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N. Gregory Mankiw
Publisher: Cengage Learning
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N. Gregory Mankiw
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305971509

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Chapter 17, Problem 6QR
Textbook Problem
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What are the costs of inflation? Which of these costs do you think are most important for the U.S. economy?

Expert Solution
To determine
Costs of inflation.

Explanation of Solution

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

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