Wednesday, May 21, 2014

No Relationship Between Deflation And Depression

Economists Andrew G. Atkeson and Patrick J. Kehoe report:
Are deflation and depression empirically linked? No, concludes a broad historical study of inflation and real output growth rates. Deflation and depression do seem to have been linked during the 1930s. But in the rest of the data for 17 countries and more than 100 years, there is virtually no evidence of such a link.
Is Keynesian economics the biggest fraud of the last 75 years? The world of Paul Krugman and the Phillips Curve is fiction.