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The taming of prices: Framing and fighting inflation in the second half of the twentieth century in Argentina


  • Heredia, Mariana
  • Daniel, Claudia


Historians agree that bringing inflation under control became a crucial challenge for western governments in the 1970s and opened a space for experimentation to neoliberal policy. But inflation did not appear out of the blue with the oil crises. Widespread price rises were a current and persistent phenomenon since the postwar years. The difference was that interventionist states had managed to keep it contained and considered inflation to be a minor problem compared to growth, employment, and distribution. In contrast, from the 1970s price increases climbed and the battle against inflation became one of the main public and political concerns...

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  • Heredia, Mariana & Daniel, Claudia, 2019. "The taming of prices: Framing and fighting inflation in the second half of the twentieth century in Argentina," economic sociology_the european electronic newsletter, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, vol. 20(2), pages 6-14.
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:econso:200964

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    1. Tiago Mata & Claire Lemercier, 2011. "Speaking in tongues, a text analysis of economic opinion at Newsweek, 1975-2007," Center for the History of Political Economy Working Paper Series 2011-02, Center for the History of Political Economy.
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