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INTRODUCTION

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din

in What Drives Prices in Egypt?

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9789774163036
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970344 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774163036.003.0001
INTRODUCTION

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Inflation implies both income and health. Aside from that, it impairs economic efficiency as well because it distorts price signals. By making it harder to distinguish between changes in relative prices and changes in the overall price level, inflation can also lead to a misallocation of resources. The quantity of money includes money in circulation. In addition, it also comprises the amount of deposits that is related to credit expansion. The Keynesian analysis later highlighted the main factors that determine the level of employment and inflation. It erodes real income of fixed nominal income earners, especially civil servants and pensioners.

Keywords: inflation; income; prices; Keynesian analysis; money; employment

Chapter.  2493 words. 

Subjects: Political Economy

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