ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Akash Poojari

To Regulate or Strangulate?

A critique aspect of the current regulatory framework for non-banking financial companies by the Reserve Bank of India shows that such regulations would stymie the growth of NBFCs, constricting their lending ability that has been affected by the pandemic. What is needed is regulation through incentives instead of the threat of penalisation.

Monetary Aggregates

An exploration of the information content within money confirms that despite the theoretical inconsistence inherent within a simple sum monetary aggregate, money supply (M3) has been a consistent leading indicator of the general slowdown in economic activities in India since March 2010. The paper also establishes an exogenous influence of the central bank balance sheet over M3 through a statistically stable money multiplier, a long-term stable relationship, and bidirectional Granger causality between M3 and reserve money. However, the monetary policy measures of the central bank that determine reserve money themselves take a cue from economy-wide factors, as presented in a multivariate forecast model for reserve money.