important book that provides a quick and concise explanation of the goals, implications, initial effects and the political economy of the major demonetisation move of the Indian government.
 


The XXV Krishna Bharadwaj Memorial Lecture
Mar 15, 2017

The XXV Krishna Bharadwaj Memorial Lecture, delivered by Prof. Heinz D. Kurz of Department of Economics, the Graz Schumpeter Centre, University of Graz, Austria on March 3, 2017 at the Convention Centre, JNU, New Delhi, on the topic "Power - The Bête Noire in much of Economics"
 
Buckling under Pressure
Jan 18th 2017, Jayati Ghosh
There has been a depressing erosion in the credibility of the major institutions that in different ways are vital for the functioning of our democracy as they are bent to the will of the ruling dispensation.
The Demonetization Fiasco
Jan 16th 2017, Prabhat Patnaik
Demonetization has been a fiasco in achieving its stated objective, apart from being a disaster for the people.
 
National IPR Policy and Innovation
Jul 18th 2016, Reji K. Joseph
This article seeks to analyse critically the relationship between innovation and IPRs with a view to understand the implications of the IPR Policy for India.
 

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