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Inflation and Inequality

  • Albanesi, Stefania

Cross-country evidence on inflation and inequality suggests that they are positively correlated. I explore the hypothesis that this correlation is the outcome of a distributional conflict underlying the determination of fiscal policy.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 3470.

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Date of creation: Jul 2002
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