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An Empirical Analysis of the Monetary Policy Reaction Function in India

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  • Inoue, Takeshi
  • Hamori, Shigeyuki

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This paper empirically analyzes India’s monetary policy reaction function by applying the Taylor(1993) rule and its open-economy version which employs dynamic OLS. The analysis usesmonthly data from the period of April 1998 to December 2007. When the simple Taylor rule wasestimated for India, the output gap coefficient was statistically significant, and its sign conditionwas found to be consistent with theoretical rationale; however, the same was not true of theinflation coefficient. When the Taylor rule with exchange rate was estimated, the coefficients ofoutput gap and exchange rate had statistical significance with the expected signs, whereas theresults of inflation remained the same as before. Therefore, the inflation rate has not played a rolein the conduct of India’s monetary policy, and it is inappropriate for India to adopt aninflation-target type policy framework.

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  • Inoue, Takeshi & Hamori, Shigeyuki, 2009. "An Empirical Analysis of the Monetary Policy Reaction Function in India," IDE Discussion Papers 200, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
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    1. Kapur, Muneesh & Behera, Harendra, 2012. "Monetary Transmission Mechanism in India: A Quarterly Model," MPRA Paper 70631, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Muneesh Kapur & Michael Debabrata Patra, 2010. "A Monetary Policy Model Without Money for India," IMF Working Papers 10/183, International Monetary Fund.

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    Keywords

    DOLS; India; Monetary policy; Reaction function; Taylor rule;

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    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy

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