Who wants price stability?
AbstractThe paper uses the "subjective well-being as input" framework to examine how life satisfaction and other life circumstances might affect the consideration of price stability. Results show that people who experience negative or adverse situations are more likely to attend to negative matters like rising prices, which implies price instability; those who experience positive or favorable situations are likely to worry less about price stability.
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Date of creation: 21 May 2012
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Price stability; preference; subjective well-being;
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- E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
- E60 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - General
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