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Stability problems in hyperinflation models

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    Traditional monetary models of hyperinflation suffer from severe stability problems: equilibria with realistic comparative-static properties are unstable while those with unrealistic comparative statics are stable. In the present paper I develop a model of hyperinflation which is based on an analysis of firms' payment behavior and which uses a weaker concept of stability. The stability properties of this model are consistent with the empirical evidence. --

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    Paper provided by University of Konstanz, Department of Economics in its series Discussion Papers, Series 1 with number 268.

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    Date of creation: 1993
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    Handle: RePEc:zbw:kondp1:268

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    Keywords: Monetary theory; hyperinflation; stability;

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