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Description - Fiscal Policy Developments in India by M. M. Sury

Fiscal policy is an important instrument of the general economic policy of a government. It is concerned with the use of a government's taxation and expenditure powers to influence economic activities in an economy at the aggregate level. Through the medium of budget, fiscal policy determines the level of taxation, public expenditure, borrowings and the issue of additional currency by a government. The external payments crisis of 1991 in India, which led to the initiation of economic reforms, was the result of deteriorating fiscal situation during the latter half of 1980s. Fiscal imbalance was identified as the underlying cause of the twin problems of inflation and the difficult balance of payments position. This book provides an exhaustive and analytical account of fiscal developments in India since Independence in 1947 with focus on post-1991 reforms. The book is organised into 10 parts, each part containing chapters/information dealing with some aspect of fiscal policy in India.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9788177081350
ISBN-10: 8177081357
Format: Hardback
(185mm x 250mm x mm)
Pages: 648
Imprint: New Century Publications
Publisher: New Century Publications
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: India

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Author Biography - M. M. Sury

M.M. Sury received his B.A. (Hons.), M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Delhi. He taught economics in the same university for 42 years. Specialising in fiscal economics, he has published extensively on Indian fiscal system in recognised national and international journals, including Small Industry Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific (United Nations, Bangkok), Bulletin for International Fiscal Documentation (International Fiscal Association, Amsterdam), Asian-Pacific Tax and Investment Bulletin (Singapore), Journal of the Indian School of Political Economy (Pune), Indian Economic Journal (Bombay), and Margin (New Delhi). He was a Visiting Fellow at the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation, Amsterdam (May 1989), a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla (1991-92) and a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Law and Management, University of Mauritius, Mauritius (September-October, 2000). He was Economic Adviser, First Delhi State Finance Commission (1996-97).