16. >>. Inflation, Disinflation, and Deflation. Krugman/Wells. CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING. Check Your Understanding 16-1 Questions 1 and 2.
Inflation, Disinflation, and Deflation
CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING
1) Suppose there is a large increase in the money supply in an economy that previously had low inflation. As a consequence, output expands in the short run. Does this disprove the classical model?
Check Your Understanding 16-2Question 1*
1*) Use Okun’s Law to predict the unemployment rate when the natural rate of unemployment is 5.2% and the output gap is -10%.
Check Your Understanding 16-2Questions 1 and 2
1) The short-run Phillips curve illustrates the negative relationship between cyclical unemployment and the actual inflation rate for a given level of the expected inflation rate.
2) British economists believe that the natural rate of unemployment rose from 3% to 10% during the 1970s. During that period Britain experienced a sharp acceleration of inflation. This may have been caused by positive supply shocks.