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Definition[ edit ] InPhillip Cagan wrote The Monetary Dynamics of Hyperinflation, the book often regarded as the first serious study of hyperinflation and its effects  though The Economics of Inflation by C.
Bresciani-Turroni on the German hyperinflation was published in Italian in .
It does not establish an absolute rule on when hyperinflation arises. Instead, it lists factors that indicate the existence of hyperinflation: Amounts of local currency held are immediately invested to maintain purchasing power The general population regards monetary amounts not in terms of the local currency but in terms of a relatively stable foreign currency.
Causes[ edit ] While there can be a number of causes of high inflation, most hyperinflations have been caused by government budget deficits financed by money creation. Most hyperinflations in history, with some exceptions, such as the French hyperinflation ofoccurred after the use of fiat currency became widespread in the late 19th century.
The French hyperinflation took place after the introduction of a non-convertible paper currency, the assignats. Money supply[ edit ] Hyperinflation occurs when there is a continuing and often accelerating rapid increase in the amount of money that is not supported by a corresponding growth in the output of goods and services.
The price increases that result from the rapid money creation creates a vicious circle, requiring ever growing amounts of new money creation to fund government deficits.
Hence both monetary inflation and price inflation proceed at a rapid pace. Such rapidly increasing prices cause widespread unwillingness of the local population to hold the local currency as it rapidly loses its buying power.
Instead they quickly spend any money they receive, which increases the velocity of money flow; this in turn causes further acceleration in prices. This means that the increase in the price level is greater than that of the money supply.
Here M refers to the money stock and P to the price level. This results in an imbalance between the supply and demand for the money including currency and bank depositscausing rapid inflation.
Very high inflation rates can result in a loss of confidence in the currency, similar to a bank run. Usually, the excessive money supply growth results from the government being either unable or unwilling to fully finance the government budget through taxation or borrowing, and instead it finances the government budget deficit through the printing of money.
Inflation is effectively a regressive tax on the users of money,  but less overt than levied taxes and is therefore harder to understand by ordinary citizens. Inflation can obscure quantitative assessments of the true cost of living, as published price indices only look at data in retrospect, so may increase only months later.
Monetary inflation can become hyperinflation if monetary authorities fail to fund increasing government expenses from taxesgovernment debtcost cutting, or by other means, because either during the time between recording or levying taxable transactions and collecting the taxes due, the value of the taxes collected falls in real value to a small fraction of the original taxes receivable; or government debt issues fail to find buyers except at very deep discounts; or a combination of the above.
Theories of hyperinflation generally look for a relationship between seigniorage and the inflation tax. Thus when fiat money is printed, government obligations that are not denominated in money increase in cost by more than the value of the money created.
The price of gold in Germany, 1 January — 30 November The vertical scale is logarithmic. From this, it might be wondered why any rational government would engage in actions that cause or continue hyperinflation.§ Implementation of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, High School, Beginning with School Year The provisions of §§ of this subchapter shall be implemented by school districts beginning with the school year.
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After being taken down twice by Blogger within a single week, we got the message: It’s Time To Go. Gates of Vienna has moved to a new address. Definition. In , Phillip Cagan wrote The Monetary Dynamics of Hyperinflation, the book often regarded as the first serious study of hyperinflation and its effects (though The Economics of Inflation by C.
Bresciani-Turroni on the German hyperinflation was published in Italian in ).In his book, Cagan defined a hyperinflationary episode as starting in the month that the monthly inflation. From this, it might be wondered why any rational government would engage in actions that cause or continue hyperinflation.
One reason for such actions is that often the alternative to hyperinflation is either depression or military defeat. The root cause is a matter of more dispute.
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