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Output gains from economic stabilization

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  • Gylfason, Thorvaldur

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By driving a wedge between the marginal returns to real and financial capital, inflation distorts production. The elimination of this distorsion increases both the level and the rate of growth of output. First, increased price stability improves the utilization of capital and thus increases the full-employment level of output in the long run, even though output decreases initially. Second, the static output gain from stabilization is captured in a simple formula in which the gain is approximately proportional to the square of the original inflation distorsion.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Development Economics.

Volume (Year): 56 (1998)
Issue (Month): 1 (June)
Pages: 81-96

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  4. Gylfason, Thorvaldur & Herbertsson, Tryggvi Thor, 2001. "Does inflation matter for growth?," Japan and the World Economy, Elsevier, vol. 13(4), pages 405-428, December.
  5. Frederick H. Wallace & Gary L. Shelley, 2004. "Long Run Neutrality and Superneutrality of Money: Aggregate and Sectoral Tests for Nicaragua," Macroeconomics 0402004, EconWPA.
  6. Chani, Muhammad Irfan & Pervaiz, Zahid & Jan, Sajjad Ahmad & Ali, Amjad & Chaudhary, Amatul R., 2011. "Poverty, inflation and economic growth: empirical evidence from Pakistan," MPRA Paper 34290, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2011.
  7. Vinayagathasan, Thanabalasingam, 2013. "Inflation and economic growth: A dynamic panel threshold analysis for Asian economies," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 26(C), pages 31-41.
  8. Yesim Kustepeli, 2003. "The Effect of Nominal Government Deficits on Economic Growth," Ege Academic Review, Ege University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, vol. 3(1), pages 47-57.
  9. Jesper Rangvid, 2007. "The Effects of Temporary Exchange-Rate-Based Stabilizations when Money Serves a Productive Role," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 18(4), pages 453-477, September.

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