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James Trendell

on 19 April 2013

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Transcript of Inflation

by Jon, Matt, Tim and James Inflation How Inflation
Affects Us Today Measures to
Control Inflation References How Does Inflation Affect the U.S. How Does Inflation Affect Business How Does Inflation Affect Us Balance Between Inflation and Unemployment Potential for Civil Unrest Pay more to maintain same Standard of living Save Less Inflation can lead to demands for higher wages Provokes increase in wages
Increases Spending
Prices Increase Who Controls Inflation? The Government - The Federal Reserve How do they Control Inflation? Raising the reserve requirement Raise the discount rate Raise the federal funds rate Increasing the Fed fund rate Increases the cost for banks to lend Increases the cost to borrow Slows the economy Contractionary Monetary Policy Wage-Price Spiral What is inflation Deflation Deflation is defined as a general decline in prices, often caused by a reduction in the supply of money or credit. Inflation Inflation is defined as a sustained increase in the general level of prices for goods and services. Hyperinflation Extremely rapid or out of control inflation. There is no precise numerical definition to hyperinflation. Hyperinflation is a situation where the price increases are so out of control that the concept of inflation is meaningless. Velocity of Money How inflation has affected
people in the past Affects of Inflation What is Inflation?

How inflation has affected people in the past?

How inflation affects us today.

Measures to control inflation. Stagflation Stagflation is a condition of slow economic growth and relatively high unemployment - a time of stagnation - accompanied by a rise in prices, or inflation. Amadeo, K. (2012, March 7). What Is Being Done to Control Inflation? Retrieved April 2012, from About.com: http://useconomy.about.com/od/inflationfaq/f/Control_Infla.htm Inflation Recession Kenney, C. & Chace, Z. (2011, September 14) The Economic Catastrophe That Germany Can't Forget
Retrieved April 2012, from npr.org
http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2011/09/14/140419140/the-economic-catastrophe-that-germany-cant-forget What's wrong with
printing money? Amadeo, K. (2012, March 6). How Does Inflation Impact My Life? Retrieved from About.com: http://useconomy.about.com/od/inflationfaq/f/infl_impact.htm Stampfli, D. (2011, Feb.) Rising and Falling Inflation and the Global Economy. Retrieved from IBIS World. http://www.ibisworld.com/Common/MediaCenter/Inflation.pdf
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