The Growth of Indian Public Debt : Dimensions of the Problem and Corrective Measures

Author/Editor:

Raja J. Chelliah

Publication Date:

July 1, 1991

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Summary:

This paper traces the causes of the rapid growth of India’s public debt, with special reference to internal debt. It then demonstrates that the growth of debt would become unsustainable by the end of the 1990s if the present trends continue. It develops a methodology to iterate the path of growth of debt to discover the sustainable level of the primary deficit. Finally, it suggests concrete measures to bring down the primary deficit.

Series:

Working Paper No. 91/72

Subject(s):

English

Publication Date:

July 1, 1991

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451959024/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0721991

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

51

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