Category Archives: Economics & Development

Emerging Nations: Perspectives on past success and future challenges

From Emerging Economy Studies This article attempts to understand the forces that led to the golden decade (2001–2011) of BRIC, the four large emerging economies, Brazil, Russia, India, and China and the subsequent slowdown. Then it discusses some of the troubling … Continue reading

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Cascading Globalization and Local Response

Article title: Cascading Globalization and Local Response Indian Fishers’ Response to Export Market Liberalization From The Journal of Environment & Development Fishing communities around the world confront crucial dilemmas in the face of globalization. Trade liberalization may provide new opportunities for … Continue reading

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Access to modern agricultural technologies and farmer household welfare

From Millennial Asia Despite massive investments and much vaunted technological progress, growth in agricultural sector has remained more or less stagnant since 1991. It is argued that a lasting solution to the problems of rural poverty and unemployment lies in … Continue reading

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How efficiently is chemical fertilizer used in Indian agriculture?

How efficiently is chemical fertilizer used in Indian agriculture? Challenges and alternatives From Agrarian South Chemical fertilizer is one of the main inputs in Indian agriculture. The objective of this article is to study the efficiency of chemical fertilizer use … Continue reading

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Urbanization: A Solution to Poverty?

From Social Change For too long, Indian policy makers have argued that India lives in its 600,000 villages and hamlets and development policies were and are, to a substantial extent, geared to discourage rural–urban migration by (a) providing in-situ employment … Continue reading

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Special Issue on India: Globalization and People at the Margins: Experiences from the Global South

From Journal of Developing Societies This research focuses on the dispossessed, the marginal, the excluded and the empowerment of the voiceless. In this special issue, authors have tried to use the concept of marginalization in a more nuanced manner to … Continue reading

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The economic record of the UK coalition government

From National Institute Economic Review As we approach the 2015 UK General Election, this Review assesses the economic record of the 2010–15 Coalition government. The papers included in this issue cover not just an overview of developments in macroeconomic policy, … Continue reading

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The 2008 economic crisis and its outcomes for the Baltic states

Austerity as a global prescription and lessons from the neoliberal Baltic experiment From The Economic and Labour Relations Review This article analyses the 2008 economic crisis and its outcomes for the Baltic states. It then gives a genealogy of European … Continue reading

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Environment & Urbanization: Special issue on climate change

Special issue From Environment & Urbanization There are two new urgent challenges facing city and municipal governments: they now have to add climate change adaptation and contributions to mitigation to their policies, plans, regulatory frameworks and budgets. This is one … Continue reading

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Economic and social impacts of migration policy

Economics of Migration Special Issue From National Institute Economic Review The Special Issue on migration focuses on the social and economic causes and consequences of migration policies. The guest editor Anna Rosso at NIESR has published a post about this special … Continue reading

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The economics of Scottish independence

Special issue From National Institute Economic Review On September 18th 2014 the people of Scotland will choose whether to remain part of the United Kingdom or to become an independent country. If Scotland becomes an independent country this would bring … Continue reading

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Performance Pay: Trends and Consequences

Special Issue From National Institute Economic Review November’s Special Issue of the NIESR Review is devoted to the topic of performance pay. Economists get pretty fixated about paying workers for their performance. There are good theoretical reasons why this kind of … Continue reading

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Precarious work: Economic, sociological and political perspectives

Special Issue From The Economic and Labour Relations Review This special issue emerged out of a 1-day symposium held by the Department of Sociology at Macquarie University in Sydney in September 2012. The purpose of this special issue is to bring … Continue reading

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‘Migration from Bulgaria and Romania to the UK’ and other free topical economic commentaries available from the National Institute Economic Review

From National Institute Economic Review The intention of this collection is to bring together a selection of choice papers from across the archive, centered around key themes and important debates in the field.

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Can the Socialist Market Economy in China Adhere to Socialism?

From Review of Radical Political Economics While the recent global crisis heavily hit China’s private economy, China’s four-trillion-yuan ($585 billion) stimulus package has focused almost exclusively on the state sector. These events triggered a new round of attacks from the … Continue reading

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