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Снижение Инфляции Не Должно Быть Главной Целью Экономической Политики Правительства России
[Decreasing Inflation Should not Be the Main Task of the Russian Government Economic Policy]



If imperfect market institutions prevail in a country and inflation amounts to about 10% then efforts directed to further inflation decrease would probably hamper economic growth. To substantiate this thesis, I make references on opinions of well-known economists, discuss results of recent empirical research, and analyze peculiarities of modern economic situation in Russia. Arguments in favor of active policy to stimulate economic development are adduced.

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  • Polterovich, Victor, 2006. "Снижение Инфляции Не Должно Быть Главной Целью Экономической Политики Правительства России
    [Decreasing Inflation Should not Be the Main Task of the Russian Government Economic Policy]
    ," MPRA Paper 22064, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:22064

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    1. Polterovich, Victor, 2016. "Институты Догоняющего Развития
      [Institutions of Catching-up Development]
      ," MPRA Paper 73447, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    inflation; economic growth; Russia;

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    • P20 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - General


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