Sargam Gupta

Sargam Gupta is a PhD candidate in Economics at the Indian Statistical Institute. Her research interests include macroeconomics, monetary policy, and empirical macroeconomics.

Content by Sargam Gupta
  • Blog post

    The inflationary impact of the grain procurement policy in India

    To smooth volatile grain prices, the Indian Government procures additional grain quantities, creating agricultural commodity buffers, often redistributed to poor households. This policy can produce a demand shock, triggering increased inflation. This blog looks at new IGC research to model the distortionary effects of such policies and potential monetary policy...

    24 Apr 2017 | Chetan Ghate, Sargam Gupta, Debdulal Mallick

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Terms of trade shocks and monetary policy in India

    6 Feb 2017 | Chetan Ghate, Sargam Gupta, Debdulal Mallick

  • Project

    Terms of trade shocks and monetary policy in India

    Food grain procurement by the Indian government can cause terms of trade shocks between sectors. This has implications for setting monetary policy. We developed a multi-sector model to understand the effects of shocks to procurement and productivity in the grain sector on terms of trade and monetary policy. We found that procurement weakens monetary policy...

    2 Feb 2016 | Chetan Ghate, Sargam Gupta, Debdulal Mallick