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The benefits of price stability: some estimates for New Zealand

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  • Leo Bonato

    (Reserve Bank of New Zealand)

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This article outlines the economic costs of inflation, particularly in relation to the economic distortions caused by the interaction of inflation with the tax system.

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  • Leo Bonato, 1998. "The benefits of price stability: some estimates for New Zealand," Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bulletin, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, vol. 61, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:nzb:nzbbul:september1998:4
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    1. Christie Smith, 2004. "The long-run effects of monetary policy on output growth," Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bulletin, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, vol. 67, September.

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