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Fiscal implications of food security in India: a critical review

Bhanumurthy, N. R. and Kattumuri, Ruth (2017) Fiscal implications of food security in India: a critical review. In: De, Supriyo, (ed.) India's Fiscal Policy: Prescriptions, Pragmatics and Practice. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107152632 (In Press)

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Abstract

This book seeks to balance normative prescriptions on fiscal policy with its practical aspects in the context of the Indian scenario. In doing so, it brings together views of leading experts from academic and policy spheres. It highlights the specificities of Indian fiscal policy and studies current issues like the impact of development expenditures, the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the challenge of reducing subsidies and different aspects of political economy. India's Fiscal Policy discusses rapid developments in the field following the fiscal stimulus of 2008, subsequent attempts at fiscal consolidation and the formation of the NDA government. It focuses on policy and political considerations and adopts a wider approach for the analysis of fiscal policy by taking into consideration aspects such as the effectiveness and targeting of social expenditures, which are essential for a critical analysis of the Indian policy matrix. Provides non-jargonistic explanation of basic concepts Highlights practical aspects, political economy issues and specificities of Indian fiscal policy not covered by conventional 'text book' approaches Includes supplementary material for students of economics for public finance or macroeconomics courses

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic
Additional Information: © 2017 Cambridge University Press
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Sets: Research centres and groups > Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Research centres and groups > India Observatory
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 14:05
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2017 14:05
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69604

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