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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 [...]

Japan's Big Stimulus to Fight Deflation Risk | Musings from the Chiefio

Faced with fresh evidence that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe 's campaign to end the country's long bout with deflation was faltering, the two institutions steered Japanese economic policy into the uncharted territory of [...]

CONVERSABLE ECONOMIST: Deflation: The Case for Worrying Less

As a starting point, consider pre-World War I episodes of deflation from 1860-1901 in ten countries: Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan , Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States. Some of [...]

Japan sees end to deflation after 20 years | The Times

Japan has finally pulled itself out of deflation after nearly two decades of falling prices. Inflation is now rising at the fastest rate since 1991, the year the asset bubble burst, propelling what was then the world's [...]

Sober Look: FOMC members fret over deflation risks

FOMC members fret over deflation risks. Some FOMC members continue to focus on the historically low inflation levels in the US (see post). They are worried about repeating the Japan experience of being stuck in a  … [...]

$a firms as japan sees end to deflation – www.thebull.com.au

the australian dollar has firmed as japan's economics minister forecast an end to deflation [...]

Sober Look: The clock is ticking on Abe to implement labor reform …

In their recent report Barclays Capital researchers suggested that Japan's prolonged deflation has at least in part been driven by demographics. For years Japan's “wage curve's” shape has been highly unusual relative to  … [...]

Japan attempts to slay deflation dragon — RT Business

RT is the first Russian 24/7 English-language news channel which brings the Russian view on global [...]

NewsDaily: News Summary: Japan deflation drags on in March

News Summary: Japan March CPI falls as deflation drags on; central bank keeps policy intact DEFLATION : Japan's consumer price index fell 0.9 percent in March from a year earlier, underlining the challenge of ending a long … [...]

What is Modern Monetary Theory, or “MMT”? « naked capitalism

The great virtue of modern, fiat money is that it can be managed flexibly enough to prevent *both* deflation and also any truly damaging level of inflation – that is, a situation where prices are rising faster than wages, or where both are ….. Some of MMT's other notable academic progenitors include Hyman Minsky , Abba Lerner and, more recently, the English economist Wynne Godley, whose emphasis on achieving consistency in the analysis of economic stocks and … [...]