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The RBI and the Flip Flop Finance Ministry

The rbi and the flip flop finance ministry

Following high profile disagreements between the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Ministry of Finance over the Centre's desire to limit curbs on lending and gain access to RBI reserves, the RBI Governor Urjit Patel resigned in December 2018. This chapter provides a game-theoretic explanation for central bank autonomy and positions the current conflict as a counterpoint to the creation of the liberal monetary policy framework in February 2015.55

Many argue that there is an inherent contradiction between accountability of the central bank to the executive and its autonomy from the finance ministry. In this context, the macro-economic literature on ‘time consistency of policy’ and the game-theoretic literature on ...

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