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The Indian currency regime and its consequences

  • Patnaik, Ila

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    (National Institute of Public Finance and Policy)

While the Indian rupee is claimed to be a `market determined ex-change rate', there is a gulf between the de facto and de jure exchange rate regime. An examination of the data reveals that India has a de facto rupee-dollar pegged exchange rate. From the early 1990s on- wards, as India as reintegrated with the world economy, the implementation of this pegged exchange rate has induced increasing monetary policy distortions. The volatility of the rupee-dollar rate has sub-stantial variation which have considerable implications for economic agents in understanding currency risk and monetary policy. However these changes in course have not been preceded by announcements from RBI.

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Paper provided by National Institute of Public Finance and Policy in its series Working Papers with number 07/49.

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Length: 13
Date of creation: Jun 2007
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Handle: RePEc:npf:wpaper:07/49
Note: Working Paper 49, 2007
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  1. Ajay Shah & Ila Patnaik, 2005. "India's Experience with Capital Flows: The Elusive Quest for a Sustainable Current Account Deficit," NBER Working Papers 11387, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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