July 1, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 240 Pages - 64 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138585201 - CAT# K377067
Series: Critical Political Economy of South Asia
This book examines the linkages between exchange rates and India’s merchandise trade since the 1990s. It looks at India’s trade in the post-liberalisation period through its two main components: commodities and trading partners, and provides a bird’s eye view through aggregate analyses accompanied by a historical narrative of the evolution of trade and exchange rate dynamics. Presenting a comprehensive analysis of bilateral and product-specific trade, the book explores the impact of exchange rate on labour intensive sectors and charts out major development. It also offers compelling evidence to suggest that if some commodities are identified as integral to India’s export plans, then the impact of exchange rate must be weighed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) prior to a market intervention.
This timely volume will be of interest to scholars and researchers of economics, business and finance, development studies, trade, business and industry as also practitioners, think-tanks and policymakers.
List of Figures and Tables
Preface and Acknowledgements
2. Exchange Rate Movements and Trade Patterns in India
3. Commodity-Wise Trade and Impact of Exchange Rate
4. Bilateral Trade and Exchange Rates