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Deflation in Sweden: Questions and answers | Lars E.O. Svensson

The inflation rate in Sweden is now among the lowest in the world. What has caused the deflation , what are its consequences, could Sweden end up in a similar situation as Japan , and what can be done about the [...]

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 [...]

Tax Hike in Japan to test fight against Deflation – Your …

There is a big test coming up for the Prime Minister of Japan , Shinzo Abe, and his own brand of economic policies which have been labelled “Abenomics”. Abe has launched a range of aggressive measures to end deflation [...]

The “Nice Phase of Minsky's Cycle” | timiacono.com

It's kind of ironic to think of all the time and money that went into all those high frequency trading computers (i.e., the hardware design and the [...]

Minsky's Financial Instability Hypothesis | Outside the Box …

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 [...]

Japanese Deflation is Far From Dead | Waltham Economy of Asia …

When Bank of Japan Chairman Haruhiko Kuroda took the reins of the Japanese central bank in late 2012, he was tasked with jumpstarting an economy that had been languishing since the 1990s. GDP growth was slow, the  … [...]

Abeconomics and the Japan Deflation: Kuroda's speech to the LSE …

First, his analysis of the Japan deflation , and the nature of deflation , is exactly the same as the one used in the Gestaltz blogs on Abeconomics and in the Economics series offered by the blog. Second, he mentions [...]

Haruhiko Kuroda: Overcoming deflation with quantitative and …

Remarks by Mr Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan , at the International Financial Symposium, hosted by the Institute for International Monetary Affairs, Tokyo, 19 March [...]

Slovakia deflation puts more pressure on European Central Bank – economy

Slovakia has became the third eurozone country to slide into deflation. In February consumer prices were down 0.1 percent from January. They also fell by [...]