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The Contradictions of Austerity: The socio-economic costs of the neoliberal Baltic model

  The Contradictions of Austerity: The socio-economic costs of the neoliberal Baltic model

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Featured Themes
Re-regulating Finance

Following the financial crisis, much has been done for preventing systemic failure in the financial sector, stalling economic downturn and ensuring a recovery. However, the adequacy and appropriateness of the measures adopted remain questionable. As far as reforming the financial sector is concerned, despite a spate of proposals, agreement on the appropriate mix of policies and the progress with implementation have been limited. This section presents papers and articles that analyse the adequacy of various proposals and measures, the challenges that could arise at the time of implementation and advocate additional or alternative measures. Some of these papers also take a renewed look at the veracity of the arguments given for explaining the genesis of the crisis.

Featured Articles
EU Financial Reforms: Newsletter by SOMO and WEED

The March issue of the newsletter on EU financial reforms, published jointly by WEED and SOMO, tracks the recent developments pertaining to the crisis across Europe.

 
Roots of a Permanent Crisis Propensity in our Contemporary World-system
Tamas Szentes

In addition to problems of the unregulated market forces, new conditions, including non-economic ones, make the propensity to crisis almost permanent in the world economy.

Public Management, Policy Capacity, Innovation and Development
Erkki Karo and Rainer Kattel

This paper discusses how and why policy capacity evolves; and why under certain circumstances complementarities or mismatches between the public and private sectors emerge.

 
Further Changes in the Leverage Ratio of Basel III
Andrew Cornford

The new Basel committee document on banking supervision has been welcomed by the banking sector, but severely criticised by the broader economic and political community.

 
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Smith, Marx and Alienation
Prabhat Patnaik

Marx's understanding of alienation required transcending capitalism to overcome it, unlike Smith's formulation where the 'Civilised' State could do it within the system.

 
The South: What are the alternatives? The conclusions of the Algiers symposium
Samir Amin

The sovereign project, by breaking with the neoliberal doctrine, can help initiate social advances and the reconstruction of a world respectful of national sovereignty.

 
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The Age of Microfinance: Destroying Latin American economies from the bottom up
Milford Bateman

The article argues that microfinance destroyed economic and social policy intervention and gave impetus to an adverse ‘anti-development’ trajectory in Latin America.

 
Reducing Inequality: Learning lessons for the post-2015 agenda – India case study
ERF & Save the Children, UK

Economic Research Foundation (ERF) in association with Save the Children, UK undertook this study on the impact of inequality on children in India.

 
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News Analysis
The Compleat Economist - Nirmal Kumar Chandra (1936-2014)
Ashok Mitra

In a tribute to Nirmal Kumar Chandra, the author says that the least that can be said, and that should be enough, is that Nirmal Kumar Chandra was the Compleat Economist.

Nirmal Kumar Chandra
Prabhat Patnaik

Totally free of any malice and devoid of any pettiness, Nirmal Kumar Chandra was the sort of person one often reads about in fiction but scarcely meets in real life.

Financial Strains in the "New" China
C.P. Chandrasekhar

Growing corporate debt and recent reporting of default raise questions on an impending crisis as the financial liberalisation process creates greater volatility in China

The Next Internet Bust?
C.P. Chandrasekhar

Excess liquidity as part of the crisis solution may well be setting up the next IT bubble with investors speculating on start-ups even without definite revenue roadmaps.

Nepal: A young democracy with much to show but still far to go
Gabriele Köhler

Nepal's transformation from a monarchy to a democracy has been hindered by a faltering political process of transition which has put the issue of development on hold.

How Vulnerable are Emerging Economies?
C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh

Developing countries face a complex set of challenges in the changing global scenario that does not seem to be factored into economic policies in most countries.

Workers Dying in Qatar
Jayati Ghosh

Recognising the rights of migrant workers in Qatar is obviously crucial; but it is equally important to recognise the rights of workers in India.

No Method in this Confusion
C.P. Chandrasekhar

The new RBI Governor struggles to maintain stability in the face of the threat of a US tapering even as other countries face turmoil in the absence of control on capital flows.

Search for Recovery
C.P. Chandrasekhar

Although every significant country of the world is still in the midst of growth deceleration, forecasters confidently hold out hopes of a recovery.

Cheap Labour and Competitiveness
C.P. Chandrasekhar

The author analyses the merits of the argument of China having reached the Lewis turning point, which is predicted to make way for new suppliers in the world market.

Emerging Markets: Deja vu all over again
Jayati Ghosh

Even as emerging economies suffer from the vagaries of finance capital, they persist on policies of greater integration and hence dependency on foreign investment.

Undoing the Damage in Chile
Jayati Ghosh

After decades of misery under neo-liberal economic policies Chile elects Bachelet for the second time as President, but when she takes over expectations will be high.

 
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