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A Discussion of Cooley and Hansen’s “Welfare Costs of Moderate Inflations”

Staff Report 134 | Published February 1, 1991

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Randall Wright Consultant
A Discussion of Cooley and Hansen’s “Welfare Costs of Moderate Inflations”

Abstract

This is a note on the analysis of inflation and taxation in Cooley and Hansen’s cash-in-advance economy described in their paper “The Welfare Costs of Moderate Inflations.” Basic issues concerning the costs and consequences of inflation are considered, their results are assessed, and some directions for extensions are suggested.