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India
			: Selected Issues

India : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2018/255

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 August 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484373200.002

ISBN: 9781484373200

Keywords: Consumption taxes, Fiscal rules, Foreign direct investment, Resource allocation, Labor market reforms, Agricultural sector, Selected issues

This Selected Issues paper discusses various aspects of goods and service tax (GST) on India's tax policy. Dual rate structure with a low standard rate and an additional higher rate on select items can be progressi...

India

India »

Volume/Issue: 2016/76

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513525815.002

ISBN: 9781513525815

Keywords: prices, price, market, labor market, volatility, Corporate sector, China, Banks, Capital controls, Capital account liberalization

This paper explores key issues affecting the Indian economy and implications for fiscal, monetary, financial sector, and other structural policies. This paper evaluates the build-up of corporate and banking sector...

Macroeconomic Impact of Product and Labor Market Reforms on Informality and Unemployment in India

Macroeconomic Impact of Product and Labor Market Reforms on Informality and Unemployment in India »

Volume/Issue: 2016/47

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rahul Anand , and Purva Khera

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513545257.001

ISBN: 9781513545257

Keywords: Wage bargaining, India, Asia and Pacific, structural reforms, product market deregulation, labor market deregulation, unemployment, informality, DSGE, Indian economy

This paper investigates the implications of lowering formal regulations in labor and product markets on informality and macroeconomic outcomes in India. We estimate a DSGE model with an informal sector, and rigidit...

Macroeconomic Impacts of Gender Inequality and Informality in India

Macroeconomic Impacts of Gender Inequality and Informality in India »

Volume/Issue: 2016/16

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Purva Khera

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 February 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475590784.001

ISBN: 9781475590784

Keywords: gender inequality, informality, DSGE model, Indian economy, Bayesian estimation, labor market, labor, workers, unemployment, labor force

This paper examines the macroeconomic interaction between informality and gender inequality in the labor market. A dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model is built to study the impact of gender-targeted polici...

Women Workers in India
			: Why So Few Among So Many?

Women Workers in India : Why So Few Among So Many? »

Volume/Issue: 2015/55

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sonali Das , Sonali Jain-Chandra , Kalpana Kochhar , and Naresh Kumar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 March 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498315005.001

ISBN: 9781498315005

Keywords: Female labor force participation, labor market regulation, informal labor markets, labor force, labor, labor force participation, labor market, female labor, Economics of Gender, Particular Labor Markets: Public Policy

This paper examines the determinants of female labor force participation in India, against the backdrop of India having one of the lowest participation rates for women among peer countries. Using extensive Indian...

Uncertainty and Unemployment
			: The Effects of Aggregate and Sectoral Channels

Uncertainty and Unemployment : The Effects of Aggregate and Sectoral Channels »

Volume/Issue: 2015/36

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sangyup Choi , and Prakash Loungani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 February 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498356305.001

ISBN: 9781498356305

Keywords: aggregate uncertainty, sectoral uncertainty, stock market, Great Recession, unemployment rate, labor, labor market, long-term unemployment, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

We study the role of uncertainty shocks in explaining unemployment dynamics, separating out the role of aggregate and sectoral channels. Using S&P500 data from the first quarter of 1957 to third quarter of 2014, we...

Slowdown in Emerging Markets
			: Sign of a Bumpy Road Ahead?

Slowdown in Emerging Markets : Sign of a Bumpy Road Ahead? »

Volume/Issue: 2014/205

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Evridiki Tsounta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498304719.001

ISBN: 9781498304719

Keywords: potential growth, emerging market economies, growth, growth rate, capital, tfp, labor, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

Following very strong growth during the period 2000-12, emerging market economies (EMEs) experienced a slowdown in the last couple of years. This paper examines the supply-side drivers of the strong growth performa...

Informal Labour and Credit Markets
			: A Survey

Informal Labour and Credit Markets : A Survey »

Volume/Issue: 2010/42

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Levine , Emanuela Lotti , Nicoletta Batini , and Young-Bae Kim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451962963.001

ISBN: 9781451962963

Keywords: Informal economy, labour market, search-matching models, informal sector, labour, labour markets, jobs,

This paper reviews the literature on the informal economy, focusing first on empirical findings and then on existing approaches to modeling informality within both partial and general equilibrium environments. We c...

Trade Adjustment and Human Capital Investments
			: Evidence from Indian Tariff Reform

Trade Adjustment and Human Capital Investments : Evidence from Indian Tariff Reform »

Volume/Issue: 2007/94

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eric Edmonds , Nina Pavcnik , and Petia Topalova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451866582.001

ISBN: 9781451866582

Keywords: Child Labor, Literacy, schooling, school attendance, primary schools, returns to education, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Trade and Labor Market Interactions,

Do the short and medium term adjustment costs associated with trade liberalization influence schooling and child labor decisions? We examine this question in the context of India's 1991 tariff reforms. Overall, in...

India's Pattern of Development
			: What Happened, What Follows?

India's Pattern of Development : What Happened, What Follows? »

Volume/Issue: 2006/22

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Arvind Subramanian , Raghuram Rajan , Ioannis Tokatlidis , Kalpana Kochhar , and Utsav Kumar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451862829.001

ISBN: 9781451862829

Keywords: Diversification, Decentralization, Liberalization, Labor Intensity, Skill Intensity, Scale, employment, employment shares, labor productivity, Macroeconomics: Production

India has followed an idiosyncratic pattern of development, certainly compared with other fast-growing Asian economies. While the importance of services rather than manufacturing is widely noted, within manufacturi...