Current Issues
Emergency 2.0
30 August, 2018, Jayati Ghosh
Given the background of failure of the ruling party to fulfil any of its important electoral promises, the recent arrests of lawyers, scholars and human right activists represent the desperate measures by the ruling party to stifle, suppress, and divert all voices of criticism, opposition and dissent.
 
Pakistan: Who needs a crisis?
29 August, 2018, C.P. Chandrasekhar
As Pakistan’s new Prime Minister, Imran Khan faces the current balance of payments, its important to look at Pakistan’s debt history, especially in light of its association with China’s Belt and Road Initiative. With IMF’s support to Pakistan in the past, it is to be seen how a proxy stand-off between a retreating power and a rising one plays out.
 
Features
Who's Manipulating China's Exchange Rate?
11 September, 2018, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
Contrary to western perceptions, the Chinese government’s attempts to manage the exchange rate over the past few years have actually been directed to shoring up its value, rather than forcing depreciation.
 
The Real Problem with Free Trade
11 September, 2018, Jayati Ghosh
Even if free trade is ultimately broadly beneficial, the fact remains that as trade has become freer, inequality has worsened. One major reason for this is that current global trade rules have enabled a few large firms to capture an ever-larger share of value-added, at a massive cost to economies, workers, and the environment.
 
Analysis
Women's work in India
07 September, 2018, Jayati Ghosh
The decline in workforce participation by women in India reflects shift from paid to unpaid work. In the absence of basic amenities, a greater proportion of women are engaged in fetching water, collecting fuel for cooking. Once we take into account these unpaid and socially unrecognised activities done by women, it is found that workforce participation of women is greater than men.
 
The Question Of Farm - Loan Waiver
23 June, 2017, 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.
 
Policy Watch
RCEP Deal can be Disastrous for India
13 September, 2018, Biswajit Dhar
Our FTA experience and existing trade imbalance with RCEP nations inform us that such a trade pact will hurt our producers.
 
India's Electronics Manufacturing Sector: Getting the Diagnosis Right
07 September, 2018, Smitha Francis
The Indian electronics industry’s high dependence on imports is a direct outcome of the trade and investment liberalisation that was carried out by successive governments without putting in place the necessary industrial policy support for maintaining and improving domestic linkages and indigenous capabilities.
 
Video
Development and what it Actually Means: A seminar remembering Vineet Kohli, the economist from TISS
21 August, 2018,
In a seminar remembering Vineet Kohli, the economist from TISS, a panel of economists discuss the idea of Development and how the idea has changed over the years. Utsa Patnaik, T Jayaraman, Prabhat Patnaik, Abhijit Sen and C.P. Chandrasekhar open the conversation with the audience seminar on Aug. 19, 2018 (Sunday) at CSLG Committee Room.
 
Prof. Prabhat Patnaik on Alternative Discourses in Macroeconomics
11 August, 2018,
The School of Social Science Council JNUSU had organised a workshop titled 'Alternative Discourses in Macroeconomics', conducted by Emeritus Professor, Prabhat Patnaik. The Council is pleased to inform that this will be continued as a lecture series in the coming days on every Friday at 4.30 pm, Room No. 203, SSS III.
 
Announcements
A Memorial for Dr. Vineet Kohli, Assistant Professor at TISS and a Former CESP Student
13 August, 2018,
This is a memorial for Dr. Vineet Kohli, Assistant Professor at TISS and a former CESP student, whose untimely death has left a void in the world of heterodox economics in this country. His friends in JNU are organising a daylong seminar in his memory on Aug. 19, 2018 (Sunday) at CSLG Committee Room.
 
Job Opening at Economic Research Foundation
31 January, 2018,
The Economic Research Foundation, New Delhi is looking for a young professional to assist in website and social media related work. ERF manages three websites that broadly cover economic issues in India and across the world.
 

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