Price Stability and Financial Stability: The Historical Record (ICPSR 1191)

Published: Mar 25, 1999 View help for published

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Michael D. Bordo, Rutgers University; David C. Wheelock, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR01191.v1

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Many countries mandate inflation control as the paramount objective for monetary policy. Critics argue, however, that such a narrow focus compromises monetary authorities' responsibility to preserve stability of the financial system and that a more limited focus on inflation control could increase financial instability. The authors examine the economic histories of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada, and determine that most episodes of severe financial instability occurred during disinflationary periods that followed sustained inflation. They conclude that the evidence appears to support the claims of those who argue that control of inflation could enhance, rather than detract from, the stability of a financial system.

Bordo, Michael D., and Wheelock, David C. Price Stability and Financial Stability:  The Historical Record. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999-03-25. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR01191.v1

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1999-03-25

1999-03-25

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Bordo, Michael D., and David C. Wheelock. Price Stability and Financial Stability: The Historical Record. ICPSR01191-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999-03-05. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR01191.v1

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