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The Great Inflation: A Historical Overview and Lessons Learned

October 2012

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Oct 2, 2012 Inflation – The Economic Lowdown Podcast Series

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Economic Education Podcast series, The Economic Lowdown, Volume 1, Episode 4  (8:18)
By Scott Wolla

This episode discusses three aspects of inflation: what it is, what causes it and how it is measured. The episode also addresses related topics such as deflation, disinflation and the role of the Federal Reserve in monitoring inflation.

Oct 2, 2012 The Great Inflation Online Course for Teachers and Students

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Education, Online Course for Teachers and Students
By Scott Wolla
In this course, superhero Jack of All Trades and his sidekick Andy are confronted by a villain that threatens to disrupt society and rob the world of the certainty people have come to expect. And this dastardly villain is…Inflation. Jack and Andy time travel to the period known as The Great Inflation to discover the truth about inflation. With the help of Dr. Equilibrium, professor of economics, they learn that inflation is the result of too much money chasing too few goods and that the Federal Reserve System plays a key role in maintaining stable prices.

Oct 2, 2012 FRED in the Classroom: Measures of Inflation

Updated April 2012
By Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Education and Library Staff
A lesson on measures of inflation to be used in conjunction with FRED® (Federal Reserve Economic Data), a database of  over 55,000 U.S. and international economic time series.


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