© 1992

The Economics of High Inflation

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Paul Beckerman
    Pages 1-7
  3. Paul Beckerman
    Pages 8-26
  4. Paul Beckerman
    Pages 27-49
  5. Paul Beckerman
    Pages 68-84
  6. Paul Beckerman
    Pages 126-151
  7. Paul Beckerman
    Pages 182-189
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 190-228

About this book


This book describes the complex of economic processes which sustains inflationary pressure in nations with severe inflation problems. Paul Beckerman uses an innovative approach to study the strategies inhabitants of economies with lengthy inflation experience use to maintain their purchasing power despite inflation. He examines how these tactics function as 'feedback mechanisms', economic processes by which inflation in any given time period generates inflationary pressure in subsequent periods, and how they complicate the efforts of policy-makers to achieve stabilization.


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