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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...

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...

Trade Liberalization and Wage Inequality
			: Evidence From India

Trade Liberalization and Wage Inequality : Evidence From India »

Volume/Issue: 2005/20

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Prachi Mishra , and Utsav Kumar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451860399.001

ISBN: 9781451860399

Keywords: wage premium, wage, unskilled workers, wage differentials, Trade and Labor Market Interactions,

We evaluate empirically the impact of the dramatic 1991 trade liberalization in India on the industry wage structure. The empirical strategy uses variation in industry wage premiums and trade policy across industri...

Fiscal Policy, Labor Markets and the Poor

Fiscal Policy, Labor Markets and the Poor »

Volume/Issue: 1990/62

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1990

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451964370.001

ISBN: 9781451964370

Keywords: unskilled labor, unskilled workers, labor market, skilled labor, skilled workers

In designing policy measures, including possible social safety nets, targeted to the poor, it is important to fully understand the efficiency implications of these measures. There is abundant macroeconomic literatu...