Inflation and Disinflation: The Israeli Experiment (Studies in Communication, Media, and Public Opinion) pdf epub fb2

Inflation and Disinflation: The Israeli Experiment (Studies in Communication, Media, and Public Opinion) by Leonardo Leiderman pdf epub fb2

Inflation and Disinflation: The Israeli Experiment (Studies in Communication, Media, and Public Opinion) Author: Leonardo Leiderman
Title: Inflation and Disinflation: The Israeli Experiment (Studies in Communication, Media, and Public Opinion)
ISBN: 0226471101
ISBN13: 978-0226471105
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Pages: 344 pages
Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 1 edition (July 15, 1993)
Language: English
Category: Business & Money
Size PDF version: 1261 kb
Size EPUB version: 1354 kb
Subcategory: Economics




During the early 1980s, Israel's inflation rate rose to almost 500% per year—one of the highest inflation rates in the developed world. In 1985, the Israeli government implemented a program that immediately reduced inflation to 15%-20%, where it remained for the rest of the decade. How did the economy deal with these major changes so rapidly and successfully? In these eighteen articles, Leonardo Leiderman discusses why the Israeli plan worked and considers how other countries might benefit from similar policies. Even though standard economic models predict that output will drop and unemployment will rise during disinflation, Israel saw a boom in private consumption and large increases in real wages that lasted for about three years. To understand how the effects of Israeli disinflation policies defied typical expectations, Leiderman investigates how monetary fiscal policy determined Israel's runaway inflation and how the country brought its economy abruptly under control. He finds that rates of inflation and consumption depend on the public's expectations about future fiscal adjustments and that foreign trade shocks do not inevitably lead to a long-term rise in the inflation rate. His illumination of international trade and domestic policies, past and present, will interest academic economists and policymakers alike.