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Robert L. Sexton
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9781544336329

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8th Edition
Robert L. Sexton
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9781544336329
Chapter 18, Problem 11P
Textbook Problem
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Answer the following questions about inflation.

a. What would be the effect of unexpected inflation on each of the following?

retirees on fixed incomes

workers

borrowers

lenders

shoe-leather costs

menu costs

b. How would your answers change if the inflation was expected?

To determine

(a)

To explain:

The effect of unexpected inflation on the given things.

Explanation of Solution

The effect of the unanticipated inflation can be explained as follows:

  • As the retirees are on fixed income, they cannot do much change due to unexpected increase in the prices due to which they will lose due to unexpected inflation.
  • Workers will also lose from the unexpected inflation, as the wages will not change instantly. The increase in prices of goods will decrease the purchasing power of the workers, they will see a dip in their income gradually.
  • Borrowers will face interest rate lower that it was at time of investment hence they will gain in unanticipated inflation...
To determine

(b)

To explain:

The effect of expected inflation on the given things.

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