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Sam Moyo
Sam Moyo's Funeral
Dzodzi Tsikata

Today was an incredible day. Zimbabweans came to mourn a beloved son, and were impressed by all the outpourings from around the world. Praveen Jha's tribute had a beautiful Pablo Neruda poem in his tribute which was read as the burial service as was Shivji's poem to Sam.

 
Sam Moyo (23 September 1954 - 22 November 2015)
IDEAs Team

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.

 
Featured Articles
Myths, Mix-ups, and Mishandlings: Understanding the Eurozone crisis
Servaas Storm & C W M Naastepad

The real cause of the Eurozone crisis resides in unsustainable private sector debt leverage that was aided and abetted by the liberalization of European financial markets and a global banking glut.

 
A Note on Development under Risk in the Arab World
Ali Kadri

The Arab economies are experiencing lumpen development wherein yesteryears’ accomplishments are reversed by a combination of war dislocation or anti-development macroeconomic policies.

 
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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Overthrowing Dilma Rousseff: It's class war, and their class is winning
Alfredo Saad Filho

The judicial coup against President Dilma Rousseff is the culmination of the deepest political crisis in Brazil for 50 years.

 
Avinash Persaud's Reinvention of Financial Regulation
Andrew Cornford

Reviewing the key issues in Avinash Persaud's treatment of banking regulation in his new book, the author raises question about the wide applicability of the proposals.

 
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Prabhat Patnaik speaks on the Greek crisis and the political implications of 'No vote'
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Social Mobility in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia
Jayati Ghosh
 
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Featured Themes
Development Banking
The announcement of a BRICS development bank in the context of the ongoing global economic turmoil assumes a special 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.
 
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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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News Analysis
The Global "New Normal" Is Not New- But it is still a real concern
C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh

Global growth rates of the last five years are similar to those in the past, but now they are accompanied by unprecedented monetary expansion that seems to have little impact.

And Now, Price Deflation in India and China?
C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh

While it was presumed the developing world, especially the more prominent emerging markets, were less prone to price deflation, data from China and India show trends of declining producer prices.

Coverage of Prudential Measures in the GATS: Some conclusions of a WTO Appellate Body
Andrew Cornford

The ruling by the WTO's appellate body on the case of Panama and Argentina dispute, involving the prudential rules for financial services of the GATS, is the first of its kind.

Societal Involution in the North
Jayati Ghosh

Recent social and political trends in the US and in parts of Europe point to the regressive tendencies that seek to recreate a past that seems less complicated, but manages to intensify unhappiness.

No Clue to the Future
C.P. Chandrasekhar

The failure of the G20 countries to agree to an action plan not just to ensure recovery but prevent a second slump, may lead to countries adopting beggar-thy-neighbour policies.

When Commodity Prices Fall
C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh

The decline in primary commodity prices over the past four years particularly last year, shows that financialisation of commodities has amplified and exaggerated instabilities and fluctuations.

The Phenomenon of Negative Interest Rates
Prabhat Patnaik

Even the unconventional measure of charging negative interest rates, as the author says, is unlikely to end the recession because capitalism today is in a deep structural crisis.

Robust Global Economic Recovery Needs Coordinated Policy Response
Anis Chowdhury & Jomo Kwame Sundaram

For a robust global economic recovery there is the need of a coordinated policy response that must involve international cooperation and commitment to sustainable development.

Another Setback for the Tatas
C.P. Chandrasekhar

Tata Steel’s decision of closing its steel operations in the UK reflects the pitfalls of Indian companies seeking success abroad rather than fixing problems at home.

How much has Global Economic Power Really Shifted?
C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh

This article analyses the significance of shift in global economic power from the North to the South and what exactly it means for the countries in developing Asia like India.

Tata Tried to Turn the Tables on Britain. It Failed
Jayati Ghosh

A sense of reversal of colonial roles might have played a role in Tata Steel’s acquisition of the British steel giant, but the Indian conglomerate seems to have overreached itself.

Banks and the New Asian Tigers
C.P. Chandrasekhar

Substantial accumulation of bad debt in the domestic banking systems of India and China seems to be proving too heavy a burden to bear when the good times are disappearing.

Anti-national Economics
Jayati Ghosh

The author here argues that the policies that go against the interests of the people are anti-national and NDA's economic policies are profoundly anti-national in that sense.

 
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