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What effect would raising reserve requirements while printing money have?

It is generally accepted, that printing money will be inflationary, as it increases the money supply without a corresponding real growth of the economy. At the same time, if the central bank ...
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Real value of debt

The Wikipedia article for real value says In economics, a nominal value is an economic value expressed in historical nominal monetary terms. By contrast, a real value is a value that has been ...
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Using the CPI to inflate real estate prices

I got my hands on an interesting dataset of property transfers covering four decades and I'm unsure of how to properly inflate prior-year sale prices. I typically use the 'bushel basket' metro CPI-U ...
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Inflation and economic growth

Noticeable works about the impact of inflation on economic growth are dated back to the 90s. For example, Barro (1995): the impact effects from an increase in average inflation by 10 percentage ...
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Can I use percentage change in CPI to calculate fare rate schedule?

There was a recent rollback in the fare rate in our city from 9.50 pesos to 6.50 pesos because of the decrease in the price of gasoline. The fare rate here is pegged to the prevailing price of ...
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Would it be correct to use exchange rates of the biggest trading partners to the dollar as an explanatory variable?

I'm trying to study the relationship of general macro factors and their effect on credit in the private sector. The country in question has a fixed exchange regime with the dollar, would it be ...
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Does Inflation Make Money Eventually Worthless?

I used this calculator: http://www.buyupside.com/calculators/inflationjan08.htm to estimate the future worth of 100 dollars in 100 years at 2% inflation. Does this really mean that a decent meal at a ...
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How does inflation impact the welfare of the economy?

When the government causes inflation through printing money, the individuals who saved their money in the bank are poorer. Is there a way to determine how different inflation rates impact the welfare ...
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Models for inflation prediction

I am looking for some statistical models that are accepted to best predict inflation rates. Anything that is more complicated than linear model will be appreciated. Or even recommend books that ...
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Central Banks and Price Stability

Are there any empirical studies on the question of whether independent central banks cause price stability? I am seeking to understand if independence (of the central monitory authority) is part of ...
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The reasons why rouble is collapsing

What can you people say about the reasons why rouble is collapsing? Which one is the main?
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Has any country attempted to inflation adjust capital gains before taxation?

Inspired by the answer to a different question I wondered: Can anyone think of a case study example, past or present, when capital gains are inflating adjusted before being taxed. I could imagine ...
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Is foreign-financed Basic Income Guarantee inflationary?

The question came up on comments in Politics.SE: Situation: A government of a country sets up an unconditional Basic Income Guarantee (defined as monthly payments to EVERY resident, ...
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Inflation, cause or result of monetary emission?

The argentine economist Fernanda Vallejos, while trying to protect the government because of the inflation, the following: Inflation is not the result but the cause of monetary emission. As ...
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Inflation reasons beyond Friedman

I think everyone know this Friedman quote nowadays: Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon in the sense that it is and can be produced only by a more rapid increase in the ...
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From an economics perspective, what are the ramifications of a currency with fixed money supply?

I'm thinking specifically of bitcoins. What are the pros and cons of having a fixed number of coins, as opposed to more "normal" currencies? Would the currency have no inflation?
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Why isn't there an “ideal value” for a given currency? [closed]

If a currency can be worth too little (e.g. needing \$10,000,000,000 to buy a loaf of bread) and worth too much (e.g. being able to buy a loaf of bread for $0.00001), why isn't there an "ideal value" ...