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Is Low Inflation an Important Condition for High Growth?

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  • Stanners, W

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Factual evidence for the seemingly universal belief that low price inflation is necessary for high GNP growth is curiously lacking, maybe even felt to be unnecessary. This paper takes what is thought to be all the, not very voluminous, postwar factual data that are relevant and treats this data in a number of ways to find whether any convincing demonstration of the truth of this belief is possible. The paper concludes that it is not. (c) 1993 Academic Press, Inc. Copyright 1993 by Oxford University Press.

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Article provided by Oxford University Press in its journal Cambridge Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 17 (1993)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 79-107

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Handle: RePEc:oup:cambje:v:17:y:1993:i:1:p:79-107

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  1. Schaling, E. & Smyth, D., 1994. "The effects of inflation on growth and fluctuations in dynamic macroeconomic models," Discussion Paper 1994-39, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  2. Becchetti, Leonardo & Hasan, Iftekhar & Mavrotas, George, 2005. "Education, Financial Institutions, Inflation and Growth," Working Paper Series RP2005/72, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  3. Vishnu Padayachee, 2001. "Central Bank transformation in a globalized world: the Reserve Bank in post-apartheid South Africa," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 13(6), pages 741-765.
  4. Gilberto Libanio, 2005. ""Good governance" in monetary policy and the negative real effects of inflation targeting in developing economies," Textos para Discussão Cedeplar-UFMG td277, Cedeplar, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.
  5. Kevin S. Nell, 2000. "Is Low Inflation a Precondition for Faster Growth? The Case of South Africa," Studies in Economics 0011, Department of Economics, University of Kent.
  6. Ahortor, Christian R.K. & Adenutsi, Deodat E., 2009. "Inflation, capital accumulation and economic growth in import-dependent developing countries," MPRA Paper 29353, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2010.
  7. Mary Bange & William Bernhard & Jim Granato & Lauren Jones, 1997. "The effect of inflation on the natural rate of output: experimental evidence," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 29(9), pages 1191-1199.
  8. O'Reilly, B., 1998. "The Benefits of Low Inflation: Taking Shock "A nickel ain't worth a dime any more" [Yogi Berra]," Technical Reports 83, Bank of Canada.

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