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Studies in Macroeconomics and Welfare

Edited by B.B. Bhattacharya and Arup Mitra

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ISBN 10: 817188461X / ISBN 13: 9788171884612
Published by Academic Foundation, 2005
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Contents: Preface. I. Macroeconomics: 1. Forecasting the exchange rate with a Bayesian Vector Auto Regression (BVAR) model: the Indian experience/B.B. Bhattacharya, S. Chakravarty and Mahua Paul. 2. Forecasting Indian interest rates using univariate and multivariate models/Pami Dua, Nishita Raje and Satyananda Sahoo. 3. Macroeconomic effects of changes in selected monetary and fiscal variables: a simulation analysis for India/A. Soumya and K.N. Murty. 4. Money demand in the Indian economy: a time varying parameter approach/Pami Dua and Srividya Subramaniam. 5. Search for stable money demand function for India: a co-integration approach/A.K. Giri and B. Kamaiah. 6. Optimising growth and inflation: some empirical results relating to the Indian economy using control theory/Balwant Singh and Sushila Augustine. 7. Comparing measures of core inflation for India/Ajit R. Joshi and Rajashree Rajpathak. 8. Endogenous distribution, politics and the growth-equity tradeoff/Satya P. Das and Chetan Ghate. 9. Measuring benefits from reduced air pollution in the cities of Delhi and Kolkata in India using hedonic property prices model/M.N. Murty, S.C. Gulati and Avishek Banerjee. 10. Dynamics of rice production in Kerala: a Cobweb approach/K.P. Mani. II. Welfare: 11. Rural poverty and rural infrastructure: the case of India/Siddhartha Mitra, S.D. Brahmankar and V. Handa. 12. Public policy stance and human development: a panel analysis/Lekha S. Chakraborty. 13. Maternal health care utilisation: an empirical analysis based on rural India/Anindita Chakrabarti. 14. Quality of health care and household choice: evidence from NSS and NFHS data for the State of West Bengal/Subrata Mukherjee. 15. Economic and social benefits of Micro-finance programmes: an econometric analysis/D. Rajasekhar and S. Madheswaran. 16. Repayment performance of a Random Rosca in West Bengal/Samapti Guha and Gautam Gupta. "This volume presents selected papers on macroeconomics and welfare, presented at the 40 Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society in 2004. Collectively they cover a wide range of issues related to economic reform, growth and equity. In particular, the book contains studies on exchange rate, interest rate, money demand and supply and monetary and fiscal policies, inflation and its relationship with growth at aggregate and sectoral levels, growth and distribution, pollution, environment, rural poverty, health care and micro credit. The analysis is done mainly through macroeconometric and time-series techniques. The basic purpose of these studies has been to evaluate the ongoing economic reforms and its impact on economic growth and welfare with special focus for the vulnerable sections of the population. The volume is expected to be of special interest to those who are keen to learn the applications of econometric techniques in analysing economic growth, policy and welfare. It would also be useful to the policymakers for understanding the effectiveness of both macro and micro policies in the recent period." (jacket). Bookseller Inventory # 55830

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Title: Studies in Macroeconomics and Welfare

Publisher: Academic Foundation

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

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Selected papers on macroeconomics and welfare contain studies on exchange rate, interest rate, money demand and supply, monetary and fiscal policies, inflation and its relationship with growth at aggregate and sectoral levels, growth and distribution, pollution, environment, rural poverty, health care, and micro credit.

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