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Wholesale and Retail Food Prices in Maharashtra during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The analysis builds on the extant literature in three ways: it covers the longest period of the lockdown; offers robust comparisons of means and variances of food commodities’ prices and the price wedge between them in different cities/market centres in Maharashtra during the lockdown relative to the pre-pandemic period; and finally gives a distillation of time-series analysis of co-movements of wholesale and retail prices between pairs of centre/wholesale and retail prices, mutual dependence of wholesale and retail prices, taking their lags into account, and their time-varying volatility.

Inflation : RBI May Well Be Right

RBI May Well Be Right The outlook for inflation in 2003-04 is expected to remain benign, according to the Reserve Bank. This at a time when inflation, measured by point-to-point changes in the wholesale price index, is well over 6 per cent and the monsoon, or at least the Met office, promises another difficult year. International commodity prices, too, show signs of hardening, despite the welcome signs of crude prices remaining soft. Is it time then to take the central bank
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