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Global Inflation Conference Research and Commentary

On December 2-3, PERI hosted the conference "Global Inflation Today: What Is to Be Done?," to explore the causes of the global inflation spike. Conference participants provided critical perspectives on the austerity macroeconomic policies being implemented globally to control inflation and proposed alternative policies capable of managing inflation without imposing austerity and rising mass unemployment. Below are links to conference research papers as well as commentary written by conference participants for The American Prospect series "The Great Inflation Myths."


American Prospect Articles

"Learning the Right Lessons from Recent Inflation"
by Josh Bivens

"The Inflation Numbers Game"
by James K. Boyce

"Inflation in an Unequal World"
by C. P. Chandrasekhar and Jayati Ghosh

"How the Federal Reserve Protects the Top One Percent"
Gerald Epstein and Aaron Medlin

"The Unfair Costs of Care"
by Nancy Folbre

"Supply Shocks, Inflation, and the Limits of Monetary Policy"
by Marc Jarsulic

"Two Percent Inflation Targeting Harms Growth"
by Robert Pollin and Hanae Bouazza

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