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Redistributive Policy Shocks And Monetary Policy With Heterogeneous Agents

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  • Ojasvita Bahl
  • Chetan Ghate

    (Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University, Delhi)

  • Debdulal Mallick

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Governments in EMDEs routinely intervene in agriculture markets to stabilize food prices in the wake of adverse shocks. Such interventions usually involve a large increase in the procurement and redistribution of food, which we call a redistributive policy shock. What is the impact of a redistributive policy shock on inflation and the distribution of consumption amongst rich and poor households? We build a tractable two-sector-two-agent NK DSGE model calibrated to the Indian economy. We show that for an inflation targeting central bank, consumer heterogeneity matters for whether monetary policy responses to a variety of shocks raises aggregate welfare or not.

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  • Ojasvita Bahl & Chetan Ghate & Debdulal Mallick, 2022. "Redistributive Policy Shocks And Monetary Policy With Heterogeneous Agents," IEG Working Papers 455, Institute of Economic Growth.
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    Keywords

    TANK models; Inflation Targeting; Emerging Market and Developing Economies; Procurement and Redistribution; DSGE.;
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    JEL classification:

    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E63 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary Policy; Stabilization; Treasury Policy

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