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Debt deflation in action: Greece | Real-World Economics Review Blog

Household debt in Greece is pretty low (70% of GDP, 2013), at least compared with countries like the Netherlands (139%, 2012), Denmark (149%, 2012) or Ireland (112%, 2012). Also, after 2010 Greek households paid [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Imported Deflation And A New Currency War? [CurrencyShares …

Some are attributing low euro area inflation to Japan exporting deflation . Color us skeptical. Nor is the new agreement between China and Germany and UK an attempt to dislodge the dollar. The lowest euro area CPI print [...]

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  … [...]

Fixing Japan's labour market | vox

Fixing Japan's deflation requires labour-market reformsAyako Saiki; Ending the scourge of dual labour markets in EuropeSamuel Bentolila, Tito Boeri, Pierre Cahuc. The share of non-regular workers in Japan , which was  … [...]

Deflation in Greece: rapidly increasing | Real-World Economics …

Almost exactly a year ago (Jan 20), Tyler Cowen asked the question: 'Why is there still inflation in Greece' while, somewhat earlier (Oct 26, 2012), I stated that 'In Greece, deflation and not inflation is the [...]

Japan’s new path: Beating deflation once and for all

The Buttonwood Gathering 2013, New York City Japan’s central bank has pushed forward radical monetary easing measures in an effort to finally beat [...]

Deflation in Greece | Real-World Economics Review Blog

Dynamite Prize · Dynamite Prize in economics · economic journals · Economic Thought · economics profession · ethics · Minsky · neoclassical economics · Real World Economics Movement · revere award · Revolving-Door  … [...]