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Henry Curr on Inflation, the Phillips Curve, and A New Monetarism

Macro Musings with David Beckworth

Release Date: 11/04/2019

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Henry Curr is the economics editor for The Economist magazine, and the author of a special report by the magazine on the phenomenon of low inflation now facing the global economy. Henry joins the show today to outline this report and the big questions surrounding low inflation. David and Curr also discuss the persistent low inflation of the present around the globe, why the Phillips Curve has broken down as a policy tool, and how technology may be causing inflation to miss its target set by central banks.

 

Transcript for the episode: https://www.mercatus.org/bridge/podcasts/11042019/henry-curr-inflation-phillips-curve-and-new-monetarism

 

Henry’s Twitter: @Henry_Curr

Henry’s Economist profile: https://mediadirectory.economist.com/people/henry-curr/

 

Related Links:

 

*Inflation is Losing its Meaning as an Economic Indicator* A Special Report by Henry Curr (note that this link includes many of the various pieces discussed during the episode)

https://www.economist.com/special-report/2019/10/10/inflation-is-losing-its-meaning-as-an-economic-indicator

 

*Alexa, How Much is it? Technology is Making Inflation Statistics an Unreliable Guide to the Economy* by Henry Curr

https://www.economist.com/special-report/2019/10/10/technology-is-making-inflation-statistics-an-unreliable-guide-to-the-economy

 

*Inflation in Emerging and Developing Economies: Evolution, Drivers, and Policies* Edited by Jongrim Ha, M. Ayhan Kose, and Franziska Ohnsorge

https://www.worldbank.org/en/research/publication/inflation-in-emerging-and-developing-economies

 

David’s blog: macromarketmusings.blogspot.com
David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth