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Some Economists See Spell of Deflation Ahead for Japan – Real …

Some economists are betting Japan will slip back into deflation , at least for a time, in coming months as the effects of cheaper crude oil outweigh those of the weaker yen. Others are more upbeat, saying price falls are likely [...]

Japan: A Window on Deflation – Japan Real Time – WSJ

… does deflation look like? As Europe and other regions flirt with deflation , Japan's experience over the past couple of decades offers a window: it hasn't been the Great Depression, but it has been painful–and hard to [...]

5 things to know about deflation | Living | Rock Hill Herald Online

Simply “printing” money is not an automatic cure for deflation – Japan has been trying to cure its deflationary economy for more than a decade, most recently by aggressively having its central bank buy Japanese [...]

Politicians Need to Learn to Love Deflation | RealClearMarkets

To add some empirical evidence to this argument, let's look at Japan . Japan is often pointed to as an example of how deadly deflation can be to an economy. Yet while Japan has definitely struggled economically for [...]

Economic Myths #12 – The Deflation Danger

This video examines the thesis that deflation is a danger to economic prosperity. The original text version is at [...]

Understanding economic: deflation

Struggling to model or understand deflation? Want to know more about how to evaluate deflation? By the end of the video, you’ll know how to model deflation [...]

Why is deflation continuing in Europe and Japan?

Here is an update from Japan : Four years after the Bank of Japan set a 2 percent inflation target, price gains may still be coming up short, according to a survey of economists by Bloomberg News. Consumer prices will rise [...]

Quantitative easing around the world: lessons from Japan, UK and US

QE was effectively born in Japan , a country plagued in recent history by deflation and rolling recession. The phrase “quantitative easing” was coined to describe Japan's efforts to kickstart growth and get prices rising [...]

Nouriel Roubini: SNB Signals Last Line Against Deflation May Fail

Jan. 21 — NYU Stern School of Business Professor Nouriel Roubini, talks about deflation in light of the action taken last week by the Swiss National Bank. He speaks with Tom Keene from [...]

Nouriel Roubini: Deflation Needs Monetary, Fiscal Policy

Jan. 21 — NYU Stern School of Business Professor Nouriel Roubini, discusses the need for a combination of monetary and fiscal policy in the fight against [...]