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The cost of disinflation and the European Monetary System

  • Paul Grauwe
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    In this paper we present empirical evidence indicating that the EMS-countries have experienced a worsening of their inflation/unemployment trade-off during 1978–88, which on average was more pronounced than in the rest of the OECD-area. We explain this evidence by unfavorable labor market institutions in the EMS-countries, and by the nature of the deflationary policies which these countries have followed. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

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    Volume (Year): 1 (1990)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 147-173

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:openec:v:1:y:1990:i:2:p:147-173
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