Understanding the evolution of fiscal performance of Indian states

Akram, V. and Rath, Badri Narayan (2021) Understanding the evolution of fiscal performance of Indian states. Growth and Change, 52 (4). pp. 2172-2193. ISSN 0017-4815

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This study investigates the fiscal performance of 21 Indian states for the period 1980–81 to 2017–18. To do so, this study first applies a widely used multidimensional composite index. Second, this study implements data envelopment analysis (DEA) to assess the fiscal performance. The findings reveal that among Indian states, Odisha achieves the first rank and is found to be the best fiscal performing state in recent years. On the contrary, our results indicate that Punjab is the least performing state during 2015–16 to 2017–18. From the policy perspective, least performing states should get more attention from the central government and can adopt the policies of other best performing states, which may improve their fiscal performance. © 2021 Wiley Periodicals LLC.

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Rath, Badri Narayanhttp://orcid.org/0000-0001-7211-0952
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: data envelopment analysis; fiscal policy; policy analysis
Subjects: Arts > Liberal arts
Divisions: Department of Liberal Arts
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2022 14:33
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2022 14:33
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/10832
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1111/grow.12544
OA policy: https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publication/14599
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