Author: Amritkant Mishra
Author Address: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Delhi NCR Campus, Marium Nagar, Ghaziabad-201003 (Uttar Pradesh)
Keywords: Fiscal deficit, food inflation, SVAR.
JEL Codes: E52, E60, H61, H63.
This empirical analysis aspired to unearth the transmission channels of fiscal de?cit and food in?ation linkages in the Indian perspective by reasonably exerting the data for 1991 to 2017. The precise results of structural vector autoregressive (SVAR) analysis proffered that there were three different mechanisms of transmission such as consumption, general inflation, and import channels that led to food inflation in response to the high fiscal deficit. The first channel revealed that government de?cit spending had a positive impact on income which further led to food inflation through surging the household consumption expenditure. It was concluded that ?scal de?cit passed through general inflation finally leading to a food price surge in the economy and seemed to work as cost-push inflation for the food and agricultural industry. The outcome also revealed that the impact of ?scal de?cit passed to food inflation through external linkages such as import and export.
Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Volume 16 No. 2, 2020, 165-172
Indexed in Clarivate Analytics (ESCI) of WoS
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Delhi NCR Campus, Marium Nagar, Ghaziabad-201003 (Uttar Pradesh)