Inflation goals: guidance from the labor market?
AbstractAs inflation rates in the United States decline, analysts are asking if there are economic reasons to hold the rates at levels above zero. A study of inflation's effects on the labor market suggests that low rates of inflation do help the economy to adjust to changes in labor supply and demand. When inflation's disruptive effects are balanced against this benefit, however, the labor market justification for pursuing a positive long-term inflation goal effectively disappears.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Federal Reserve Bank of New York in its journal Current Issues in Economics and Finance.
Volume (Year): 3 (1997)
Issue (Month): Dec ()
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