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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
The End of Peripheries? On the enduring relevance of structuralism for understanding contemporary global development
Andrew Fischer

Despite repeated chronicles of a death foretold, the centre-periphery analysis remains very relevant for understanding the challenges of contemporary development.

 
Inequality and Minimum Wage Policy: Not even talking, much less walking in Mexico
Alice Krozer, Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid & Juan Cristobal Rubio Badan

This paper shows that inequality is still quite stark in Mexico and the reforms introduced in the mid 1980s have not been able to boost the long term growth of the economy.

 
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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Social Mobility in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia
Jayati Ghosh
 
Smart Talk with Andrew Mazzone and Jayati Ghosh
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 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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From "Development" to "Poverty Alleviation": What have we lost?
Jayati Ghosh

The perspective of development has shifted in the neoliberal marketist paradigm and the place of development economics has been replaced by a focus on poverty alleviation.

China's RenMinBi Strategy
C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh

The sudden depreciation of Chinese currency, that has impacted global markets, may be an attempt to revive export growth and provide stimulus to growth to the flagging economy.

Why the Fight for a GST?
C.P. Chandrasekhar

The claims of the government that the transition to a GST regime would increase revenues mobilised and raise GDP growth are based on models that are by no means robust.

China's Troubled Stock Markets
C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh

The boom bust cycles in China's stock markets question the government's view that there is much to be gained from deregulating them.

China's Stock Market Collapse
Jayati Ghosh

The negative impacts of China's stock market collapse, falling exports and the explosion of debt are not just felt within the economy but across the globe.

The Search for India's Bulky Middle
C.P. Chandrasekhar

The Pew study estimates suggest that in the most successful years of the neoliberal project, the expected expansion of the global middle class, which is required to sustain high growth has not been realised.

Looking Back at Debt Relief for the Germans
C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh

In the current Eurozone attitudes towards Greece, it is often forgotten that Germany was the major beneficiary of debt write-offs in the 20th century when Greece was its creditor.

The Failed Project of Europe
Jayati Ghosh

The growing political tensions across Europe will sooner or later get reflected in its policies that will eventually lead to greater disintegration in Europe.

OXI (NO) to the Attempted Coup in Greece
Sabri Oncu

The author in this article gives an explanation of the crisis in Greece, its antecedents and causes and what implications it has for the project of a unified Europe.

A Greek Tragedy that could have been Avoided
Jayati Ghosh

The EU's insistence on grinding austerity measures and stubborn resistance to even consider the option of debt restructuring forced the Greek people into greater hardship.

The Spectre of the Thirties
Prabhat Patnaik

The world economy today is reminiscent of the 1930s where competitive easing of monetary policy is not boosting aggregate demand and fiscal policy is barred by finance capital.

All We are Saying is Give Greece a Chance!
Frank Hoffer

Given the urgency of a pragmatic solution in Greece, the proposal of no more new financing and a generous maturity extension is certainly a better alternative than continued agony.

 
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