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New Publication: The Age of Austerity

iPD and The South Centre are proud to announce the publication of 'The Age of Austerity: A Review of Public Expenditures and Adjustment Measures in 181 Countries'. This working paper, co-authored by Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins, asks if the projected fiscal contraction trajectory and the specific austerity measures being considered in many countries are conducive to socio-economic recovery and the achievement of development goals.

Call for Nominations: 2014 Advanced Graduate Workshop

We are pleased to announce a call for student nominations for the 7th Annual Advanced Graduate Workshop on Poverty, Development and Globalization, organized jointly by the Azim Premji University, the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and Columbia University's Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD). The 2014 AGW will take place from January 3-17, 2014 at Azim Premji University in Bangalore, India.

The Rise of the South: Current Trends, Future Possibilities

Join The Committee on Global Thought at its exciting upcoming event, The Rise of the South: Current Trends, Future Possibilities. Featuring a discussion of the 2013 Human Development Report, this event will bring together expert scholars and practitioners in the development field to discuss the future of the global south. This event will be held from 9:30 am to 6:00pm on April 8, 2013. All panels will take place on the 15th floor of International Affairs Building.

IMF’s New View on Capital Controls: A Commentary by José Antonio Ocampo and Kevin Gallagher

While still committed to financial liberalization, the IMF recently acknowledged that the free movement of capital has a weak intellectual basis. IPD's José Antonio Ocampo and Boston University's Kevin Gallagher published a commentary supporting this step, but highlighting its faults.

Our Latest Book: The Economic Development of Latin America since Independence

This book gives a unique and comprehensive view of Latin America economic development since Independence. It considers Latin American economies within the international economy, and covers economic growth, international trade, capital flows, and trends in inequality and human development.

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