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High Inflation: Resource Misallocations and Growth Effects

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  • Mariano Tommasi

    (UCLA)

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High inflation disrupts the organization of markets. This paper relates those “Industrial Organization” effects of inflation to the poor growth performance of high-inflation economies, in the context of a Schumpeterian growth model.

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Paper provided by UCLA Department of Economics in its series UCLA Economics Working Papers with number 704.

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  1. Dabus, C. & Viego, V., 2003. "Inflación, Precios Relativos y Crecimiento: Evidencia de América Latina," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 21, pages 91-107, Abril.
  2. Jose De Gregorio & Federico Sturzenegger, 1994. "Credit Markets and the Welfare Costs of Inflation," NBER Working Papers 4873, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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