mohit-kumar-ak0px9-eq5c-unsplash.jpeg

Dialogues on Economic Realities 

24 September - 3 October 2021

 
Sign Up for Registration

Thanks for submitting!

Started amidst the pandemic, the Rethinking Economics India Network has sought to create a space wherein multiple stakeholders like individuals, universities, the private and public sectors, and the society can participate in a scalable and collaborative effort to learn, teach, and discuss pathways for building a better economy for the society. Through our international network and local chapters, we find ourselves in a unique sphere of influence that can mould the understanding of pluralist movements and connect the local with the global to truly manifest the changes in economic thinking for creating a better present and future. 

 

This event marks the culmination of delivering numerous focused deliberations and projects within the domain of heterodox and pluralist economics in India. Our discussions over the course of the event will be centred around the themes of diversity, decolonisation, pluralism, climate and environment, and growth and capacity building, bringing together a consortium of voices from local and international think-tanks, youth-led organisations, academicians, and activists to ponder on and brainstorm on ideas and solutions for reshaping our understanding and implementation of economic policies and theories.

Themes of the Annual Event

This theme aims to look at the continuing discussion of acknowledging the lack of and ensuring diversity and promoting representation in economics academia, policymaking, and society at large. The theme aims to engage with academic and policy representatives from countries of the Global South to understand their economic and political structures, the legacies left behind from colonialism, and the need for decolonising these structures. 

Diversity and Decolonising

This theme aims to look at the continuing discussion of acknowledging the lack of and ensuring diversity and promoting representation in economics academia, policymaking, and society at large. The theme aims to engage with academic and policy representatives from countries of the Global South to understand their economic and political structures, the legacies left behind from colonialism, and the need for decolonising these structures. 

Global Governance

This theme problematizes the questions of global governance, decision making, and cooperation from a Global South perspective. The system of global governance is characterised by the existence of multiple custodians including nation-states, UN agencies, multilateral institutions like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, multinational companies, civil society, and non-governmental organisations working across the globe under implicit and explicit power differentials. The sessions converge together in the form of a conference session on public health vulnerabilities in the global south, beginning and culminating with plenary panels on internationalist approach to global governance and global fair tax, respectively.  

Climate Change

This theme aims to discuss and deliberate over economic alternatives for building climate resilience, valuing Earth’s resources, and creating  an inclusive circular economy. A primary focus of this theme is to contextualise economic thinking to the Indian and Global South landscape. At the end of the sessions, we are hoping for the audience to leave with a better understanding of the nature of capital allocation with respect to climate change, the various nuances of valuing natural assets and biodiversity, and the effect of climate change on the most vulnerable.

Curriculum Reform

This theme aims to understand how the economics curriculum has evolved in India and the change in its discourse by outlining the different linkages involved in the education of economics and the pedagogical challenges that require intervention while addressing the structural constraints and the need to reform the economics curriculum in India and Global South from the decolonial perspective.

What's On

1_climate-change-investments-world-melting1.jpeg
Climate Change

Big Money, Markets, and Climate Change

Ulrich Volz

Economics-Education.jpeg
Curriculum Reform

Evolution of Economics Education in India

Sanjay Reddy,

Rahul De

1_LUAzwlQGsB708Oq7qsbc9Q.png
Global Governance & Global South

Rethinking International Institutions Plenary: A Global South Perspective

Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Isabella Weber, Lebohang Liepollo Pheko, Jayan Jose Thomas

Speakers

Sanjay-Reddy.jpeg

Sanjay Reddy

Associate Professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research

Pulapre Balakrishnan.png

Pulapre Balakrishnan

Professor of Economics, Ashoka University

smTeUVcL_400x400.jpeg

Arjun Jayadev

Director, School of Arts and Sciences, Azim Premji University

kelly-10.jpeg

Kelly Clark

Laudes Foundation

Chirashree.jpg

Chirashree Das Gupta

Associate Professor  Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi.

Photo_Volz.jpg

Ulrich Volz

Professor, Econonomics & Director, Centre for Sustainable Finance, SOAS

AdhvaryuAchyuta.jpeg

Achyuta Adhvaryu

Chief Development Officer & Co-founder, Good Business Lab; Associate Professor, University of Michigan

voucs83dstrrc139gsn2vrvu8._SX450_.jpg

Isabella Weber

PERI Research Associate and Research Leader in China Studies; Assistant Professor of Economics

Komo Kwame Sundaram.jpg

Jomo Kwame Sundaram

Fellow, Academy of Science, Malaysia, Emeritus Professor, University of Malaya

q_2HrDWx_400x400.jpeg

Ingrid Kvangraven

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in International Development at King’s College, London.

JJT_profile_Aug2020_corrected_IMG_0337_Aug2020_small.jpeg

Jayan Jose Thomas

Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

photo.jpg

Suranjali Tandon

Assistant Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy

Divya Pradeep_moderator.jpg

Divya Pradeep

Associate Professor, CHRIST (Deemed to be University)

220px-Jo_Swinson.jpeg

Jo Swinson

Partners for a New Economy

Lebohang Liepollo Pheko.jpg

Lebohang Liepollo Pheko

Senior Research Fellow and Political Economist at Trade Collective

unnamed.jpeg

Arthur Cockfield

Professor and Associate Dean (Academic Policy), Faculty of Law, Queen's University, Canada

gasharma_0.jpeg

G Amarjit Sharma

Assistant Professor, Special Centre for the Study of North East India, JNU

chenai-sq.png

Chenai C Mukumba

Policy Research and Advocacy Manager at Tax Justice Network Africa

20200118_OPP502.jpeg

Robin Varghese

Open Society Foundations

Rahul De Profile Photo.JPG

Rahul De

Assistant Professor in Economics, School of Arts and Sciences. Azim Premji University

Our Partners

WhatsApp Image 2020-12-15 at 12.34.43 PM.jpg
Copy of Logo_GBL black .png
Fair LOGO-05.png
download.png
download.jpeg
DU Beat logo.jpg
YSI-logo-icon-stacked-knockout.png
logo_exploring_economics.png