Harashima, Taiji (2007): Hyperinflation, disinflation, deflation, etc.: A unified and micro-founded explanation for inflation.
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In this paper, I present a unified and micro-founded explanation for various types of inflation without assuming ad hoc frictions or irrationality. The explanation is similar to the conventional inflation theory in the sense that an independent central bank can control inflation and also similar to the fiscal theory of the price level in the sense that a source of inflation lies in the behavior of government. Inflation accelerates or decelerates through the simultaneous optimization of a government and the representative household if their time preference rates are heterogeneous. This inflation acceleration mechanism will be prevented from working if a central bank is truly independent.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Hyperinflation, disinflation, deflation, etc.: A unified and micro-founded explanation for inflation|
|Keywords:||Hyperinflation; chronic inflation; disinflation; deflation; central bank independence; the fiscal theory of the price level|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E5 - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit > E58 - Central Banks and Their Policies
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E3 - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles > E31 - Price Level ; Inflation ; Deflation
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook > E63 - Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary Policy ; Stabilization ; Treasury Policy
|Depositing User:||Taiji Harashima|
|Date Deposited:||05. Jul 2007|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 23:51|
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