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Who wants price stability?

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  • Beja, Edsel Jr.

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The paper uses the "subjective well-being as input" framework to examine how life satisfaction and other life circumstances might affect the consideration of price stability. Results show that people who experience negative or adverse situations are more likely to attend to negative matters like rising prices, which implies price instability; those who experience positive or favorable situations are likely to worry less about price stability.

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  • Beja, Edsel Jr., 2012. "Who wants price stability?," MPRA Paper 38928, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:38928
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    Keywords

    Price stability; preference; subjective well-being;
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    JEL classification:

    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E60 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - General

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