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Controlling Inflation

Learning from Experience in Canada, Europe and Japan

by Barber, Clarence & McCallum, John

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economic history, inflation
list price: $16.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
published: 1982
ISBN:9780888625861
imprint: Lorimer
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Published in 1982, this book examines how eighteen Western countries dealt with extraordinary inflationary pressures of the 1970s.

The authors weigh the alternatives of tax-based incomes policies versus outright wage and price controls, and analyze the record of controls implemented in the U.S. and Canada. They conclude that the Anti-Inflation Board controls of 1975-78 reduced inflation, and were equal in their effects on wages and profits.

Controlling Inflation offers a close analysis of the range of responses framed to meet the most pressing economic challenge faced by Western economies in the 1970s.

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Barber, Clarence

CLARENCE BARBER is Professor Emeritus of the University of Manitoba. He is a member of the Royal Society of Canada, this country\s highest recognition of scholarly excellence. '
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McCallum, John

JOHN McCALLUM has taught economics the University of Manitoba, Simon Fraser University, the University of Québec at Montréal and McGill University. He was elected as a Member of Provincial Parliament for Markham, Ontario.
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