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Commodity Prices and Domestic Inflation in India

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  • Ajit R. Joshi

    (Indian Institute of Technology Madras)

  • Debashis Acharya

    (Department of Economics, University of Hyderabad)

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In this article, the relationship between international prices of primary commodities and domestic inflation in India has been explored empirically for the period 1994 to 2007. For this purpose a commodity price index with international price quotations and domestic WPI weights has been constructed. The empirical results show that cointegration between international and domestic prices has grown stronger in the period since 2000. The co-movement is found at both aggregate indices as also the sub-groups viz. fuel and manufactured products. While carrying out this analysis, it was found that it is necessary to use an appropriate index, in order to capture the country-specific exposure, rather than using the aggregate indices published by international agencies, whose coverage and weights may not represent the risks and exposures of specific countries.

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  • Ajit R. Joshi & Debashis Acharya, 2011. "Commodity Prices and Domestic Inflation in India," Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies, Emerging Markets Forum, vol. 3(2), pages 223-246, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:emf:journl:2011b-4
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    1. Hoang, Thi Hong Van & Lahiani, Amine & Heller, David, 2016. "Is gold a hedge against inflation? New evidence from a nonlinear ARDL approach," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 54(C), pages 54-66.
    2. Pratap Kumar JENA, 2016. "Commodity market integration and price transmission: Empirical evidence from India," Theoretical and Applied Economics, Asociatia Generala a Economistilor din Romania - AGER, vol. 0(3(608), A), pages 283-306, Autumn.
    3. Pratap Kumar JENA, 2016. "Commodity market integration and price transmission: Empirical evidence from India," Theoretical and Applied Economics, Asociatia Generala a Economistilor din Romania - AGER, vol. 0(3(608), A), pages 283-306, Autumn.
    4. Biru Paksha Paul & Hassan Zaman, 2013. "When and Why does Bangladesh’s Inflation Differ from India’s?," Working Papers id:5599, eSocialSciences.

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