India : Asset Prices and the Macroeconomy

Author/Editor:

Catriona Purfield

Publication Date:

September 1, 2007

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper examines rising asset prices in India. For the most part, asset prices in India reflect structural factors but the risk of a correction cannot be ruled out. However, at this juncture monetary policy may not be the most effective tool to safeguard financial stability because (i) India's economy is undergoing rapid structural change making it difficult to identify price misalignments; (ii) the macroeconomic impact of an asset price correction is likely to be small; and (iii) the relationship between monetary policy and asset prices is also weak. Targeted changes in financial regulations are better tools to address potential risks.

Series:

Working Paper No. 07/221

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

September 1, 2007

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451867855/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2007221

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

21

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