Income Distribution and Effective Demand in the Indian Economy

Dasgupta, Zico (2020) Income Distribution and Effective Demand in the Indian Economy. Working Paper. Azim Premji University, Bengaluru.

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Does there exist a trade-off between labour’s income share and output growth rate? Or does a reduction in wage share in itself reduces the output growth rate? These questions have returned to the centre stage in the midst of India’s present crisis as the government sought the dilution and suspension of labour laws as a counter-cyclical policy instrument. In the absence of any other stimulus or countervailing factors, the impact of such a policy would hinge on the relationship between income distribution and effective demand. This paper attempts to lay bare this relationship for the Indian economy through an empirical analysis of India’s macro data and a theoretical model on the basis of regression results.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Authors: Dasgupta, Zico
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Income Distribution, aEffective Demand, Economy
Subjects: Social sciences > Economics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > Research Centre > Centre for Sustainable Employment
Full Text Status: Public
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