Fiscal Policy Issues for India after the Global Financial Crisis (2008–2010)
AbstractThe need for fiscal consolidation and sustainability is one of the key macroeconomic issues confronting Indian economy. This paper attempts to understand India’s current fiscal situation, its likely future development, and its impact on the economy in the context of a weak global recovery from the current crisis. The impact of the global crisis has been transmitted to the Indian economy through three distinct channels, namely: the financial sector, exports, and exchange rates. The other significant channel of impact is the slump in business and consumer confidence leading to decrease in investment and consumption demand. The Indian government, to boost the demand, has announced several stimulus packages. [ADBI Working Paper No. 249]
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fiscal consolidation; sustainability; macroeconomic; global crisis; financial sector; exports; GDP; government; demand;
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