Title : Indian Twin Deficits: The Role of Inflation and Money SupplyYear: 2016

Authors: Madhura Bedarkar, Santosh Gopalkrishnan, Kunal Khairnar
Journal: Indian Journal of Finance
Publication date: January 2016
Publisher: Associated Management Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
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The study explored the role of inflation and money supply in the twin deficits hypothesis using the IS-LM framework and posited that inflation could be the mediating variable which explains why a higher fiscal deficit may lead to worsening of the current account balance. This may hamperthe effectiveness of the monetary policy and long run output growth. We tested the model empirically on Indian data using Johansen's cointegration test to find evidence that fiscal deficit, current account deficit, inflation, and money supply have a long-run relationship.