A Monetary Policy Model Without Money for India

Author/Editor:

Michael Debabrata Patra ; Muneesh Kapur

Publication Date:

August 1, 2010

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

A New Keynesian model estimated for India yields valuable insights. Aggregate demand reacts to interest rate changes with a lag of at least three quarters, with inflation taking seven quarters to respond. Inflation is inertial and persistent when it sets in, irrespective of the source. Exchange rate pass-through to domestic inflation is low. Inflation turns out to be the dominant focus of monetary policy, accompanied by a strong commitment to the stabilization of output. Recent policy actions have raised the effective policy rate, but the estimated neutral policy rate suggests some further tightening to normalize the policy stance.

Series:

Working Paper No. 10/183

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

August 1, 2010

ISBN/ISSN:

9781455202171/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2010183

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

62

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