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The Theory of Inflation

Elgar Research Reviews in Economics

Michael Parkin

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Professor Parkin’s new essay provides a comprehensive and up-to-date description of the historical inflation record, surveys the current state of knowledge on the forces that cause inflation and the mechanisms that propagate it, and examines the costs of inflation and the challenge of achieving price stability. The review is an invaluable overview and commentary on both the literature selected in 1993 and the literature through to 2015. It ends by identifying some unanswered questions.

About this Research Review

Michael Parkin

Subjects: economics and finance, money and banking

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The Theory of Inflation

Michael Parkin (ed.)

ISBN 978 1 85278 299 3

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