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A Monetary Business Cycle Model for India

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  • Shesadri Banerjee

    (Madras Institute of Development Studies)

  • Parantap Basu

    (Durham University, Durham University Business School)

  • Chetan Ghate

    (Indian Statistical Institute)

  • Pawan Gopalakrishnan

    (Reserve Bank of India)

  • Sargam Gupta

    (Indian Statistical Institute)

Abstract

We build and calibrate a New Keynesian monetary business cycle model to theIndian economy to understand why the aggregate demand channel of monetary transmission is weak. Our main Önding is that base money shocks have a larger and more persistent effect on output than an interest rate shock, as in the data. We show that Önancial repression, in the form of a statutory liquidity ratio and administered interest rates, does not weaken monetary transmission. This is contrary to the consensus view in policy discussions on Indian monetary policy. We show that the presence of an informal sector hinders monetary transmission.

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  • Shesadri Banerjee & Parantap Basu & Chetan Ghate & Pawan Gopalakrishnan & Sargam Gupta, 2018. "A Monetary Business Cycle Model for India," CEGAP Working Papers 2018_01, Durham University Business School.
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    Keywords

    Monetary Business Cycles; Monetary Transmission; Ináation Targeting.;
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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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