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Macroeconomics

Compelling Fiscal-Monetary Policy Linkages in the Event of Demonetisation

23/12/2016

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The demonetisation of 500 and 1000 rupee notes was announced by the Prime Minister on November 8, 2016; since then, there has been a growing interest in understanding fiscal-monetary policy linkages. This article revisits these compelling policy linkages. Increasingly, there is an alarming tendency of segregating the monetary and fiscal ...


Understanding the rash for cash: Evidence from weekly money supply data

10/12/2016

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Four weeks have passed since the announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the November 8, 2016 to demonetise currencies of denomination Rs 500 and Rs 1000. Till now, most of the ATMs across the country are in non-functioning mode. There are serpentine queues in front of banks and the ...

Demonetisation needs a parliamentary law to be fool-proof

06/12/2016

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On November 8, 2016, the Rs. 500 and 1000 notes were "demonetised". This move has raised three interesting legal questions. Writ petitions have been filed across the country challenging the legality of demonetisation. Petitions are pending before High Courts of Kerala, Bombay, Delhi, Hyderabad, Gujarat, Karnataka, Calcutta and Allahabad. Till ...

Demonetisation under incomplete financial inclusion

30/11/2016

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Implications for demand growth & sectoral inflation

 

Following the announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian currencies with denomination 500 and 1000 have ceased to be the medium of exchange from the midnight of 8th November, 2016. This demonetisation move is implemented as a tool to measure the stock ...


The myth of black

28/11/2016

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Black economy draws the ire of common man and policy makers. In the 2014 elections, the proposal to tackle black money gained currency. More than two years passed and the common man was left wondering if any measure will really be taken in this direction. On 8th November, 2016, the ...