Date of Original Version



Conference Proceeding

Abstract or Description

A few years ago there was much talk in the financial press, in business periodicals, in popular magazines about the prospect of long-run secular inflation. Much of this talk died in the United States during the early 1960's. It was replaced by talk of lagging growth rates as the rate of price increase slowed or stopped, depending upon the index chosen to measure inflation. Now that prices have risen again, a few voices have raised the old secular inflation question. Is the long-run prospect for the United States a gradual steady increase in the broad-based measures of prices? Are we likely to experience secular inflation in the U. S.?



Published In

Monetary problems of the early 1960's: review and appraisal : papers presented at the Third Annual Conference on Economic Affairs, Department of Economics, Georgia State College.