Zero Inflation: Transition Costs And Shoe Leather Benefits
AbstractThe idea that the monetary authority cannot achieve price stability except at the cost of a recession is the most common and convincing argument against price stability. This paper presents calculations showing that the resource costs of a recession that might result from eliminating a 4 percent inflation are approximately equal to the "shoe leather" costs incurred when inflation is stable at 4 percent. Copyright 1993 Western Economic Association International.
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Volume (Year): 11 (1993)
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- Charles T. Carlstrom & William T. Gavin, 1991. "Zero inflation: transition costs and shoe-leather benefits," Working Paper 9113, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
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