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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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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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Are there any benefits of inflation? [closed]

Some economists believe that a low level of inflation is "helpful" to the economy. In order to maintain a low level of inflation, the Federal Reserve prints money in a controlled fashion; this ...
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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" ...