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The scar of inflation: Has Germany left inflation scares behind?

Textbook 2013 33 Pages

Politics - Political Systems - Germany

Summary

This study looks at the inflation aversion in the European Union. Against the backdrop of the hyperinflation in Germany in 1923, the study examines the current literature on the topic. The picture painted in the media in Germany but also elsewhere suggests Germans to have a historically given inclination to fear inflation. Also, this concept is reinforced by printing pictures of people with wheelbarrows full of bills. The academic debate will introduce an overview of different inflation theories, and the societal groups that are considered to be most inflation averse. Thus, this study investigates this claim by looking at data from the Eurobarometer surveys (2003-2008).Do Germans really fear inflation more than other European countries? The study’s aim is to answer this question by comparing the data from Germany, France, UK, Italy and Sweden in order to examine the inflation aversion for these countries but also for different groups within these countries.

Details

Pages
33
Type of Edition
Erstausgabe
Year
2013
ISBN (eBook)
9783954896417
ISBN (Book)
9783954891412
File size
321 KB
Language
English
Catalog Number
v312669
Grade
Tags
Inflation Germany International Political Economy Central Bank

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