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Could covid-19 cause an inflation spike?

Graham Watson

9th January 2021

The Economist looks at the nature of inflation - starting from the premise that recent low inflation is difficult to explain in traditional theoretical terms.

This starts simply - with a definition of inflation - and then develops to look at why inflation is so problematic and then moves on to consider the possibility that Covid might see the return of inflation., although currently that doesn't seem likely.

It is an engaging mix of economic history, economic theory and current economic thinking.

Could covid-19 cause an inflation spike?

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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