Why Do Many Disinflations Fail? the Importance of Luck, Timing, and Political Institutions

Why Do Many Disinflations Fail? the Importance of Luck, Timing, and Political Institutions
Many inflation stabilizations succeed only temporarily. Using a sample of 51 episodes of stabilization from inflation levels above 40 percent, we show that most of the failures are explained by bad luck, unfavorable initial conditions, and inadequate political institutions. The evolution of trading partners' demand and U.S. interest rates... READ MORE...

Publication date: December 2002
ISBN 9781451875454
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