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Petr Polak | The Euro Deflation Crisis | Foreign Affairs | Foreign Affairs

For evidence of the ill effects of deflation , look to Japan in the 1990s, which closely resembles Europe today. There, too, the financial sector struggled under a large burden of bad loans. Like Europe, Japan also faced an [...]

Angry Bear » Japan's experience of the Fisher Effect

When Japan's call rate (the nominal rate from their central bank) went to the zero lower bound, Japan developed deflation . It was not a deflation where the bottom fell out and kept falling. It was a deflation somewhat [...]

Is Sweden headed the Japan way? | Mostly Economics

The last reading was at -0.6% fueling debates over deflation in Sweden. Krugman always on red alert to these developments started the debate – one and two . Lars Svensson, former Riksbank MPC member and deflation [...]

Krugman still thinking about Sweden — and still only gets it partly …

A ' Minsky moment' actually doesn't seem to be that far away, and we may sooner than we think face a deflationary house price spiral driving the economy to a classic Fisher-Keynes- Minsky debt deflation crisis. And this is [...]

Confounded Interest | Japan's Consumer Confidence Crashes …

Japan's industrial production also fell 2.3% last week, the biggest drop since the Tsunami. jaoanip0514. Japan is still experiencing deflation in home prices are their housing bubble peak in 1991. For comparison, U.S. [...]

The Austrian School of Economics | Jörg Guido Hülsmann

Archived from the live Mises.tv broadcast, this lecture by Guido Hülsmann was presented at the 2011 Mises University in Auburn, Alabama. Jeffrey Tucker [...]

Interview with Peter Surda – Bitcoin Economist – 2nd international conference on CCS

Since Bitcoin is a technology that enables a new type of currency never seen before (a digital currency that behaves like a commodity currency) traditional [...]

In Japan Abe boosted Growth and stopped Deflation | NOURIEL …

In Japan Abe boosted Growth and stopped Deflation . In Japan , the first two “arrows” of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic strategy – monetary easing and fiscal expansion – have boosted growth and stopped deflation [...]

Minsky's Financial Instability Hypothesis | John Mauldin …

The financial instability hypothesis has both empirical and theoretical aspects. The readily observed empirical aspect is that, from time to time, capitalist economies exhibit inflations and debt deflations which seem to have [...]

Minsky is having another moment | George Cooper

This was not a new insight, both Keynes and Fisher had made the observation previously with, respectively, their 'paradox of thrift' and 'debt deflation ' theories. Minsky just explained that there was also a mirror [...]