Krugman on the Liquidity Trap: Why Inflation Won't Bring Recovery in Japan
AbstractPaul Krugman has argued that Japan is in a liquidity trap and that it can recover only if the central bank there follows a policy of "credible inflation." This paper argues that Krugman's proposal, which is similar to what Fisher proposed during the Depression, is based on a different interpretation of the liquidity trap from that proposed by Keynes and as a result his policy recommendations can result in neither the elimination of the trap nor in Japan's economic recovery.
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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 23 Oct 2000
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- J. A. Kregel, 2000. "Krugman on the liquidity trap: why inflation won't bring recovery in Japan," Economia, ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pósgraduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics], vol. 1(1), pages 39-58, January-J.
- Jan A. Kregel, 2000. "Krugman on the Liquidity Trap: Why Inflation Won't Bring Recovery In Japan," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_298, Levy Economics Institute, The.
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