Kishor, N. Kundan (2009): Data Revisions in India and its Implications for Monetary Policy.
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This paper studies data revision properties of GDP growth and inflation as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) for the Indian economy. We find that data revisions to GDP growth and WPI inflation in India are significant. The results show that revisions to GDP growth and WPI inflation can not be characterized as either containing pure news or pure noise. We also find that there is a significant predictable component in revisions to GDP growth and inflation. Our findings suggest that if the Reserve Bank of India were to follow a Taylor rule for its monetary policy formulation, then the interest rate based on the preliminary data would be much lower than the one based on the fully revised data.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Data Revisions in India and its Implications for Monetary Policy|
|English Title:||Data Revisions in India and its Implications for Monetary Policy|
|Keywords:||Data Revisions, Real-Time Data, Monetary Policy|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C5 - Econometric Modeling > C53 - Forecasting and Prediction Methods; Simulation Methods
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C8 - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs > C82 - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E5 - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit > E52 - Monetary Policy
|Depositing User:||N Kundan Kishor|
|Date Deposited:||08. Jul 2009 02:34|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 20:45|
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