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Inflation is generalized increase of prices of goods and services in an economy, along with a corresponding fall in the purchasing value of money. The rate of inflation refers to the increase of the price of goods and services over time.

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what is the impact of inflation on export of pakistan?

I wanted to know about the relationship of inflation and export if the country. How does it effect when inflation increase or decrease?
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What is the Federal Reserve's “money printing” impact on inflation

In wake of Coronavirus, when the Fed announces it is printing \$2.2T, what is the impact on inflation? Does the M2 increase by \$2.2T? (Thus a 12.5% increase in inflation? That can't be right?) Is ...
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What amount of Quantitative Easing will cause hyperinflation?

You all know that Quantitative Easing shifts the LM and AD curves right, so I haven't taken the time to redraw this picture. What's the maximum amount of Quantitative Easing that the Federal Reserve ...
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Why isn't the Federal Reserve bothered by the drawbacks of its unlimited Quantitative Easing?

On Mar. 26 2020, Fed announces unlimited QE and sets up several new lending programs : finance. I know little on the U.S., as my B.A. economics degree is from a Ontario university. If I remember the ...
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What are the exact sources of CARES Act economic transfers?

The bill Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act provides "2 trillion". (There is also H.R.6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act providing aid.) From which sources will the ...
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Won’t paying wages to temporarily unemployed due to Coronavirus result in inflation?

UK government promises to pay 80% of wages for people unemployed due to coronavirus. I am not economist, so I am probably missing something, but shouldn’t paying wages to unemployed due to coronavirus ...
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Question About Consumer Price Index (CPI)

So my question is regarding how a change in consumer buying behavior affects the CPI. Say for example, that in times of crisis people tend to buy their goods from shops with cheaper prices than the ...
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Can stimulus packages lead to hyperinflation?

I have a limited understanding of economy, however, I've been trying to catch up from various resources. Recently, the news are all about the enormous stimuli bills debated/implemented by governments ...
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Are there any surveys of economists on the determinants of healthcare price increases in the US, particularly over several decades?

It was asked recently on politics SE what drove healthcare (actually healthcare insurance) prices in the US to rise faster than the CPI. Neither of the top two answers resorted any actual econometric ...
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How to reconcile fact that “real interest=nominal interest - inflation” with prediction of the interest rate theory about expensivity of loans?

According to the interest rate theory higher price level will lead to following chain of events in the short run: Marginal propensity to save will decrease(ratio of spending/saving will change, people ...
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Why does Samuelson say common stocks are better than bonds and preferred stocks during inflation?

I’m reading the first edition of Paul Samuelson’s Economics (1948). In Chapter 6, “Business Organization and Income,” after describing bonds, preferred stocks, and common stocks, he writes: To test ...
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Why do expectations of inflation decrease SRAS (Short Run Aggregate supply)?

If firms and workers expect the prices to rise, the short run aggregate supply will shift to the left to SRAS2. (https://www.albert.io/blog/what-shifts-aggregate-demand-and-supply-ap-macroeconomics-...
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Is it better to calculate inflation rate using GDP deflater whether based year is the first year or last year of our data?

if we wanna calculate inflation rate for years 1997 and 1998, there are 2 ways, first is set our base-year 1997 and according to my data it will be 0.39 and if we set the base-year 1998 the rate will ...
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How are PPP, nominal exchange rates and inflation related?

This Forbes article discusses how changes in the market exchange rate can be used to estimate an inflation rate thanks to the principle of purchasing power parity (PPP). Can someone distill this ...
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Most significant factors in the price of a goverments bonds

As a follow up on Long-,short-term interest rates and inflation. Inflation is clearly a factor(tho not possible to model mathematically) when it comes to the market price of a bond. I can think of ...
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What problems arise when the minimum wage is directly linked to the inflation rate?

For example if the minimum wage is 10, and the inflation for the year is 3%, then next year the minimum wage is 10*1.03 =10.30. the next year, inflation is 5%, so the minimum wage becomes 10.82. The ...
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Can minimum or subsidies or tax cuts really work? Or will resultant inflation always counterbalance such initiatives? [duplicate]

I was born at the tail end of Eisenhower era and what is clear is that the dollar does not buy what it used to and this inflation has been more or less the trend for many decades. I have yet to hear ...
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Does stagflation lead to redistribution of wealth?

Suppose there is inflation in our country, but we take a short term, thus some prices are sticky and there is non-positive "growth" of the real GDP. In other words, we experience stagflation. If I ...
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Annual Fraud Recovery Over Time: Should I adjust for inflation?

I have a dataset of the total amount the U.S. Department of Justice obtained annually in settlements/judgments of government fraud cases from fiscal years 1988-2019. There's a lot of variation, but ...
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Alternative inflation metrics

I am looking for the most famous alternative inflation metrics used by some acknowledged economists other then CPI and PCE. In my opinion energy, food, education, healthcare, housing and transport ...
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Deflation equivalent of crack-up boom

A crack-up boom is the total depreciation of a currency resulting from both a continuous rise in its supply and a fall in its demand. Is it at least theoretically possible for such a process to exist ...
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Why will inflation raise sellers' purchasing power?

According to my textbook, in the chapter on inflation, "When a price rises, buyers of that good must pay more, but sellers get more revenue when they sell it. The loss in buyers' purchasing power is ...
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Calculating Real Budget Deficit, given Nominal Deficit and Inflation

I am doing this course on Coursera. In the context of explaining what Budget Deficits are, the professor puts up the following formula: Real Deficit = Nominal Deficit - (Inflation*Total Debt) My ...
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Why doesn't AD curve self-correct to higher price level in LR?

In textbooks it is usually taught that once actual price level is higher than expected, short-run aggregate supply will eventually shift up so that new expected price level is closer to the actual ...
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Are CPI stats weighed based on population size

Generally inflation and CPI are reported on a national level. If a country for example has 10 cities, after surveying prices in each individual city, how is the total CPI number determined for the ...
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How is an spontaneous currency changing phenomenon called?

On November 2019 I went back to Venezuela, and the biggest shock for me was that people started trading goods using US Dollars. This isn't "legal", but it has become so common that I hardly ever had ...
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What would happen if someones money would disappear when they die

So suppose that when anyone died all their net worth would be liquidized and the money would be removed from circulation. how would this affect the economy? I know this question is a bit broad, but ...
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What would cause the velocity of money (V) to increase / accelerate (or at least stop falling)

Given that: MV=PY Or P = (M)(V) / Y Where M is the money supply, V velocity of money, P price level and Y real GDP Considering that the current rate of M2 is increasing at 7% per year over the ...
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Linking creeping inflation to industrial revolution

The russian wiki on price revolution says Ползучая инфляция стала тем стимулом, который привёл в конечном итоге к промышленной революции, which translates to in the end result, the creeping inflation ...
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How much do the concepts and methodologies of GDP, CPI, PPP overlap?

Indicators of greatest importance in macro-economics are: the gross domestic product (GDP → comparison and growth of wealth) the consumer price index (CPI → inflation rate) purchasing power parity (...
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Forward exchange rates and inflation

Looking at forward rates, the exchange rate for the currency with the higher interest rate gets worse over time. This makes sense or else there would be an arbitrage opportunity to borrow in the low ...
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Understanding a Keynesian point of view

The statement is - Inflation is caused by independant cost push factors and causes an increase in money supply .This is from the Keynesian school of thought.How would cost push factors ,say an ...
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Can government just print a little of money to purchase some foreign resources?

We know that government shouldn't just print money, because it's gonna be bad. Bad what if to do it in a small scale, just a little, for example to hire some scientist (probably nothing gonna happen ...
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Why would expanding fiat paper issue lead to decreased exports?

I'm reading "A History of Money and Banking in the United States" by Murray Rothbard, and I'm having trouble understanding this one piece of history. Basically, the Massachusetts government issues ...
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Question on Central bank loss function interpretation

How do you interpret this central bank’s loss function: $$L(\hat x, \pi)=\alpha \hat{x}^2+(\pi-\pi^T)^2$$ where $\alpha >0$ and $\hat x$ is output gap. Phillips curve is $\pi = \theta \hat{x}+\...
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What insights can be gleaned from examining inflation spreads?

I was reading through some econ articles and there was much discussion on various measures of inflation. Though I'm not narrowing the scope to this article, I'll include the excerpt here for context: ...
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Difference between 2 ways of measuring sales against inflation (Compare Variation and Deflate)

Let's say we have these data: $p_{t-1}$, price index at time $t - 1$ = 100 $p_t$, price index at time $t$ = 120 $s_{t-1}$, sales at period $t - 1$ = 110 $s_t$, sales at period $t$ = 154 Then which ...
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What is the long term outcome of inflation?

I was just reading how \$1 from sometime in the mid-1800s is worth a little over $30 today. This got me wondering, where does this go in the long term? In the year 2400, will a loaf of bread be $200? ...
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How do major global events interact with debt cycles?

I recently watched Ray Dalio's video on how the economy runs on short/long term debt cycles. However I was wondering how other major events impact economic growth: How does the short and long term ...
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Does finding real income adjust for inflation?

I have been reading from this textbook which talks about CPI and inflation http://faculty.washington.edu/cnelson/Chap04.pdf On pages 5 and 6, it talks about how they are deflating the nominal ...
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What would mortgage payments be if monthly payments were constant in real terms?

From the Wikipedia: The fixed monthly payment for a fixed rate mortgage is the amount paid by the borrower every month that ensures that the loan is paid off in full with interest at the end of ...
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Calculating the amount paid for a loan in today's dollars

So I was trying to figure out the amount paid for a loan in today's dollars using two different methods but they give me different results. I was hoping that someone could explain which method is ...
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Expected Inflation and its results

I was reading a macroeconomics textbook and found two statements which seem kind of contradictory so I wish to ask how to correctly interpret this. “When expected inflation is high, people increase ...
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Why has M1 grown a lot faster than M3 after the financial crisis?

While the fed has printed a lot of money the last decade and the M1 money quantity growth rate has gone up significantly (red), the M3 growth rate (blue) is almost exactly the same as before the ...
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Explanation for Mundell-Tobin Effect

Apparently, Mundell and Tobin used different methods to explain the Mundell-Tobin effect (which means that in general higher inflation increases the nominal interest rate, but decreases the real ...
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Why loans/debt can cause inflation?

I learned that inflation can be a result of more loans or debt. When there are too much borrowers in the country, people will have more money to spend and the amount of products is the same so prices ...
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Why growth of national income in current prices during inflation not measured in poor sections and poverty alleviation programs?

Here 1) dwindles means reduce, smaller. Here is my doubt: If inflation fluctuates how can we use the word 'dwindles', what it means here? 2) Why the growth rate during inflation not measured in poor ...
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Can't we measure the growth in the income levels of poor?

Inflation has been a challenging aspect of policymaking. In such situations growth in the income levels of the population living below the poverty level can never be measured accurately (due to ...
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Why is price dispersion from Inflation called relative price “distortion”?

I know what relative price is and that it fluctuates more frequently in times of Inflation. But what I don’t understand is why it is called “distortion” when relative price dispersion is caused by ...
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How is hyperinflation categorized, and how is it fixed?

I have a few questions about hyperinflation that I’m really curious about: I learned there are two types of inflation - demand pull and cost push. I was wondering if hyperinflation fits into the ...

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