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Neo-Structuralism and Heterodox Currents in Latin America and the Caribbean at the Beginning of the XXI Century

  Neo-Structuralism and Heterodox Currents in Latin America and the Caribbean at the Beginning of the XXI Century

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Featured Articles
Fiscal Space for Social Protection: Options to expand social investments in 187 countries
Isabel Ortiz, Matthew Cummins & Kalaivani Karunanethy

Given the importance of public investments for human rights and inclusive development, it is imperative that governments explore all possible options to expand fiscal space.

 
Income Inequalities in Perspective
Jomo K.S & Vladimir Popov

The growing inequality in the 19th century was reversed due to various redistributive reforms. But since socialism lost its dynamism, income inequalities started to grow again.

 
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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Economics and the Two Concepts of Nationalism
Prabhat Patnaik

It is important to differentiate the kind of nationalism that informed the anti-colonial struggle in India from the bourgeois nationalism that had emerged in Europe.

 
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.

 
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Smart Talk with Andrew Mazzone and Jayati Ghosh
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Jan Kregel speaks on "The Continuing Risk of Derivatives"
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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 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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Calling a Halt to the Pseudo "Trade Deals"
Jayati Ghosh

The TPP or the TTIP deal is not really about trade; they both are about strengthening the rules that favour capital over not just workers but over citizens in general.

Economic Forecasts and Reality: Should we believe the World Bank?
C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh

The World Bank’s latest projections for GDP growth are pessimistic, especially for developing countries. But given its poor track record, how far they are reliable is doubtful.

When Will the Next Financial Crisis Start?
Sabri Oncu

The global financial crisis that started in 2007 has never ended and now there are warnings of a looming market liquidity crisis, but when this will hit remains to be seen.

The Declining World Foreign Exchange Reserves
Prabhat Patnaik

The author in this article explains the reason behind the sudden decline in the world foreign exchange reserves.

Looking to the US
C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh

In a curious turn of events, the US economy rather than the Asian emerging markets is now expected to lead a global recovery. But the reason and implications are not so clear.

Freedom of Association and the Right to Strike
Lula da Silva

In this article the author, the former President of Brazil, takes issue with attempts to limit the right to strike and the pressure to reduce the ILO’s character from a global organisation promoting workers' rights to a more standard UN agency.

Misconceptions about Neo-Liberalism
Prabhat Patnaik

Neo-liberalism is not a separate thing from contemporary capitalism; it is a manifestation of contemporary capitalism characterised by the hegemony of globalised finance capital.

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.

 
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