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The Effects of Inflationon Economic Growth

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  • Jose De Gregorio

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This paper investigates the relationship between inflation and long-run growth. It presents an endogenous growth model that illustrates the channels through which inflation affects growth. The model highlights the effects of inflation on the productivity of capital and the rate of capital accumulation. The reduction in growth is caused by a diversion of resources away from activities that lead to faster rates of growth toward activities associated with reducing the costs of inflation. The negative association between inflation and growth is assessed empirically for a sample group of Latin American countries.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 91/95.

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Length: 15
Date of creation: 01 Oct 1991
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:91/95

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  1. Le Viet Trung & Nguyen Thi Thuy Vinh, 2011. "The impact of oil prices, real effective exchange rate and inflation on economic activity: Novel evidence for Vietnam," Discussion Paper Series, Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration, Kobe University DP2011-09, Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration, Kobe University.

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