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Naveen Srinivasan  



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PhD (Economics), Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, UK, 2002


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Macroeconomic Theory & Policy


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  • Fiscal Deficits, Credibility and Inflation Persistence: Lessons from Thatcher and Volcker Disinflations (with Pankaj Kumar and Pratik Mitra), Chapter 4 in India Development Report 2012-13, (ed. Mahendra Dev S), Oxford University Press, India, 2013, pp. 47-58.
  • Inflation Persistence: Does Credibility of the Monetary Regime Matter? (with Pankaj Kumar), Economics Bulletin, Volume 32, Issue 4, October 2012, pp. 2944-54.
  • Hysteresis in Unemployment: Fact or Fiction? (with Pratik Mitra), Economics Letters, Volume 115, Issue 3, June 2012, pp. 419-422.
  • Zone-quadratic Preference, Asymmetry and International Reserve Accretion in India: An Empirical Investigation (with Sudhanshu Kumar), Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, Volume 22, Issue 2, April 2012, pp. 253-263.
  • A Time-Varying Parameter Model of Inflation in India (with Sudhanshu Kumar and M. Ramachandran), Indian Growth and Development Review, Volume 5, Issue 1, April 2012, pp. 25-50.
  • Ruling out unstable equilibria in New Keynesian models (with Patrick Minford), Economics Letters, Vol. 112, Issue 3, September 2011, pp. 247-49.
  • Determinacy in New Keynesian models: a role for money after all? (with Patrick Minford), International Finance, Vol. 14. Issue 2, Summer 2011, pp. 211-29.
  • Monetary Policy in a low Inflation Environment: Is there evidence for Opportunistic Behaviour? (with M. Ramachandran and Sudhanshu Kumar), Journal of Quantitative Economics, New Series Vol. 8 (2), July 2010, pp. 4-19.
  • Preference asymmetry and international reserve accretion in India (with Vidya Mahambare and M. Ramachandran), Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 16, Issue 15, October 2009, pp. 1543-46.
  • Can the facts of UK inflation persistence be explained by nominal rigidity? (with David Meenagh, Patrick Minford, Eric Nowell and Prakriti Sofat), Economic Modelling, Vol. 26, Issue 5, September 2009, pp. 978-92.
  • Is the Hybrid New Keynesian Phillips curve immune to the Lucas Critique?, Journal of Quantitative Economics, New Series Vol. 7 (2), July 2009, pp. 96-105.
  • Monetary Policy and the Behaviour of Inflation in India: Is there a need for Institutional Reform? (with Sumit Jain and M. Ramachandran), Journal of Asian Economics, Vol. 20(1), January 2009, pp. 13-24.
  • Dynamics of inflation in India: Does the new inflation bias hypothesis provide an explanation? (with Vidya Mahambare and M. Ramachandran), Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies, Vol. 1(2), September 2008, pp. 199-212.
  • Are Central Bank preferences asymmetric? A Comment (with Patrick Minford), Economic Notes, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA, vol. 37(1), February 2008, pp. 119-126.
  • From the Great Inflation to the Great Moderation: A Literature Survey, Journal of Quantitative Economics, New Series Vol. 6 (1&2), January & July 2008, pp. 40-56.
  • Asymmetric exchange rate intervention and international reserve accumulation in India (with M. Ramachandran), Economics Letters, 94 (2), February 2007, pp. 259-65.
  • Inflation Persistence: An expository note, Journal of Quantitative Economics, New Series Vol. 5 (1), January 2007, pp. 32-37.
  • Opportunistic Monetary Policy: An Alternative Rationalization (with Patrick Minford), Journal of Economics and Business, vol. 58, issue 5-6, October-November 2006, pp. 366-372.
  • UK Monetary Policy under Inflation Forecast Targeting: Is Behaviour Consistent with Symmetric Preferences? (with Vidya Mahambare and M. Ramachandran), Oxford Economic Papers, 58 (4), October 2006, pp. 706-21.
  • Modelling Inflation in India: A Critique of the Structuralist Approach (with Vidya Mahambare and M. Ramachandran), Journal of Quantitative Economics, New Series Vol. 4 (2), July 2006, pp. 45-58.
  • Understanding the Opportunistic Approach to Disinflation (with Patrick Minford), Journal of Quantitative Economics, New Series Vol. 4 (1), January 2006, pp. 49-64.
  • The Observational Equivalence of Taylor Rule and Taylor-Type Rules (with Patrick Minford and Francesco Perugini), in Trends in Macroeconomics Research, (ed. Pelzer, Lawrence Z), Nova Science Publisher Inc, August 2005, pp. 1-14.
  • Monetary Policy Framework of the Bank of England and the European Central Bank: Some Useful Insights (with Vidya Mahambare), Indian Economic Review, 39 (2), July 2004, pp. 371-381.
  • How different are money supply rules from Taylor rules? (with Patrick Minford and Francesco Perugini), Indian Economic Review, 38 (2), July 2003, pp. 157-66.
  • Are interest rate regressions evidence for a Taylor Rule? (with Patrick Minford and Francesco Perugini), Economics Letters, 76 (1), June 2002, pp. 145-150.



  • 2011: Lectures on macroeconomics and monetary policy for RBI Officers at IGIDR
  • 2011: Coordinator of the RBI Officers Training Programme at IGIDR (with Prof. Rajendra Vaidya)
  • 2007 – Present: Lecturer for Macroeconomics II (Core Module), IGIDR
  • 2006: Lecturer for Monetary Theory and Policy, IGIDR