In the globalized world, countries that will be able to compete in global markets must also be able to compete with global competitors in the domestic market. In such a situation, older, and successful, development strategies such as import substitution and export promotion are no longer feasible. State-run and/or state-controlled development programmes are not sufficient in overcoming the challenges of development, especially when policymakers have little or no control over the markets in which they operate. The situation requires a new set of policy interventions that will facilitate the development of domestic markets and empower the poor and bring them into the mainstream.
The journal Review of Market Integration, a refereed journal, aims to reach out to a broad audience interested in giving equal access to the poor who are otherwise unable to participate in the marketplace and are, hence, left uncovered by formal institutions. It will find a ready readership among those concerned with empowering the poor to help them access formal markets and integrating them with markets outside their regions and communities, take up issues of governance and accountability, and so on. The Review of Market Integration will publish original empirical as well as research papers, policy papers and book reviews and essays related to the field, covering a wide range of issues including development economics, rural development, market access for small producers, labour market integration, supply chain management, governance, rights as options to development, laws that affect market integration and their development, and the role of institutions in enabling markets for the poor, among others.This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Review of Market Integration is a peer-reviewed journal which addresses issues related to market integration as part of the developmental process of emerging economies. It seeks to explore issues that create barriers to markets in the fields of agriculture, education, health, environment, infrastructure, labour, finance, business and institutional structures. In developing economies these barriers are not only with respect to international markets but also with respect to regional markets within a country.
Review of Market Integration recognises market integration as a mechanism that will help policy makers transform emerging economies into market-based societies. The focus is on law, institutions, incentives and norms that enable markets as a way of improving efficiency and reducing regional disparities. The journal encourages papers on the study of political processes and measures that have led to the adoption of integrated markets in various countries and regions. Our goal is to learn from national and international experiences, through the process of research and analysis, of long-term solutions to problems that arise on the path to development.
Review of Market Integration publishes three annual issues that include studies based on both theoretical and empirical research and those that explore policy impacts of specifi c programmes in a way that improves the understanding of how markets respond to policy making. Our endeavour is to encourage interactions among policy makers, researchers and practitioners.
About IDF: India Development Foundation (IDF) is a privately funded non profit research organisation. Its major objective is to develop awareness about how markets work, why these are desirable and how these can be developed. Its aim is to help policy makers transform emerging economies into market-based societies.
|Shubhashis Gangopadhyay||India Development Foundation, Gurgaon, India|
|Nishant Chadha||India Development Foundation, Gurgaon, India|
|Arijit Das||India Development Foundation, Gurgaon, India|
|Ira Gang||Rutgers University, USA|
|Atanu Ghoshray||Newcastle University Business School, UK|
|Sudip Gupta||Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India|
|Sunil Khairnar||Agriwatch (Indian Agribusiness Systems Private Limited), India|
|Ashok Kotwal||University of British Columbia, Canada|
|Robert Lensink||Groningen University (RuG), Netherlands|
|S S Mehta||Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India|
|K V Bhanu Murthy||Delhi University, India|
|Gokul Patnaik||Global AgriSystem, India|
|Amitabha Sadangi||CEO, International Development Enterprises, India|
|M R Saluja||India Development Foundation, Gurgaon, Haryana, India|
|Abhirup Sarkar||Indian Statistical Institute, India|
|Nirvikar Singh||University of California, Santa Cruz, USA|
|Tanya Bansal||India Development Foundation, Gurgaon, India|
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