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Explain whether the following statements are true, false, or uncertain. a. “Inflation hurts borrowers and helps lenders, because borrowers must pay a higher rate of interest.” b. “If prices change in a way that leaves the overall price level unchanged, then no one is made better or worse off.” c. “Inflation does not reduce the purchasing power of most workers.” To find additional study resources, visit cengagebrain.com, and search for “Mankiw.”

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N. Gregory Mankiw
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ISBN: 9781305971509

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Chapter 17, Problem 9PA
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Explain whether the following statements are true, false, or uncertain.

a. “Inflation hurts borrowers and helps lenders, because borrowers must pay a higher rate of interest.”

b. “If prices change in a way that leaves the overall price level unchanged, then no one is made better or worse off.”

c. “Inflation does not reduce the purchasing power of most workers.”

 To find additional study resources, visit cengagebrain.com, and search for “Mankiw.”

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Subpart (a):

To determine

Verifying the statements concerning inflation.

Explanation of Solution

The given statement is false. Higher expected inflation only increases the nominal interest rate, while the real interest rate remains the same. So, the borrowers are not worse off and the lenders...

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Subpart (b):

To determine

Identify whether the statement is true, false or uncertain.

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Subpart (c):

To determine

Verifying the given statements regarding inflation.

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