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Tricontinental Collaboration

The South-South Tricontinental Collaborative Academic 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 developing in academic and research institutions in the South. While this remains true, the severe crisis afflicting the mainstream social sciences, offers an opportunity for a significant renewal of the social sciences, especially with respect to broad issues such as development, democracy, the environment, peace and international justice. This provides the context for the launch of this South-South initiative.

 
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Featured Articles
Rising Powers in a Changing Global Order: The political economy of Turkey in the age of BRICS
Ziya Onis & Mustafa Kutlay

The authors use Turkey as a reference to examine whether near-BRICS countries possess capabilities needed to establish themselves as signi?cant regional and global actors.

 
Inequality and the Phases of Capitalism
Luiz Carlos Bresser Pereira

While inequality is an inherent feature of a capitalist world, the degree of inequality varies over time depending on various socio-economic factors.

 
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C. P. Chandrasekhar speaks on the "Rising Inequality in the Global South".
C.P. Chandrasekhar
 
UN Public Lecture by Jayati Ghosh on "Rights of Domestic Workers"
Jayati Ghosh
 
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The BRICS Bank

The announcement of a BRICS development bank in the context of the ongoing global economic turmoil assumes a specila significance. Some perceive it as an alternative to the already discredited World Bank with its North Centric leadership resulting in a dogmatic imposition of neo-liberal conditionalities on the indebted South; many assume this as a watershed, signaling the shift in global economic governance from the traditional powerhouses of the North to the newly emerging powerhouses of the South; while others perceive it as a tool to be used by the member countries to increase their influence in their respective Southern pockets.
  
This section includes articles analysing the emergence of BRICS Development Bank and its possible implications for global economic governance, regional impact of the BRICS nations, and other repercussions.

Banking with a Difference 
C.P. Chandrasekhar 
(August 12, 2014)
    
The BRICS Bank 

Prabhat Patnaik (July 31, 2014)
    
BRICS Gains Currency in Brazil
Biswajit Dhar (July 25, 2014)
    

The BRICS Bank: Part of a new financial architecture (2)  
(Oscar Ugarteche (July 25, 2014)
    
The BRICS Bank: Part of a new financial architecture (1)  
Oscar Ugarteche (July 25, 2014)
    

Using the Potential of BRICS Financial Co-operation
 
Jayati Ghosh (April 9, 2012)

 

 
Focus
A Never ending Recession? On the Vicissitudes of Economics and Economic Policies and How Latin American Economies Pander to It
Alicia Puyana

The author focuses on the crisis in macroeconomics today where the neoliberal hegemony has displaced all other critical schools of economic theory from the mainstream.

 
Latin America's Social Imagination since 1950. From One Type of 'Absolute Certainties' to Another - with No (Far More Creative) 'Uncomfortable Uncertainties' in Sight
Gabriel Palma

The author investigates the historical evolution of social science schools to understand the lack of critical thinkers in this field in Latin America.

 
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Some Ideas on Bank Size, Structure and Remuneration
Andrew Cornford

Overview of current reform and proposals regarding bank structure and corporate form and bankers’ remuneration, with special references to Daniel Tarullo and David Shirreff.

 
Charting Ways Out of Europe's Impasse - A Policy Memorandum
WIIW

A memorandum, based on a 3-year research project, discussing possible ways out of prolonged stagnation and low growth due to recent crisis and austerity measures in EU.

 
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IDEAs Policy Briefs
Cash Transfers as a Strategy for Poverty Reduction: A critical assessment

In the past decade, cash transfers have been gaining in popularity as a preferred strategy for poverty reduction in different parts of the world. This policy brief discusses some of the pros and cons of using cash transfers as a strategy for poverty reduction. It also discusses the need for seeing cash transfers as supplements, rather than as substitutes of public provisioning of goods and services.

 
Investment Provisions in Trade Agreements: Critical issues

A prominent feature of recent trade and economic agreements is the inclusion of investment provisions, which involve profound public policy commitments. This policy brief focuses on some of the key aspects that developing country policymakers have to bear in mind while entering into investment negotiations.

 
 
News Analysis
Did Beijing 1995 Make any Real Difference for Women? What else do we need to do?
Jayati Ghosh

The recent UN report on the Progress of Women reveals that some patterns of economic growth are premised on maintaining gender inequalities.

The Bursting of China's Housing Bubble
C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh

The party is over in China’s real estate markets, but the policy makers are trying to revive it through financial deregulation and monetary easing that is unlikely to work.

North Cyprus: Complicated, contradictory, charismatic
Jayati Ghosh

The historical strife between the Turks and the Greeks has led to a peculiar dilemma for North Cyprus that can only be resolved by the very cosmopolitanism that defines it.

Infrastructure Financing as Power Politics
C.P. Chandrasekhar

Despite active opposition by the US, China-floated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank attracted important countries as founder members and seems to be well on course.

China and India in the World Economy
C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh

As there is excitement about the possibility of India overtaking China in terms of GDP growth, it is useful to remind ourselves of the relative positions of the two economies.

Averting a Greek Tragedy - For Now
Jayati Ghosh

The negotiations between the Syriza led Greece government and the EU is the struggle between the democratic will of the people and global finance.

Ever Expanding Debt Bubbles in China and India
C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh

Even though China appears to have a much higher levels of debt- GDP ratio, India’s debt situation with much lower levels of corporate debt may prove to be more problematic.

Growth and Hunger
Prabhat Patnaik

The declining foodgrain absorption in India is indicative of growing hunger- a symptom of deprivation, caused by the privatisation of services like education and health.

Greece, its International Creditors and the Euro
Sabri Oncu

The Greece crisis resolution depends on whether the EU sees itself as a progressive project based on liberal market principles or as an imperialist project of finance capital.

India's Rural Employment Programme is Dying a Death of Funding Cuts
Jayati Ghosh

The historical rural employment programme that was started ten years ago is being slowly weakened by lack of adequate funding and State neglect.

Finance and Economic Growth in Malaysia
C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh

Like several other Southeast Asian economies, Malaysian economic growth shows the adverse implications of relying on deregulated finance to deliver more investment.

Oil: The big 100 per cent story
C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh

In a puzzling development, some financial markets registered a decline in the wake of the recent dramatic fall in oil prices. So, is the oil price fall not all good news?

 
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