Fiscal Situation of India in the Time of COVID-19

Balajee, A and Tomar, S and Udupa, G (2022) Fiscal Situation of India in the Time of COVID-19. Economic and Political Weekly, 57 (26). pp. 62-68. ISSN 0012-9976

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India announced a fiscal package worth `1.7 trillion to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, but there were arguments for more spending. Using data from a cross-section of countries, this paper estimates the relationship between fiscal spending and the spread of COVID-19, economic stringency, and macroeconomic factors. It argues that subsidy rationalisation is the way to fund the increased expenditure on health and direct transfers while maintaining fiscal discipline.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Economics
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2023 10:31
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2023 10:31

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