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Does wage inflation cause price inflation?

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  • Gregory D. Hess
  • Mark E. Schweitzer

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Is there any evidence to support the assumption that increased wages cause inflation? This study updates and expands earlier research into this question and finds little support for the view that higher wages cause higher prices. On the contrary, more evidence is found for higher prices leading to wage growth.

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  • Gregory D. Hess & Mark E. Schweitzer, 2000. "Does wage inflation cause price inflation?," Policy Discussion Papers, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, issue Apr.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedcpd:y:2000:i:apr:n:1
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    1. Vasile-Aurel Caus & Daniel Badulescu & Mircea Cristian Gherman, 2017. "Using Wavelets In Economics. An Application On The Analysis Of Wage-Price Relation," Oradea Journal of Business and Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 2(1), pages 32-42, March.
    2. Tiwari, Aviral Kumar & Mutascu, Mihai & Andries, Alin Marius, 2013. "Decomposing time-frequency relationship between producer price and consumer price indices in Romania through wavelet analysis," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 31(C), pages 151-159.
    3. Attilio Zanetti, 2007. "Do Wages Lead Inflation? Swiss Evidence," Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES), vol. 143(I), pages 67-92, March.

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    Inflation (Finance) ; Wages ; Prices;

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