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Agricultural Market Integration in India

Agricultural Market Integration in India »

Volume/Issue: 2020/115

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michal Andrle , and Patrick Blagrave

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513549163.001

ISBN: 9781513549163

Keywords: Cost of living, Supply and demand, Agricultural commodities, Agricultural product marketing, Price dispersion, Market integration, Price transmission, India, WP, cross-market

We assess the degree of cross-market price discrepancy (a proxy for market integration), its evolution over time, and proximate determinants, using monthly price data for 21 agricultural goods and 60 markets in Ind...

Inflation Co-Movement in Emerging and Developing Asia: The Monsoon Effect

Inflation Co-Movement in Emerging and Developing Asia: The Monsoon Effect »

Volume/Issue: 2019/147

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patrick Blagrave

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498321761.001

ISBN: 9781498321761

Keywords: Nominal effective exchange rate, Inflation targeting, Inflation rates, Inflation expectations, Monetary policy, Inflation, spillovers, co-movement, weather, core inflation

Co-movement (synchronicity) in inflation rates among a set of 13 emerging and developing countries in Asia is shown to be strongest for the food component, partly due to common rainfall shocks-a result which the pa...

Closing Gender Gaps in India: Does Increasing Womens' Access to Finance Help?

Closing Gender Gaps in India: Does Increasing Womens' Access to Finance Help? »

Volume/Issue: 2018/212

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Purva Khera

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 September 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484377468.001

ISBN: 9781484377468

Keywords: Discrimination, India, Asia and Pacific, gender inequality, informality, DSGE, Indian economy, Bayesian estimation

Gender gaps in womens' economic opportunities-labor market and entrepreneurship-have remained high in India. Lack of adequate collateral limits women entrepreneurs' ability to access formal finance, leaving them to...

Universal Basic Income in Developing Countries: Issues, Options, and Illustration for India

Universal Basic Income in Developing Countries: Issues, Options, and Illustration for India »

Volume/Issue: 2018/174

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Coady , and Delphine Prady

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484370049.001

ISBN: 9781484370049

Keywords: Government expenditures and welfare programs, Asia and Pacific, India, Universal basic income, safety net reform, efficient energy pricing, distributional gains

This paper discusses two common arguments for the adoption of a UBI; that it can be a more effective way of supporting low-income households when existing safety net programs are inefficient, and that it can genera...

Financial Frictions, Underinvestment, and Investment Composition
			: Evidence from Indian Corporates

Financial Frictions, Underinvestment, and Investment Composition : Evidence from Indian Corporates »

Volume/Issue: 2017/134

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sonali Das , and Volodymyr Tulin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 June 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484302644.001

ISBN: 9781484302644

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, India, Investment, Corporate Leverage, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

This paper studies private investment in India against the backdrop of a significant investment decline over the past decade. We analyze the potential causes of weaker investment at the firm level, using both firm-...

Reforming Energy Policy in India
			: Assessing the Options

Reforming Energy Policy in India : Assessing the Options »

Volume/Issue: 2017/103

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ian Parry , Victor Mylonas , and Nate Vernon

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 May 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475595734.001

ISBN: 9781475595734

Keywords: Revenues, Asia and Pacific, India, Air pollution deaths, Paris targets, welfare effects, incidence, coal tax, energy price reform, Government Policy

Spreadsheet models are used to assess the environmental, fiscal, economic, and incidence effects of a wide range of options for reducing fossil fuel use in India. Among the most effective options is ramping up the...

Inflation-Forecast Targeting for India
			: An Outline of the Analytical Framework

Inflation-Forecast Targeting for India : An Outline of the Analytical Framework »

Volume/Issue: 2017/32

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jaromir Benes , Kevin Clinton , Asish George , Joice John , Ondra Kamenik , Douglas Laxton , Pratik Mitra , G.V. Nadhanael , Hou Wang , and Fan Zhang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475578690.001

ISBN: 9781475578690

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Disinflation, India, Inflation targeting, Forecasting models, Monetary policy, Price stabilization, Central banks and their policies, inflation targeting; Reserve Bank of India; inflation episodes in India; forecasting models; monetary policy models; model calibration; monetary policy rules; monetary policy simulations, Reserve Bank of India

India formally adopted flexible inflation targeting (FIT) in June 2016 to place price stability, defined in terms of a target CPI inflation, as the primary objective of monetary policy. In this context, the paper d...

Quarterly Projection Model for India
			: Key Elements and Properties

Quarterly Projection Model for India : Key Elements and Properties »

Volume/Issue: 2017/33

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jaromir Benes , Kevin Clinton , Asish George , Pranav Gupta , Joice John , Ondra Kamenik , Douglas Laxton , Pratik Mitra , G.V. Nadhanael , Rafael Portillo , Hou Wang , and Fan Zhang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475578706.001

ISBN: 9781475578706

Keywords: Central banks and their policies, Monetary policy, Monetary transmission mechanism, Interest rate policy, Forecasting models, Inflation targeting, India, Asia and Pacific, inflation targeting; Reserve Bank of India; inflation episodes in India; forecasting models; monetary policy models; model calibration; monetary policy rules; monetary policy simulations, Reserve Bank of India

This paper outlines the key features of the production version of the quarterly projection model (QPM), which is a forward-looking open-economy gap model, calibrated to represent the Indian case, for generating for...

Indian Financial Sector
			: Structure, Trends and Turns

Indian Financial Sector : Structure, Trends and Turns »

Volume/Issue: 2017/7

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rakesh Mohan , and Partha Ray

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 January 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475570168.001

ISBN: 9781475570168

Keywords: Central banks and their policies, Banks, Banking, Asia and Pacific, Capital markets, External sector, Financial sector, Insurance, India, Nonbank financial sector

This paper traces the story of Indian financial sector over the period 1950-2015. In identifying the trends and turns of Indian financial sector, the paper adopts a three period classification viz., (a) the 1950s a...

The Influence of Gender Budgeting in Indian States on Gender Inequality and Fiscal Spending

The Influence of Gender Budgeting in Indian States on Gender Inequality and Fiscal Spending »

Volume/Issue: 2016/227

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Janet Stotsky , and Asad Zaman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475555219.001

ISBN: 9781475555219

Keywords: India, Fiscal policy, Asia and Pacific, gender budgeting, gender inequality, Indian states, General, General, Economics of Gender

This study investigates the effect of gender budgeting in India on gender inequality and fiscal spending. Gender budgeting is an approach to budgeting in which governments use fiscal policies and administration to...