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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 [...]

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 [...]

In Japan, Abe puts an end to decades long Deflation – Nouriel Roubini

In Japan , Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government has made significant headway in overcoming almost two decades of deflation , thanks to monetary easing and fiscal expansion. The main uncertainties stem from the coming  … [...]

BoJ: Sayonara deflation | Nordea Markets Research

BoJ: Sayonara deflation . Published date: 4 Apr 2013 | Disclaimer. Japan flag. Bank of Japan's new governor, Haruhiko Kuroda, was not afraid of introducing bold monetary policy measures at his first policy meeting: The target for money … [...]

Deflation and Liberty (3/18/13)

The Mises Circle discusses Guido Hülsmann’s “Deflation and Liberty” and can’t help but start talking about [...]

Mike Norman Economics: Lars Syll — Sweden hit by deflation

… neoclassical economics has nothing to offer in way of solving the problems that it brings along – and why it is so important to get hold of the insights that Fisher, Keynes, Minsky and Krugman have given us on debt- deflation … [...]

Japan Abandons Austerity

In the early 2000s the Bank of Japan , the counterpart of the Federal Reserve, tried to fight deflation by printing a lot of money. But it, too, pulled back at the first hint of improvement, and the deflation never went [...]

Steve Keen on Minsky – Social Democracy for the 21st Century

Steve Keen on Minsky . Steve Keen is interviewed below on Capital Account, and speaks on a number of issues, including Minsky and debt deflation . The interview begins at [...]