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In-kind transfers as insurance

In-kind transfers as insurance

Working Paper
Using calorie shortfalls as a marginal utility proxy, we find that in-kind transfers are preferred for low-income Indian households.

29 June 2022

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Narrative restrictions and proxies

Working Paper

We compare two approaches to using information about the signs of structural shocks at specific dates within a structural vector autoregression (SVAR): imposing ‘narrative restrictions’ (NR) on the shock signs in an otherwise set-identified SVAR; and casting the information about the shock signs as a discrete-valued ‘narrative proxy’ (NP) to point-identify the impulse responses.

6 April 2022