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

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

Volume/Issue: 2002/228

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): A. Hamann , and Alessandro Prati

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

ISBN: 9781451875454

Keywords: stabilization, inflation, inflation stabilization, high inflation, inflation stabilizations,

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, unfavorabl...

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 »

Volume/Issue: 2002/228

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): A. Hamann , and Alessandro Prati

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451875454.001

ISBN: 9781451875454

Keywords: stabilization, inflation, inflation stabilization, high inflation, inflation stabilizations,

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, unfavorabl...