Announcements

Call for Papers for Summer School – 2018
12 June, 2017,
The main theme of the forthcoming Summer School 2018 extends the primary concerns of the Summer School 2017, which explored the diversity of labour questions in the Global South, to focus primarily on the countryside and, in particular, the functioning of corporate and contract farming, and the associated global agricultural value networks (GAVNs).
Demonetisation Decoded: A critique of India's currency experiment
12 April, 2017, Jayati Ghosh, C.P. Chandrasekhar and Prabhat Patnaik
In a surprise move, on November 8, 2016, the Indian government announced that the currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denomination cease to be legal tender from the midnight of that very date. The arguments advanced in support of the move was that this would root out black money and take care of counterfeiting of currencies; however, withdrawing more than 85 per cent of the currency notes in circulation has been a major hit on India’s poor and lower middle classes.
Call for applications for African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics, Johannesburg, South Africa, 4-15 September 2017
07 April, 2017,
Applications are invited for the eleventh edition of the African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE) 2017 that will be held in Johannesburg (South Africa) from 4th to the 15th of September 2017.
Interpreting the World to Change it: Essays for Prabhat Patnaik
17 February, 2017,
Prabhat Patnaik’s academic insights and strong political commitment have stimulated intellectual activity and inspired personal regard across a multitude of people from all walks of life. This volume brings together contributions from some who have benefited from interaction with him over decades, in a tribute and continuing conversation.
Call for papers for the conference on "Reincarnation or Death of Neoliberalism? The rise of market authoritarianism and its challenges for labour", JNU, New Delhi, India, 4-6 October 2017
30 January, 2017,
The Global Labour University announces a call for papers for the conference on "Reincarnation or Death of Neoliberalism? The rise of market authoritarianism and its challenges for labour", to be held in JNU, New Delhi, India, from 4 to 6 October 2017.
Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development
09 January, 2017,
The Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development explores the theories and approaches which, over a prolonged period of time, have existed as viable alternatives to today’s mainstream and neo-classical tenets.
Call for applications for Ph.D Scholars and Faculty in Social Sciences for participating in the Research Methodology Workshop on "Using Large-scale Survey Data", December 16-23, 2016
18 November, 2016,
The Society for Social and Economic Research (SSER), New Delhi is organising a training programme cum research methodology workshop on statistical and computational tools to handle large-scale survey data. The workshop will be held in New Delhi from December 16thto 23rd, 2016. Scholars currently enrolled in Ph.D. programmes in any discipline of social sciences as well as young faculty from universities, colleges and research institutes are invited to apply. Preference will be given to women candidates as well as those belonging to Scheduled Caste groups, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward classes.
Wages Specialists in New Delhi, Moscow and Cairo
06 January, 2016,
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is recruiting 3 specialists on wage policies who will be located in New Delhi, Moscow, and Cairo to provide high level technical advisory services in South Asia, Eastern Europe & Central Asia and Africa respectively.
Ideas towards a New International Financial Architecture?
23 December, 2015,
The book is the outcome of an e-conference held between May and July 2015 on ideas towards the new international financial architecture (IFA) with the people from the World Economics Association. It reviews the need for a new international financial architecture understood as the sum of institutions, instruments, rules and practices.
ICSSR Research Surveys and Explorations: Economics Vol. 1-3
18 December, 2015,
This three-volume collection of studies commissioned by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) explores a set of themes and issues that have been the focus of debate in selected areas of economics in India.
Sam Moyo (23 September 1954- 22 November 2015)
23 November, 2015,
In deep sorrow we mourn the sudden and untimely death of Sam Moyo, profound scholar and progressive activist, beloved comrade, Member of the Executive Committee of IDEAs. Sam was in New Delhi, India to participate in a conference on "Labour Questions in the Global South" when a car he was travelling in was involved in a terrible accident.
Panel Discussion on "The Global Economy and its Uncertain Future", November 4, 2015 at Juniper Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India, organised by ERF & IDEAs
01 November, 2015,
International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs) and Economic Research Foundation (ERF) organised a panel discussion on The Global Economy and its Uncertain Future, November 4, 2015 at Juniper Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.
Development Finance in BRICS Countries
11 September, 2015,
The volume aims to provide background information for an informed debate about development financing from the perspective of emerging economies, especially the BRICS countries.
NSE Award for the Best Thesis in Financial Economics
17 August, 2015,
To encourage research and disseminate cutting-edge theory and practice in the area of Capital Market, the Indian Economic Association (IEA) along with National Stock Exchange (NSE) has instituted the 'National Stock Exchange (NSE) Prize' for the best thesis submitted by an Indian to an Indian University or Economic Institute in financial economics with special reference to capital market in India.
Result: Latin America/Africa/Asia/Scholarly Collaborative Programme, Research Grants 2015.
25 May, 2015,
The Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), and the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), executants institutions of the Latin America, Africa and Asia Scholarly Collaborative Program (2013-2015), notify the general results of the South-South Scholarships Award 2015 for research on the theme "Education, public policy and rights: Challenges for the South".
Call for Applications for the Eighth South-South Institute on "Inequality and Social Justice: Perspectives from the Global South", September 11-18, 2015, Durban, South Africa.
16 March, 2015,
CLACSO, CODESRIA and IDEAs are pleased to announce, within the framework of the third three-year phase of the Africa/Asia/Latin America Scholarly Collaborative Programme, the call for applications for participation in the Eighth South-South Institute on "Inequality and Social Justice: Perspectives from the Global South".
Call for Applications for the Latin America/Africa/Asia/ Scholarly Collaborative Programme, Research Grants 2015
11 February, 2015,
CLACSO, CODESRIA and IDEAs announce the launch of the South-South Scholarships 2015 for research on the theme "Education, public policy and rights: Challenges for the South" aimed at social scientists from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. The goal of this award is to encourage original research on the subject and to promote the final work through presentation at an international seminar. Nine (9) scholarships will be awarded, three (3) for each region.
Call for Papers for CESP Young Scholars' Seminar to be held during March 9-11, 2015. Last date for submission of full paper has been extended till 31 January 2015.
20 January, 2015,
Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University is organizing the 2015 Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS) Young Scholars' Seminar (YSS) to be held during March 9-11, 2015. All current research scholars and young academics are invited to submit papers for the seminar.
Workshop on "Gender dimensions of paid and unpaid work in China and India", Kunming, China 26-28 September 2014, organised by Economic Research Foundation, New Delhi and Tsinghua University, Beijing, with support from Ford Foundation
30 September, 2014,
To specifically examine the gender-specific patterns of paid and unpaid work in China and India, Economic Research Foundation in collaboration with Tsinghua University, Beijing, organised a workshop in Kunming, China over 26-28 September 2014, with support from Ford Foundation.
South-South Tricontinental Collaborative Programme - Seventh South-South Institute "Inequality, Democracy and Development under Neoliberalism and Beyond", 3- 8 November, Bangkok, Thailand- Result
22 July, 2014,
The Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), and the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), executant institutions of the Latin America, Africa and Asia Scholarly Collaborative Programme (2013-2015), notify the general results of the call for applications to participate in the Seventh South-South Institute ''Inequality, Democracy and Development Under Neoliberalism and Beyond''.
Result: South-South Collaborative Programme - Comparative Research Workshop: "Inequality and Climate Change: Perspectives from the South", 24 - 25 July, 2014, Dakar, Senegal
17 July, 2014,
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), and theLatin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), executant institutions of the Africa, Asia and Latin America Scholarly Collaborative Programme (2013-2015), notify the general results of the call for applications to participate in the Comparative Research Workshop on the theme "Inequality and Climate Change: Perspectives from the South".
Call for Applications for the Seventh South-South Institute on "Inequality, Democracy and Development under Neoliberalism and Beyond", 3 - 8 November, 2014, Bangkok, Thailand
25 June, 2014,
CLACSO, CODESRIA and IDEAs, announce the call for applications for participation in the Seventh South-South Institute on INEQUALITY, DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT UNDER NEOLIBERALISM AND BEYOND.
The Third Annual Advanced Graduate Workshop on on Indian Development
15 April, 2014,
The Azim Premji University, Bangalore, in association with the Institute for Economic Thinking (INET) is organising the third Advanced Graduate Workshop on Indian Development from June 30 to July 6, 2014 at the Azim Premji University, Bangalore.
Call for papers for South-South Collaborative Programme - Comparative Research Workshop: "Inequality and Climate Change: Perspectives from the South", 24 - 25 July, 2014, Dakar, Senegal.
25 February, 2014,
Within the framework of the third phase of the Africa, Asia and Latin America Scholarly Collaborative Program, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), and the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), are pleased to announce the next Comparative Research Workshop on Inequality and Climate Change: Perspectives from the South. The Workshop will be held in Dakar, Senegal, from 24th and 25th of July 2014.
Call for Papers for CESP Young Scholars' Seminar to be held during March 10-12, 2014. Last date for submission of full paper: February 15, 2014
06 February, 2014,
Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University is organising the 2014 Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS) Young Scholar’s Seminar (YSS) to be held during March 10-12, 2014.
Workshop on feminist economics in China and India, India International Centre, New Delhi, 11-12 November, 2013
30 October, 2013,
Economic Research Foundation, in collaboration with the Centre for Development Alternatives, Ahmedabad and with support from Ford Foundation and UN-Women, is organising a two-day workshop to bring together feminist economists from China and India, including senior and younger scholars and researchers as well as those involved in policy making in both countries.
Call for Applicants, 2014 Asia Development Fellow Programme, Asia Foundation
24 October, 2013,
The Asia Development Fellows: Emerging Leadership for Asia's Future programme provides highly qualified, young professionals from Asia with an unparalleled opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain in-depth knowledge of Asia's critical development challenges. The year-long professional advancement programme is designed to be a multifaceted experience, involving intensive learning modules – short courses, conferences and study tours in Asia and the U.S. – to enhance leadership skills, Asian development knowledge, professional networks, and international exposure. Deadline for applications: 15 December, 2013
Call for Student Nominations: 2014 Advanced Graduate Workshop
17 April, 2013,
A call for student nominations for the 7th Annual Advanced Graduate Workshop on Poverty, Development and Globalization, organized jointly by the Azim Premji University, the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and Columbia University's Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD). This small interdisciplinary workshop, which I will direct, will be held in Bangalore, India from January 3-17, 2014, with the option for a 3 day visit to the Azim Premji Foundation field office in Yagdir following the workshop. The workshop builds off our successful re-launch last year and is modeled in the tradition of the previous summer workshops organized by IPD for which many of you have nominated students in the past.
Applications are invited from Ph.D. students for Second Annual Advanced Graduate Workshop on Development in India
04 April, 2013,
The Azim Premji University, Bangalore in collaboration with the Institute for New Economic Thinking is organising the second annual Advanced Graduate Workshop on Development in India from 5th July to 12th July, 2013.
Call for Papers for International conference on: Cooperatives in Transition in the Era of Globalisation
06 March, 2013,
Cooperatives were the earliest form of organisation of working people in the world. Over the years, they exemplified the importance of worker cooperation and underlined the potential of organisation, solidarity, mutual assistance and unity of action of the working class in a capitalist society.
Applications are invited for participating in the Graduate Student Workshop to be held by the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) in Hong Kong on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 2-3, 2013.
05 February, 2013,
Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) in collaboration with Fung Global Institute, Hong Kong, is organising a workshop for young scholars in Hong Kong, at the INET’s Fourth Annual Plenary Conference, to be held over April 4-7, 2013. The workshop will be held in the two days before the conference, on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 2-3, 2013.
Call for Applications from the School of Economic and Business Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
18 October, 2012,
The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa is calling for applications for three senior faculty positions in Economics.
Call for Applications for a Workshop on Research Analysis and Writing in Social Sciences, organised by the Gujarat Institute of Development Research (GIDR), September 24-30, 2012.
01 August, 2012,
The Gujarat Institute of Development Research (GIDR) organises a Workshop on Research Analysis and Writing in Social Sciences during September 24-30, 2012. The workshop is supported by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi.
Applications are invited from the students enrolled in Ph.D. programme for participating at a one week summer workshop, from 9th to 15th July 2012, in Bangalore
20 April, 2012,
The Azim Premji University in collaboration with the Institute for New Economic Thinking is organising a one week summer workshop, from 9th to 15th July 2012 in Bangalore. The summer school is open to the students enrolled in Ph.D. programmes from around the country. In the one-week summer workshop students will be exposed to the work and ideas in development of 10-12 invited scholars from universities in India and abroad. Over the course of the workshop, the students will get an opportunity to interact with scholars and practitioners from different countries.
Call for Papers for the 2012, EGPA Annual Conference in the area of PATI and Special call for papers on 'Management and Innovation in State-owned Enterprises', 5-8 September 2012, Bergen, Norway
12 April, 2012,
Technological developments of the last decades have brought the co-evolutionary linkages between technology and public sector institutions and organizations into the center of both economics and public administration research. Technologies can, arguably, make public administration more effective, efficient, transparent and more accountable; but they can also cause problems with privacy, sustainability, legality, and equality, to name just a few examples.
Call for papers for the CESP Young Scholars' Seminar, JNU, New Delhi, March 12-13, 2012
20 January, 2012,
Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University is organising a young scholars' seminar to be held on March 12-13, 2012. All current research scholars and young academics are invited to submit papers for the seminar. The seminar is open for submissions in all areas of research including economic theory, political economy, applied work on Indian or international economy. Each submitted paper will be reviewed and only selected papers will be presented in the seminar.
Plea to delink food entitlements from faulty poverty measures
27 September, 2011,
We the undersigned economists do not consider the official national poverty lines set by the Planning Commission, at Rs. 32 and Rs. 26 per capita per day for urban and rural areas respectively, to be acceptable benchmarks to measure the extent of poverty in India. In any case, irrespective of the methodology we adopt to measure poverty, the number of poor and hungry people in the country remains unacceptably large.
The 12th AWID International Forum on 'Transforming Economic Power to Advance Women's Rights and Justice', April 19-22, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey
21 April, 2011,
The 12th International Forum of the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is fast approaching. In a little over a year close to 2,000 women's rights leaders and activists from around the world will come together to strategize, network, celebrate, and learn in a highly charged atmosphere that fosters deep discussions and sustained personal and professional growth. The 2012 Forum will take place April 19-22, 2012, in Istanbul, Turkey
Call for applications for scholarships for participating in “Justice - Responsibility for the Future", the inter-disciplinary conference organised by the European Forum Alpbach 2011, 18 August-3 September.
24 March, 2011,
In 2011, the European Forum Alpbach will deal with "Justice - Responsibility for the Future". From August 18 to September 3, 4000 people from over 60 countries will once again come to the Tyrolian mountain village of Alpbach to discuss and explore current issues in the interdisciplinary setting of this conference.
The Arun Ghosh Memorial Essay Competition
28 February, 2011,
Arun Kumar Ghosh (1923-2001) was an economist, administrator, policy maker, scholar, writer and activist, who was passionately committed to understanding the processes of development and to interventions to make development more equitable, just and sustainable. To mark the decade since his death, his family has instituted two Prizes to be awarded for the best essays written by young scholars, on the theme '' Re-imagining development in India''.
Conference on 'Global Issues and Local Challenges to Development' 23-24 April 2010
24 February, 2010,
We are today faced with a number of global issues, impacts of which are felt acutely at the national, regional and local levels. The worldwide financial and economic crisis and the threats to food security and climate change have, in recent times, revealed the various dimensions of the global-local challenges to development.
Economists Launch Blog on ''Triple Crisis'' in Finance, Development, and Environment .
10 February, 2010,
Triple Crisis Blog to Bring Global Perspectives to Policy Debate On February 1, new voices joined the policy debate on the global crises in finance, development, and the environment. The ''TripleCrisisBlog,'' with an initial roster of economic analysts from nine countries, was launched by the Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE) at Tufts University (USA), India's Economic Research Foundation (ERF), and the Heinrich Boell Foundation-U.S. The initiative is chaired by GDAE's Kevin P. Gallagher and ERF's Jayati Ghosh.
International Conference on 'Recovery or Bubble? The Global Economy Today', organised by International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), Gulmohar Hall, Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 29-30 January 2010.
08 January, 2010,
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 bubble similar to the one which led to the credit-financed housing and consumer-spending boom that preceded the 2008 downturn
International Conference on 'Issues in Finance and Economic Development in Developing Countries during Globalisation Era' from 6 to 7 November 2009, at Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi.
21 July, 2009,
Given the current global financial crisis it is imperative to understand the financial structure in place in developing countries following the financial liberalisation policy. This liberalisation policy was implemented as per the philosophy of Structural Adjustment Programmes and Macroeconomic Stabilisation prescribed by international financial institutions. The era of financial liberalisation has witnessed very visible changes in the financial structure
Marxism 2009: Challenging Capitalism and War" conference, Melbourne, Australia, 9-12 April 2009.
18 December, 2008,
Marxism 2009 Conference Thursday 9th April 6:30pm Public meeting: Challenging capitalism and war: featuring a left wing activist from Egypt Mamdouh Habashi, American socialist and author of a new book on the Vietnam War Joe Allen and Socialist Alternative National Executive member Sandra Bloodworth
Call for Applications for PhD Position in Indian Studies at the Department of International Economics and Management, Copenhagen Business School.
22 November, 2008,
PhD position in Indian Studies The Asia Research Centre at the Department of International Economics and Management seeks a highly motivated and accomplished postgraduate student to pursue a PhD in Indian Studies. CBS offers generous scholarships and accepts only top applicants. The student must be trained in the social sciences,
A Seminar on 'Generating Decent Work in a Liberalised Framework: Policy Options for India', India Social Forum 2006, New Delhi, 9-13 November, 2006.
01 November, 2006,
Economic Research Foundation (ERF) and International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs) are organising a seminar during the India Social Forum 2006 on 'Generating Decent Work in a Liberalised Framework: Policy Options for India'
National Seminar on Universalisation of Elementary Education in Urban areas: With a Special Focus on Urban Slums
21 September, 2006,
The urban India is characterized by wide inequalities in income and access to social and physical infrastructure. The slums acutely epitomize the deprivation and inequalities of urban India. The slum dwellers do not have access to many of the benefits of urban development as they have emerged in haphazard manner.
Primer on Employment Guarantee Act
09 August, 2006, Nikhil Dey, Jean Dréze & Reetika Khera.
The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 is a law whereby any adult who is willing to do unskilled manual labour at the minimum wage is entitled to being employed on public works within fifteen days.
Foundation for Agrarian Studies Call for Applications for Programme Associate
02 August, 2006,
The Foundation for Agrarian Studies, a registered charitable trust engaged in field-based research on agrarian issues, has a vacancy for a full-time Programme Associate. The job is based in Kolkata though may require travel. The main tasks involve the collection,
Call for participants: The Foundation for Agrarian Studies Workshop for Ph.D. Scholars on Agrarian Studies in India, March 24-28 March, 2004, Bangalore, India.
23 January, 2004,
The Foundation for Agrarian Studies is a charitable Trust that sponsors and funds multi-disciplinary theoretical and empirical research on agrarian studies in less-developed countries. The panel of advisers of the Foundation include K. Nagaraj, Utsa Patnaik, V. K. Ramachandran, Abhijit Sen and Madhura Swaminathan. The Foundation is organising a four-day workshop in Bangalore from March 24 to 28, 2004 for Ph.D. scholars working in the field of agrarian studies.
Call for Applications from Research Scholars for Fellowships and Grants, India.
22 October, 2003,
The Foundation for Agrarian Studies is a charitable Trust that sponsors and funds multi-disciplinary theoretical and empirical research on agrarian studies in less-developed countries. The Foundation invites applications for financial assistance under the following categories from Indian research scholars working in the field of agrarian studies, to work in India.


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