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N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781337091985

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N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781337091985
Textbook Problem

What are the costs of inflation? Which of these costs do you think are most important for the U.S. economy?

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Costs of inflation.

Explanation

Economists have identified six costs of inflation, which are listed as follows:

  • 1) Shoe-leather costs are associated with reduced money holdings.
  • 2) Menu costs are associated with the following reasons.
    • a) More frequent adjustment of prices
    • b) Increased variability of relative prices
    • c) Unintended changes in tax liabilities due to non-indexation of the tax code
    • d) Confusion and ...

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