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Abhijit Sen Gupta
Asian Development Bank
Dr Abhijit Sen Gupta is currently an Economist with the Indian Resident Mission of the Asian Development Bank. He obtained his Ph.D. in International Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He also holds M.Phil. and Masters degrees in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University. His main areas of interest include open economy macroeconomics, public finance and monetary economics. He has published more than a dozen academic articles in both refereed international journals and conference volumes, together with a host of op-ed articles for the general public. In the past, Dr Sen Gupta has worked with ICRIER, World Bank and International Monetary Fund. He has also worked on several Government of India commissioned projects including one that looked at the opportunities and costs of liberalising banking and insurance services under an India-EU trade agreement. Dr Sen Gupta has also enjoyed stints in academia. As a tenured Associate Professor, he taught macroeconomics and international finance at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, and supervised several M.Phil. and Ph.D. students. He also taught intermediate macroeconomics at the senior under graduate level at the University of California, Santa Cruz. 

Articles By Abhijit Sen Gupta
The nuances of inflation targeting in India
Posted On: 16 Mar 2015

How prepared is India for inflation targeting? This column suggests that the larger weight assigned by the RBI to tackling inflation over the years, relative to other policy objectives such as stabilising exchange rates, places it in a good position to make the transition to the new regime. However, limited control over supply shocks that impact inflation might continue to pose a challenge. Greater coordination between fiscal and monetary policy would improve the efficacy of inflation targeting.
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Why food inflation has been high in India
Posted On: 16 Apr 2014

Tags:   inflation

The persistently high food inflation witnessed in India over the past few years has been a cause for concern. This column seeks to identify the major drivers of food inflation in India, and to evaluate the extent to which food inflation has had an impact on non-food and overall inflation.
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Growth, structural change, and poverty reduction: Evidence from India
Posted On: 21 Mar 2014

Poverty reduction in India has been relatively slow even in years of high economic growth. A possible explanation is that growth has mainly been driven by sectors that generate fewer jobs for the poor. This column analyses this explanation and finds that structural change or the reallocation of jobs from low productivity to high productivity sectors, plays a key role in reducing poverty.
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The challenges of opening up India’s capital account
Posted On: 15 May 2013

A key objective for any open economy is to avoid a financial or balance of payments crisis – a goal that often calls for trade-offs between liberalisation and maintaining control of the economy. This column explores the trade offs India has made.
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