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Inflation and the Capital Stock


  • Crosby, M.
  • Otto, G.


There is a long literature examining the theoretical relationships between the rate of inflation and the size of the capital stock in an economy. This literature has produced varied predictions about the effects of inflation on the capital stock. In this paper, we present some new empirical evidence on this issue.

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  • Crosby, M. & Otto, G., 1996. "Inflation and the Capital Stock," Papers 96/12, New South Wales - School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:nesowa:96/12

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    JEL classification:

    • E20 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • E30 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation


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